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Prescription Drugs: Dependency and Support

At Lannett, we are in the business of making healthcare more affordable and accessible. Patient safety is our top priority, and we are deeply concerned about the issue of prescription drug dependency.

We have listed information and resources on prescription drug dependency and recovery below, in order to provide assistance and support to patients who may be affected by this issue.

Safe Medication Disposal

Leaving medications around can contribute to misuse and addiction. Once you have finished a course of prescription medication, we strongly urge you to dispose of any leftover medication to keep it from falling into the wrong hands. Our Medication Disposal page has updated information and links to the FDA guidelines for proper medication disposal.

Contact your Doctor for Help with Prescription Drug Dependency

If you are concerned about potential drug dependency in yourself or a loved one, we encourage you to contact your physician. Your doctor will be able to monitor the situation, assist you in dealing with any physical or mental symptoms, and connect you with the best resources to help.

Resources for Prescription Drug Dependency and Recovery

Opioid addiction has been recognized as a national public health crisis, and there are many resources available for prescription drug dependency issues.

The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) is a component of The National Institutes of Health (NIH) whose mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation, with the goal of reducing the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. Find helplines and treatment resources on their website.

Healthfinder.gov, the website of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), offers free web content on drug addiction as well as other health topics relevant to Americans.  Here, you can find articles, tools information, and search for local services and healthcare providers.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides information on prescription drug dependency in the form of articles and studies on drug addiction.

The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has drug fact sheets, as well as information on prescription take back days and drug abuse prevention.