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RxSafe Marin is a coalition of community members and experts collaboratively addressing the local prescription drug misuse and abuse epidemic.

For more information download our booklet, visit www.rxsafemarin.org/ or email RxSafeMarin@gmail.com.
Michaela Massoletti shares her RxStory personal struggle with addiction, growing up as a teen in Marin, and how RxSafe Marin provides a way to overcome the epidemic of prescription drug misuse and abuse.

Inside a Massive, Successful Effort to Stop Prescribing So Many Opioids

How does a system of doctors change the decades-old practice of treating pain—from an ankle sprain to a chronic back problem—with addictive pills? And if not opioids, what do you give patients in pain? Learn more from our community partner Partnership HealthPlan of California.  

Dental Schools Add An Urgent Lesson: Think Twice About Prescribing Opioids

Massachusetts has taken the lead in trying to reduce opioid prescription abuse. Last year, Gov. Charlie Baker's office passed a law to prevent drug misuse. Dental schools in the state are also required to teach a set of core competencies that their students are required to meet before graduating. Students will have to demonstrate that they know how to consider nonopioid treatment options. Read more. The Marin County Dental Society has joined with RxSafe Marin to promote safe and appropriate opioid prescribing. Get a copy of the guidelines here. 

Opioid Epidemic May Be Keeping Prime-Age Americans Out of the Workforce

New research suggests a significant portion of the post-1990s decline in labor-force participation among Americans in their prime working years could be linked to the opioid epidemic. Conducted by Princeton University economist Alan Kruegerthe study found that a national increase in opioid painkiller prescriptions between 1999 and 2015 may have accounted for about 20% of the decline in workforce participation among men ages 25 to 54, and roughly 25% of the drop in prime-age female workforce participation. Read more.

Safe Drug Disposal: Stewardship Plan Update at 9/26 Marin BOS Meeting

The Marin County Board of Supervisors passed the Marin County Safe Drug Disposal Ordinance in August 2015. The new ordinance will require any producer of prescription and over-the-counter drugs offered for sale in Marin County to participate in an approved drug stewardship program for collection and disposal of unwanted medications. You are invited to the September 26 Marin BOS meeting to hear an update on the stewardship plan by County of Marin Environmental Health Services & by MED-Project.
REMEMBER: Getting involved is easier than you think! Every individual brings an important expertise to this effort to help end prescription drug misuse and abuse in Marin.
 
1. JOIN AN ACTION TEAMClick here to sign up. 
 
2. SAFELY DISPOSE YOUR UNUSED MEDICATIONS. Click here for locations.
 
3. STAY CONNECTED TO US. Sign-up for our newsletterlike us on Facebook & Instagram
 
4. LEARN MORE: www.RxSafeMarin.org
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Looking for RxSafe, LLC, makers of the RxSafe 1800 and RxASP automation systems? Click here to visit their website http://rxsafe.com/, or email them info@rxsafe.com. Please note that RxSafe, LLC is not formally affiliated with RxSafe Marin.
RxSafe Marin Newsletter, Volume 3 - Issue 7- September 2017
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