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Raising Awareness About Medication Adherence

Script Your Future is a national campaign to raise awareness about medication adherence. In partnership with nearly 100 public and private stakeholder organizations, the campaign will offer adherence resources to help patients and the health care professionals who care for them. Learn more here.

Medication Safety Information for Patients

 Designed for patient use the Patient Safety Resource Center includes links to websites providing patient centered education on a variety of topics including medication use, disposal, updated recall information, medication lists, safe use of over the counter medications and herbal supplements.

Safemedication.com from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Pharmacy and You from the American Pharmacists Association
Consumermedsafety.org from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices
How to Protect Your Medicines at Home

The Three Questions you should always ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist
Medication Use Safety Training for Seniors (MUST)

Making your own Medicine List

Have you ever gone to the doctor’s office or the hospital and you can’t remember your medications?  Create a medicine list to carry with you.  By filling out one of these forms you will have all of the information your health care providers will need to provide you with the best care.

http://www.wapatientsafety.org/mymedicinelist/
http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/ResourcesForYou/ucm079489.htm
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Choosing Over the Counter Medications

According to the Consumer Health Products Association (CHPA) there were more than 100,000 OTC drug products on the market in 2001.  That number has only increased since then making it even more important that consumers educate themselves on the safe and effective use of these products. The FDA provides comprehensive patient based information.

Over the Counter Pain Relievers

OTC pain relievers are some of the most frequently misused OTC medications.  Here is some information to keep you and your loved ones safe when using OTC pain relievers.

Medication Recalls

Click here for the latest information on recalls from the FDA.

Medication Disposal

Don't know what to do with those unused medications at home?  Below are links to websites that give detailed information for medication disposal and take back.
Washington State Medication Take Back Locations

Washington State Attorney General on Medication Disposal
FDA Guidelines on Proper Disposal of Prescription Drugs
SMARXT Disposal

National Council on Patient Information and Education

This website provides information on a variety of topics such as safe medication storage and disposal, use of over the counter medications, use of herbal supplements, buying medications online and prescription assistance programs. 

Cough and Cold Medicines in Young Children

FDA advisory on the use of OTC cough and cold medicines in young children.

Vaccine Safety Information

FDA information on Thimerosal in Vaccines
Washington State Department of Health information on Vaccine Safety

Do you have a question that was not answered by links on this website?  Please let us know at wspa@wsparx.org

 

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Renton, WA 98057
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(425) 228-7171
Fax: (425) 277-3897
Email: wspa@wsparx.org

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