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New Online Resource to Help Combat Abuse of Prescription Medications Launched by Purdue Pharma L.P.
Date:7/20/2011

he newly released Addressing Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) DVD.  This educational resource is designed to increase awareness of the scope of substance and medication abuse, assist in recognizing and preventing abuse of medications and other substances, and aid in the referral of individuals with substance abuse problems to an appropriate treatment program.  

Families and community organizations can learn about the signs and symptoms of drug abuse, view tips for safe storage and disposal of medications, and access educational resources geared to parents and family members.

Law enforcement and government officials can also access educational materials and technical assistance from Purdue's Law Enforcement Liaison and Education Program and from national law enforcement and anti-diversion organizations such as the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators, Inc. - to help their efforts to investigate and deter diversion of pharmaceutical products.  

RxSafetyMatters.org also serves as a portal to other additional online resources including:

  • SafeguardMyMeds.org, a national educational program developed by Purdue and the National Community Pharmacists Association to increase awareness about the importance of safe storage and disposal of prescription medicines in an effort to reduce the risk of misuse and abuse.
  • Time to Act and Time to Get Help, two programs developed by The Partnership at Drugfree.org (formerly the Partnership for a Drug Free America) to help parents of children who ar
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