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Pharmacists and doctors work to prevent prescription overdoses and addictions

Phamracists believe doctors are prescribing fewer prescription pain pills. (Source:WALB) Phamracists believe doctors are prescribing fewer prescription pain pills. (Source:WALB)
Alison Weldon, U Save It Pharmacist (Source:WALB) Alison Weldon, U Save It Pharmacist (Source:WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Pharmacists at U Save It Pharmacy on Dawson Road say they believe doctors here are working to prescribe fewer prescription pain pills than before.
    

They say that's a good thing and that pharmacists and doctors need to do everything they can to prevent accidental overdoses and addiction.

"Doctor's offices and pharmacists try really hard to make sure that people aren't getting their refills early, if we have any questions about an increased dose or increased frequency on pain pills we always try to check with the doctor,” said Alison Weldon, Pharmacist at U Save It Pharmacy.

Even with fewer prescriptions lately, Weldon says pain pills remain one of their most commonly sold prescriptions.

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