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News and articles from the Ohio Department of Aging.

State agencies encourage older adults to be safe with medications Bookmark

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Older adults are at increased risk of complications from medication misuse and abuse. Research has shown that three out of five older adults take their prescriptions improperly. Misuse includes skipping doses, not filling prescriptions, and not following the prescriber's directions. The Ohio Department of Aging and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services are using National Substance Abuse Awareness Month to alert older Ohioans of the risk and share tips to take, store, and dispose of their medications safely.

State agencies encourage older adults, families, to take advantage of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Bookmark

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The Ohio Department of Aging and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services encourage all Ohioans to take advantage of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. Locations around the state will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accept pills for proper disposal. The service is free and anonymous.

Toolkit helps Ohioans adopt safe medication practices for better health Bookmark

Take, store and dispose of medications safely.
Ruth Emptage, PharmD, BCGP, from the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and member of the Ohio Pharmacists Association, describes the Generation Rx initiative and three important steps you and older loved ones can take to ensure you take, store and dispose of medications properly.

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