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Prescription/OTC Drug Prevention

Prescription/OTC Drug Prevention refers to any drug given via prescription from a medical professional or purchased over-the-counter from a pharmacy.

CDC’s Injury Prevention & Control: Opioid Overdose


CDC produced a suite of videos to help improve communication between prescribers and patients about prescription opioids. These videos complement the CDC Guideline and aim to educate patients and providers about opioids and their risks. Available on YouTube, these videos can be easily used as Public Service Announcements (PSAs), shared on social media, or featured in trainings and presentations.

DEA Diversion Control: Controlled Substance Public Disposal Locations

This site allows you to enter you zip code and locate the nearest safe drop off zone for prescription medications so that members of your home and community cannot access opioids and other narcotics medications.

Generation Rx: Safe Medication Practices for Life

The Cardinal Health Foundation has teamed up with Ohio State University College of Pharmacy to promote the prevention of prescription drug abuse & misuse with GenerationRx Outreach Initiative. Together they created a free, comprehensive suite of resources to increase awareness about the issue & encourage action in communities across the country.

Know Your Dose – Acetaminophen

Acetaminophen is in more than 600 over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription (Rx) medicines. When used as directed it’s safe and effective, but taking too much can lead to liver damage. Do you know if your medicines contain acetaminophen?

Medicine Safety: A Toolkit for Families

The Medicine Safety: A Toolkit for Families was developed by The Center for Improving Medication Management (The CIMM) and the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) to help ensure that consumers of all ages  have access to important information and educational resources to promote safe and appropriate medicine use.

Operation Prevention

The DEA and Discovery Education have joined forces to combat a growing epidemic of prescription opioid misuse and heroin use nationwide. Operation Prevention’s mission is to educate students about the true impacts of opioids and kick-start lifesaving conversations in the home and classroom.

OTC Literacy Curriculum


Through each of Scholastic’s divisions, from book publishing and distribution to media, from educational technology to classroom magazines, literacy remains the cornerstone of all that we do. Because now more than ever, literacy- the ability to read, write and understand- is a necessity, not only to succeed but also to survive.

Pain in the Nation

The Pain in the Nation report highlights more than 60 research-based policies, practices and programs to reduce substance use, alcohol misuse and suicide – and promote better well-being for all Americans.

Prescription Drug Employer Kit

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This employer kit contains the following materials to help communicate and develop policies around use of prescription painkillers:

  • A guide “The Proactive Role Employers Can Take: Opioids in the Workplace”
  • Tools to examine and update your drug free workplace and employee benefit programs
  • Fact sheets and handouts with helpful information to educate your employees
  • 5-minute safety talks
  • Poster series focused on home safety and disposal

Series: Rx Pain Medications

The publication series, “Rx Pain MedicationsKnow the OptionsGet the Facts.” is a set of 13 fact sheets designed to increase awareness of the risks associated with prescription opioid use and misuse, as well as to educate patients who are prescribed opioids for pain about the risks and to provide resources on methods for alternative pain management.

Smart Moves Smart Choices

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By educating children as early as possible about medication safety, together we can work toward protecting them and their futures.


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