Dawgs Don’t Share RXs

RRealize that the law takes prescription medication use seriously.

XDo not share your prescriptions or borrow prescription medications from others.

Prescription medications are prescribed by a medical provider to specific patients for specific reasons at specific doses for specific amounts of time. As long as you stay in those parameters you can legally use a prescription medication.

However, it is illegal to:

  • Use prescription medications without a prescription from a licensed medical provider
  • Share your medication with family or friends, even if they have the same condition or a prescription for the same medication
  • Use someone else’s medication
  • Alter or forge a prescription
  • Use more than prescribed
  • Use the medication for reasons other than what the medication was prescribed for
  • Carry the medication outside of the original container
  • Use the medication after the prescription has expired

If you have any questions about the legal use of prescription medications, call the UHC Pharmacy 706-542-9979.

Partnership for Safer Medication Use

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A Healthy Dawg knows the Rx. Be a Safe and Smart Dawg! Learn the prescription - Rx - for safer medication use by clicking on the Rx.)
  1. Dawgs take Rx as directed
  2. Dawgs don’t mix Rx pills with alcohol
  3. Dawgs use Rxs responsibly
  4. Dawgs call 911 for Rx emergencies
  5. Dawgs don’t share Rxs
  6. Dawgs ask professionals about Rxs
  7. Dawgs study Rx safe
  8. Dawgs drop box the Rx leftovers

The following partners have collaborated
to provide you with this information on how to
safely use prescription medications:
The UHC Fontaine Center
UHC Health Promotion Department
UHC Pharmacy
UGA College of Pharmacy