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Preventing Drug Diversion by Prescription Pill Counting


Overdose is a common concern. The CDC recently reported that drug overdose deaths in the United States has steadily increased over the past ten years. A little over 75% of the deaths involved prescription opioid narcotics such as Oxy-Contin, Vicodin, Lortabs, etc. Unit packaging isn't a popular solution.


"It’s probably because it costs a few more cents per dose and also because patient packs would take up more storage space. Doctors would also have to prescribe only the quantities available in patient packs, which initially might cause some confusion." -Michael R. Cohen, R.Ph., Simple packaging change can reduce Rx drug diversion

Pharmacy scales and prescription pill counting systems are the start to battling the rising number of overdose deaths in the U.S. Complaints from consumers who allege their pharmacy shorted them on their medication is common. Correct pill counting is essential. Take control.

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