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Generation Rx is an evidence-informed prevention education and awareness program designed for anyone to use to educate people of all ages about safe medication practices and the potential dangers of misusing prescription medications.
Anyone can use its resources to lead interactive sessions about using medications safely. Generation Rx was founded at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, and has been powered through a partnership with the Cardinal Health Foundation since 2009.
Prescription medications can help us live longer and healthier lives, but any medication has the potential to cause harm - especially when misused. Though most people take prescription drugs as they’re prescribed, in 2017, an estimated 18 million people in the United States misused prescription medications at least once, according to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The same year, one million Americans misused prescription pain relievers, more than one million misused prescription stimulants, more than 1.5 million misused tranquilizers, and more than 270,000 people misused sedatives for the first time.