Safe storage and disposal resources for physicians and patients
1. Educate your patients about safe use of prescription opioids.
2. Remind your patients that medications should be stored out of reach of children – and in a safe place.
3. Talk to your patients about the most appropriate way to dispose of expired, unwanted and unused medications.
The AMA wants to hear directly from physicians how they are responding to the nation’s opioid epidemic. By sharing your story, you will help inform AMA advocacy in our work on behalf of physicians and patients.
Available in both English and Spanish, this poster is meant to be hung in the pediatric office for families to see. It is designed specifically so that local resources can be written into the empty white space. The poster was disseminated at the 2017 National Conference and Exhibition, discussed in an October 2017 AAP News article, and is available upon request until quantities are depleted. Request copies here.