Last month was National Safety Month and in honor of the recognition we here at DLO thought it would be a good idea to team up with the National Safety Council and give you tips on how to opioid painkillers correctly. The Centers for Disease Control reports that in recent years, the number of poisoning deaths has doubled, largely due to overdoses of prescribed painkillers. Painkiller sales have increased over 600% since 1997. More people die from overdoses of legal drugs than from cocaine and heroin combined. This trend is gaining momentum in the new age generation and it’s important to know how to protect and manage your prescription medications.
Know that taking someone else’s prescription is very dangerous. The medication prescribed is based on the patient’s own personal well-being and may have an adverse reaction with someone else’s body. Keep your medications in a cool, dry place out of reach from children and if needed lock the medicine cabinet the prescription is stored in.
If you or a loved one has been affected by misuse of medications we here at Dixon Law Office have an experienced team of lawyers that can help you get the compensation you deserve. Don’t wait another minute of suffering. Call us today for a free case consultation at 888-354-9880 or contact us online here.