How to Properly Store Prescription Drugs

Seventy percent of prescription drug abusers over the age of 12 report that they are able to get prescription drugs from family and friends. Safe and secure storage is important in helping to prevent prescription drug abuse and diversion.

It is important to organize and keep track of their medications:
Where do you keep yours?
Are they in a secure place?
Are they easily accessible to a teen or someone who might abuse them?

In addition, be sure to:
Check the expiration dates and be aware of the quantities.
Safely discard expired medications, and secure the rest.

For more information, visit Avoid Opioid SD.

South Dakota State Medical Association
2600 W 49th St Ste 100
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Phone: 605.336.1965 | Fax: 605.274.3274

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