Prescription Medication Misuse and Overdose Prevention

Prescription Pills

Prescription drug misuse and abuse, specifically opioids, is a huge problem in California. The Medical Board has joined forces with the California Department of Public Health, the Pharmacy Board, and many other State agencies and stakeholders to expand prevention and treatment strategies as well as to decrease the amount of misuse. In addition it’s important to recognize that these medications are needed and have “an appropriate use”. The Board is dedicated to working with the Statewide Opioid Safety Workgroup in educating and informing physicians and consumers, in conjunction with the Board’s number one mission “consumer protection.”