Every day approximately 2,600 young people between 12 and 17 years of age abuse a prescription painkiller for the first time.”
America’s biggest drug problem is not on the street…it’s in our medicine cabinets. In fact, prescription medication abuse is now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States.
The Generation Rx Initiative, developed by The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and funded by the Cardinal Health Foundation, is an educational program that increases public awareness of prescription medication abuse and encourages health care providers, community leaders, parents, teens, and college students to actively work to prevent abuse. APhA-ASP is honored to partner with Cardinal Health on this educational program to expand the breadth and depth of this important initiative to the communities surrounding our nation’s schools and colleges of pharmacy.
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