Advertisement

Pharmacists learn warning signs of prescription drug abuse

Share This Page
Partnership Carson City, an organization that focuses on community wellness and drug education, recently held an event titled "Last Set of Eyes" to help pharmacists learn about the potential warning signs of prescription drug abuse. Lt.

Partnership Carson City, an organization that focuses on community wellness and drug education, recently held an event titled "Last Set of Eyes" to help pharmacists learn about the potential warning signs of prescription drug abuse. Lt. Andy Rasor from the Nevada Division of Investigation said that even for pharmacists, the perception that prescription drugs are safer remains prevalent. Patients addicted to prescription medication could burglarize a pharmacy or provide forged scripts. Pharmacists must also be aware of doctors who are overprescribing medications and alert the authorities about any blatant wrongdoing. If patients are particularly adamant about receiving the brand name of a drug, it could also be a sign that they are addicted to that particular form of the medication, said Deputy Josh Chaney of the Carson City Sheriff's Office. Other warning signs include patients who fill a prescription for pain medications and ask for larger-gauge needles. Pharmacists should remain vigilant, diligently checking driver's licenses and conducting searches for the doctors writing the prescriptions to make sure they actually exist.

Ad Position: 
Bottom Center Aligned
http://www.nevadaappeal.com/news/local/22293119-113/pharmacists-learn-warning-signs-of-prescription-drug-abuse

Advertisement

Related Content

block-views-related-content-block