By targeting both physicians and patients in the state of Massachusetts this site hopes to lower prescription drug abuse in the state. It seems like a well researched effort that is targeting the main groups which can prevent prescription drug abuse. Hopefully their efforts will encourage other states to take actions which will prevent prescription drug abuse as well.
The Massachusetts Medical Society on Monday announced the launch of a website as part of its efforts to reduction prescription-drug abuse in the state.
The website, www.massmed.org/SmartScriptsMA, is “the cornerstone of the campaign announced last month by the physicians’ group to educate doctors and patients about safe prescribing and the storage and disposal of prescription pain medications,” the association said in a statement announcing the launch.