New campaign to battle prescription drug abuse & misuse

KUSA - The Governor is announcing a new campaign to tackle prescription drug abuse and misuse.

The new campaign is called Take Meds Seriously. The goal is to educate everyone about the safe use, storage and disposal of prescription medicines.

40% of Coloradans surveyed said they have abused prescription drugs and in most cases it was painkillers.

A third of those who misused the drugs did so for recreational purposes

35 Coloradans die each month from prescription drug overdoses.

For more information on the program, head to this website:

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