According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health conducted by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), every day, 2,500 youngsters age 12 to 17 try a
painkiller for the first time, and teens abuse prescription drugs more than any illicit street drug except marijuana.
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What is O:MC?
O:MC is a professional, comprehensive, pre-packaged public safety and environmental awareness program designed to prevent the misuse and abuse of unwanted over-the-
counter and prescription medications, and keep them out of communities’ water supplies.
Why is O:MC important?
Drug Abuse and Misuse
O:MC keeps unwanted medications out of the wrong hands. Medicines left unattended or disposed of carelessly are a danger, whether it’s accidental ingestion by people or pets, illegal use or theft, or identity theft from discarded containers with patient information.
O:MC protects the environment and prevents pollution by helping communities properly dispose of unused medications. Studies show that flushing medications down the toilet
or sink drain contaminates water supplies and endangers aquatic life in our rivers and
streams; wastewater facilities aren’t designed to remove pharmaceutical chemicals.
Who Can Use O:MC?
For more information, email email@example.com or call 888-434-4777.
Protect your drinking water and safely dispose of unwanted medicines.
Contact Parsons Public Relations to help you organize an O:MC event in your community. Call 888-434-4777 ext. 2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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