Every day, all across America, prescription medications help people get better, whether they have a short-term illness or a chronic disease. But a sad fact is that medicine, when not used properly, can cause harm. The misuse of medication has become a serious problem around the country, and J M Smith Corporation, in conjunction with the J M Smith Foundation, is committed to helping to end this crisis. From our business practices to our philanthropic efforts, we are working to combat medication misuse.
Supporting our community is in our DNA at J M Smith Corporation. It was a fundamental value of our Founder, and his legacy lives in all of us. We are proud to help groups who are working to prevent addiction and help those with addiction on their way to recovery.
Will’s Work came to be after a family turned a terrible loss into a mission to “create a paradigm shift away from the Bystander Effect” prevalent on high school and college campuses. J M Smith and its Foundation are proud to sponsor their work in the community, providing “Speak Up – Speak Out” workshops to educate students, faculty and community members on how to help those caught up in addiction…before it is too late.
First responders know how important it is to act quickly. Often, the time it takes to get someone in an active overdose to a medical facility is more time than that person has. J M Smith has been at the front of the effort to equip police departments with the tools they need to offer life-saving assistance.
Benton Police Department was the first recipient of funding for naloxone kits.
Spartanburg Police also received funding:
The increase in prescription drug abuse over the last decade is proof that diversion happens. We see it as our mission to not let it happen on our watch. From compliance programs to software to education, policies and procedures, we hold ourselves, and our pharmacy customers, to the highest standards. SafeMeds is our comprehensive effort to combat illegal prescription drug use in our country.