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Special Pill Bottles Can Help Reduce Medication Abuse and Misuse

One new tool that is emerging as a way to reduce medication abuse and misuse in the opioid overdose epidemic are advanced pill bottles. These include bottles that allow only a prescribed amount of medication to be released at a specified time, or bottles with built-in stopwatches, combination locks, and their own child-proof lock boxes. Such tools are increasing, as people seek to keep prescription medicines away from children and others. Read more here.

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