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Safe Opioid Disposal - Remove the Risk Outreach Toolkit

Safe Opioid Disposal - Remove the Risk Outreach Toolkit

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Remove the Risk

Remove the Risk raises awareness of the serious dangers of keeping unused opioid pain medicines in the home and provides information about safe disposal of these medicines.

Use these free toolkit materials—public service announcements (PSAs), social media images and posts, fact sheets, and more—for talking with others about safe opioid disposal.

 

Video Icon Video PSAs

Social Media Posts Icon  Social Media Posts

 

 

Radio Icon  Radio PSAs

Fact Sheet Icon  Fact Sheets

 

 

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Video PSAs

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Keep Your Family Safe From Unused
Opioid Pain Medicines
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Transcript

Keep Your Family Safe From
Unused Opioid Pain Medicines
(0:30)
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Keep Your Family Safe From Unused
Opioid Pain Medicines
(0:15)
Transcript

 

Radio PSAs

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Radio Play ButtonJust in Case (0:60)
Transcript and audio file
Transcript and audio file (ZIP - 1.7MB)
Radio Play ButtonJust in Case (0:30)
Transcript and audio file
Transcript and audio file (ZIP - 943KB)
Radio Play ButtonJust in Case (0:15)
Transcript and audio file
Transcript and audio file (ZIP - 516KB)

 

 

 

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Social Media Graphics

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Remove the Risk Medicine Cabinet

Medicine Cabinet
(GIF -  4.7MB)

Remove the Risk Two Great Reasons

Two Great Reasons
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Remove the Risk Still Your Babies

Still Your Babies
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Remove the Risk Single Opportunity

Single Opportunity
(JPEG - 226KB)

 

 

Remove the Risk Both Relying on You

Both Relying on You
(JPEG - 319KB)

Remove the Risk Safe in Your Home

Safe in Your Home
(JPEG - 266KB)

Remove the Risk Keep Them Safe

Keep Them Safe
(JPEG - 259KB)

 

 

 

Social Media Posts

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Tweets

Most people who are prescribed #opioids for pain relief after a surgery or injury have unused meds. Make sure they don’t get into the wrong hands. Here’s how to dispose of them safely:
www.FDA.gov/DrugDisposal
#RemoveOpioidRisk

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You can be part of the solution to the opioid crisis. Remove the risk of unused opioids from your home—proper disposal can save lives.
Discover how:
www.FDA.gov/DrugDisposal
#RemoveOpioidRisk

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Unused prescription #opioids can be dangerous, especially for children and pets. Learn how to get rid of unused pills, syrups, and patches to keep your loved ones safe.
www.FDA.gov/DrugDisposal
#RemoveOpioidRisk

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Some medicines, such as #opioids, are especially dangerous if misused. Check medicine cabinets or drawers for unused medicines. @FDA_Drug_Info explains how to safely dispose of them. Drug Disposal Options #RemoveOpioidRisk

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Opioids helped with the pain, and you held onto them… just in case. But did you know that holding onto unused #opioids puts your family at risk? Learn how to dispose of them safely:
www.FDA.gov/DrugDisposal #RemoveOpioidRisk

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Facebook Posts

Surgery 2 years ago. A broken bone last year. The dental procedure last month. Whatever your reason for taking prescription #opioids, do not keep them around when you no longer need them. Learn how to dispose of unused opioids safely:
www.FDA.gov/DrugDisposal
#RemoveOpioidRisk

Approximately 50% of people who misuse prescription pain medicines get them from a friend or family member. Don't share unused #opioids. Find out about safe opioid disposal and spread the word!
www.FDA.gov/DrugDisposal
#RemoveOpioidRisk

Turning the tide on the opioid crisis can start with you and your community. Make sure you dispose of unused opioid medicines safely. Find out how to Remove the Risk:
www.FDA.gov/DrugDisposal
#RemoveOpioidRisk

 

Trouble with opioids often starts at home with unused prescribed medicines in your cabinets or drawers. But you can dispose of unused medicines safely—and prevent them from harming your loved ones. Discover how: Drug Disposal Options #RemoveOpioidRisk

 

 

 

Fact Sheets

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Drop-in Content

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FDA Campaign Encourages Americans to Dispose of Unused Prescription Opioids Safely

Newsletter Article for Consumers

Encourage Your Patients to Dispose of Unused Prescription Opioids Safely

Newsletter Article for Health Care Professionals

Remove the Risk of Unused Opioids/How to Dispose of Opioids Safely

Email for Stakeholders

 

 

 

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