Episode 5

Safety with Controlled Substance Prescriptions

This is a brief bonus episode inspired by the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Although brief, it's packed with tips for safe prescribing, storage and disposal of opioids, and other controlled substances with misuse potential.


Takeaways From This Episode

  • Scope of pain medication related misuse or abuse

  • Medications commonly associated with misuse or abuse

  • Misconceptions around safety of prescription medication

  • Disconnect between belief of harm and storage practices

  • Tips for safe prescription of opioid medications for acute pain

  • Tips for storage and disposal of unused or expired prescription medications


Links Mentioned in this Episode

DEA National Prescription Take Back Day

CDC Guidelines for prescribing Opioids

FDA Information on Opioids

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