With an aging population, more and more seniors are being moved into long-term care facilities. Considering that several forms of prescription medication used in senior-care treatment are controlled substances, there have been concerns of diversion of these drugs. Theft, receptacle overflow and other forms of improper disposal can lead to diversion and contribute to the opioid epidemic.
To understand consumer knowledge and concern of the growing challenge of drug diversion in long-term care facilities in the United States, we conducted a study, “Drug Diversion in Long Term Care Facilities,” among 1,200 US consumers aged 54+.
To find out how Americans feel about this issue, download the report.