“Are You the Only One Taking Your Medicine,” Asks the Alliance for Balanced Pain Management

| September 3, 2015

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“Are You the Only One Taking Your Medicine?“ is a free checklist that consumers and health care providers can use to assess whether a home is at risk for medication misuse, abuse or diversion. Produced by the Alliance for Balanced Pain Management (AfBPM), this tool also includes tips for how you can monitor, safeguard and properly dispose of prescription medicines, including pain medicines, to minimize the risk of inappropriate use.

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