Respect the Rx
The “Respect the Rx” campaign provides resources for educating patients about the
potentially deadly consequences of misusing prescription drugs. The goal is to help them benefit from prescribed medications while avoiding the serious problems which can result from their misuse. (These materials were prepared by student pharmacists, in collaboration with Rardin Family Practice, at The Ohio State University.)
Patient Videos on Controlled Substances
This section contains a video for waiting rooms and an educational video with an accompanying handout for patients who receive a controlled substance prescription.
The Opioid Checklist
“The Opioid Checklist” is provided for use by pharmacists in educating patients about the safe use of opioid medications. It briefly outlines key aspects of the opioid epidemic, provides medication counseling guidelines, describes safe medication storage and disposal options, and provides space to include the pharmacist/pharmacy’s information. Use this checklist when counseling your patients, and send it home with them for future reference.
Bulletin Board Panels and Banners
This section includes visual materials for display in patient care areas.
This section includes a brochure that can be printed and given to patients.
Healthcare Professional Talking Points
This section includes talking points for healthcare professionals when prescribing or dispensing controlled substances for their patients.
Patient Questions for Health Professionals
This section includes sample questions for patients to ask their healthcare professionals when receiving controlled substance prescriptions.
National Institute on Drug Abuse Information for “Patients & Families”
This site provides information about treatment resources, prevention resources, clinical trials, and addiction, as well as “a patient’s perspective.”
The Medicine Abuse Project “Patient Education Materials”
This site from the PartnershipTM for Drug-Free Kids provides resources and information for healthcare providers to use with their patients.