Safe Use of Prescription Pain Medication
October 03, 2011
This publication describes how to use prescription pain medication safely. It lists some of the dangers of not following the directions, possible signs of overdose, and how to safely dispose of unwanted or expired medication. Prescribing Pain Medication in the Emergency Department, a patient education poster for emergency departments, is also available to download.
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University of Washington Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services