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Transcript: Oral Health and Opioids

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ON SCREEN TEXT: The Opioid Epidemic.

ANNOUNCER: The opioid epidemic is affecting countless lives, including young adults.

ON SCREEN ANIMATION: Numerous female and male adults fade into view and pass by the camera, finally centering on one male and one female teenager.

ANNOUNCER: Did you know approximately forty-five percent of opioid prescriptions to adolescents are made by dentists, often after wisdom teeth removal.

ON SCREEN ANIMATION: Prescription pill bottle appears, teenagers' images are placed on the bottle's label.

ON SCREEN TEXT: Approximately forty-five percent of opioid prescriptions to adolescents are made by dentists.

ANNOUNCER: These drugs carry risks.

ON SCREEN ANIMATION: Pill bottle turns to display a different portion of its label, which contains an exclamation-point warning symbol.

ON SCREEN TEXT: Opioids carry risks.

ANNOUNCER: But you can help reduce your risk, or the risk for a loved one. If prescribed an opioid, ask your dentist to consider limiting prescriptions to three days...

ON SCREEN ANIMATION: Pill bottle rotates again, with label now displaying a calendar icon, inside of which is the number three.

ON SCREEN TEXT: Ask your dentist to consider limiting prescriptions to three days. ANNOUNCER: ...using over-the-counter pain relievers...

ON SCREEN ANIMATION: Pill bottle rotates a final time, with label displaying a pharmacy “RX” symbol. Pill bottle shrinks in size and joins two other non-prescription pill bottles.

ON SCREEN TEXT: Try OTC pain relievers.
ANNOUNCER: ...and properly disposing of unused medications.

ON SCREEN ANIMATION: Bottles fade and are replaced by a plastic bag containing old pills packed properly for disposal. A trash can appears and bag is thrown into the can.

ON SCREEN TEXT: And dispose of unused medications.
ANNOUNCER: For more information, go to Shatterproof dot org.
ON SCREEN ANIMATION: Trash can disappears and is replaced by full-screen text. ON SCREEN TEXT: For more information, go to Shatterproof.org.

ANNOUNCER: This has been a message from Shatterproof, UnitedHealthcare, and this station.

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