Keeping unused, unneeded medications at home where they may be found by children, pets or individuals who seek to misuse them can lead to tragedy. In partnership with Project Lazarus and United Healthcare, the NC Medical Board designed a patient resource highlighting the importance of safe storage and safe disposal of medications (specifically opioids). This new resource is in the form of a tear sheet, where the prescriber can tear off a sheet to hand to a patient when opioids are being prescribed.

Safe Disposal Tear Sheet

Other Resources for Preventing Medication Misuse