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When the Prescription Becomes the Problem: Resources

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When the prescription becomes the problem
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Tell your story. Use six words. Create a picture or a video. Tag it #RxProblem. Post it. Share. CDC.gov/DrugOverdose

Half of all #opioid OD deaths involve a prescription. Get involved. Here’s how. #RxProblem CDC.gov/DrugOverdose

When the Prescription Becomes the Problem. Tell your story about Rx #opioids Tag it #RxProblem CDC.gov/DrugOverdose

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Many people have been affected by Rx #opioid addiction or overdose death. Tell their stories #RxProblem CDC.gov/DrugOverdose

Challenge assumptions about prescription #opioids and patient safety. Tell your story in 6 words. #RxProblem CDC.gov/DrugOverdose

Inspire our communities to improve both patient safety and the way we treat pain. #RxProblem Here’s how to share your story: CDC.gov/DrugOverdose

Ask your friends to help raise awareness about prescription drug addiction and overdose. Download free #RxProblem materials from CDC.gov/DrugOverdose

Data and Facts

Rx #opioids and #heroin killed more than 28,000 people in 2014. 78 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. CDC.gov/DrugOverdose

Rx #opioids & #heroin killed more than 28,000 people in 2014. Over half of all #opioid OD deaths involve a prescription pain reliever. CDC.gov/DrugOverdose

Opioids are drugs that can help manage pain but have serious risks of misuse, abuse, & overdose #RXProblem CDC.gov/DrugOverdose

CDC’s new #opioid prescribing guideline encourages physicians to consider the needs & safety of patients http://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/prescribing/guideline.html

We can prevent #opioid overdose by improving clinical practices & patient safety. Read CDC’s new Guideline http://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/prescribing/guideline.html

Safer prescribing of prescription #opioids saves lives. We need to improve the way we treat pain. #RxProblem CDC.gov/DrugOverdose

Overprescribing of Rx #opioids and a growing overdose problem: learn what you can do to help #RXProblem

More prescriptions for #opioids, yet no overall change in pain reported by Americans. We need to improve how we treat pain. #RxProblem

Ask your doctor about the risks of #opioids, and about other ways to manage your pain. #RxProblem CDC.gov/DrugOverdose

Physicians: Start low. Go slow. CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. Learn more: http://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/prescribing/guideline.html

For people struggling w #opioid addiction, treatment & overdose prevention are needed. #RxProblem CDC.gov/DrugOverdose

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