Prevent Overdose RI

Medicine and Drugs

What You Should Do

  • Take only medications as prescribed;
  • Consult with your pharmacist if you have questions about medicines;
  • Be cautious with using medications to deal with pain; more
  • Dispose of household medical waste safely; more
  • Know how to deal with a drug overdose. more

What We Do

  • License pharmacies and pharmacists to ensure that medicine is used as prescribed; more
  • Monitor the use of controlled substances; more
  • Work to ensure safe opioid prescribing; more
  • Support the use of e-prescribing; more
  • Regulate the use of medical marijuana. more