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Smart and Safe

MMS Smart and Safe Physicians and patients have a meaningful opportunity to reduce the abuse of prescription drugs in Massachusetts. Patients can limit the supply of drugs by safely storing and disposing of their prescription medications, and physicians can follow safe, effective and responsible prescribing practices.    

Medication Storage

How to safely store your medications and prevent drug abuse.

Medication Disposal

How to dispose of your medications safely and properly.

Prescriber Education

Free CME programs, prescribing guidelines, and more information for prescribers.

Patient Information

Resources for patients, parents and grandparents about safe handling of prescription medications.

MMS Takes to the Airwaves About the Opioid Crisis: Doctor to Patient

In a new radio ad broadcast during New England Patriots football games, President Dennis M. Dimitri, MD, talks to patients about the opioid overdose crisis. He encourages  physicians to prescribe smaller doses of opioids, and urges patients to ask their doctor about the risks, benefits, and possible alternatives to opioids.

Medicine Abuse Project  

The MMS is a strategic partner of the Medicine Abuse Project of the Partnership for Drug Free Kids. The project has produced two award-winning television commercials that highlight the needs to Safeguard Your Meds


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