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MEDICATION 

SAFETY

MEDICATION

SAFETY.

WV DII & Fruth Pharmacy

As a result of COVID-19, we have gone back to the roots of the “Rex™” Program—innovation. Don’t  Keep Rx Around™ will be live streaming in schools throughout West Virginia during 2020 and 2021.

In addition, we have partnered with Fruth Pharmacy to educate persons across the life span—children, parents, and grandparents—about the importance of safe medication use, storage, and disposal.

The WV DII is working with Fruth to develop a pilot program for 2021 that will provide both a medication disposal kit and naloxone to patients when an opioid is dispensed. Research indicates that safe medication disposal (removing expired and unused medications from the home) and a co-prescription of naloxone with opioid prescriptions reduces fatal and non-fatal overdoes.