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Learning about Safe Medication Use--It's a Must!

Author: Lindsay Clarke

Date: January 19th, 2012

Older Americans make up 13% of our population but account for 34% of all prescription medication use and 30% of all over-the-counter (OTC) medication use. This is due in large part to the fact that 4 out of 5 older Americans has 1 or more chronic conditions—often requiring multiple medications at once.


Talking about Your Medicines

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: October 7th, 2015

Today we want to talk about your medicines, as October serves as Talk about Your Medicines Month. 


This Week Is National Poison Prevention Week

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: March 17th, 2015

This is an opportunity to raise awareness about the danger that poisonings create to people of all ages and to help prevent accidental poisonings.


'Tis the Season for Medication Safety

Author: Guest Blogger

Date: December 23rd, 2014

We are sharing this guest blog post from our friends at the Up and Away Campaign about medication safety during the holidays.


This Grandparents Day Put Your Medications Up and Away

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: September 4th, 2014

This Sunday we celebrate National Grandparents Day.


Consumer Reports Is Feeling No Pain

Author: Susan Peschin

Date: August 4th, 2014

Type: Blog

Alliance President and CEO Susan Peschin, MHS, writes about a Consumer Reports article on opioids and acetaminophen.


New Educational Resource on Acetaminophen Now Available

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: June 26th, 2014

Today, the Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition released a superb new report called Acetaminophen: How It's Used, Preventing Overdose and What We Can Do to Promote Safe Use.


Turning a Blind Eye on Patients

Author: Cynthia Bens

Date: May 22nd, 2014

Type: Blog

Alliance Vice President of Public Policy Cynthia Bens discusses AMD and older adults. 


Infographic on Pain Incidence and Management

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: March 10th, 2015

Today we released a survey of 1,600 Americans ages 18 and over that reveals insights on pain and OTC pain medications. This infographic offers a summary of the results.


A December Update on PDUFA and MDUFA

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: December 22nd, 2015

A December update on PDUFA and MDUFA


New Pocket Films on Safe Medication Usage and Storage

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: February 5th, 2016

The Alliance has released two new pocket films on safe OTC pain medication use and storage.


Join Us on March 23 on Twitter for a #SafeMedsChat

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: February 22nd, 2016

Join us on March 23 at 1 p.m. ET on Twitter for a #SafeMedsChat about safe usage, storage, and disposal of medications. 


Press Release about National Poison Prevention Week 2016

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: March 17th, 2016

The Poison Prevention Week Council, of which the Alliance for Aging Research is a part, has issued a press release in advance of National Poison Prevention Week.


Our #SafeMedsChat Is Tomorrow!

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: March 22nd, 2016

The Alliance's #SafeMedsChat on Twitter is tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET. Find out how you can be a part!


Alliance Puts Focus on Medication Safety during National Poison Prevention Week

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: March 23rd, 2016

During National Poison Prevention Week, the Alliance offers resources galore to educate and motivate you to practice medication safety.


HROTW: Resources for National Poison Prevention Week

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: March 25th, 2016

For our Health Resource of the Week, a round up of important poisoning prevention resources.


April 30 Is National Prescription Take Back Day

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: April 29th, 2016

Tomorrow, April 30, is National Prescription Take Back Day. If you have unwanted medications, you won't want to miss this opportunity to safely dispose of them.


HROTW: Video on What to Know About OTC Meds

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: March 3rd, 2016

Our Health Resource of the Week is a new video that introduces you to what you need to know about over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications. 


HROTW: Quiz on OTC Pain Medications

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: February 10th, 2016

This Health Resource of the Week challenges you to test your knowledge about OTC pain medications.


HROTW: Infographic on What Americans Feel about Pain

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: September 23rd, 2015

For our Health Resource of the Week, we share this infographic to make you aware about what Americans feel about pain and what they do to treat it.


HROTW: Safe Medication Infographic

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: June 18th, 2015

Our Health Resource of the Week puts the focus on medication safety and kids.


Alliance Offers Comments on FDA OTC Monograph User Fees

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: June 15th, 2016

Last Friday, on June 10, Vice President of Public Policy Cynthia Bens presented comments on behalf of the Alliance at a U.S. Food and Drug Administration public meeting focused on OTC monograph user fees. 


A Guide to Simple and Safe Disposal of Medications

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: June 21st, 2016

Here's a guide on how to simply and safely dispose of medications.


#OurBestShot Twitter Chat Archive Available

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: September 23rd, 2016

On September 22, the Alliance for Aging Research and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) hosted a Twitter Chat on the importance of vaccines for older adults. 


October 22 Is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: October 21st, 2016

This Saturday, October 22, is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The event, led by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, encourages consumers to safely dispose of their unused prescription drugs. Learn more about the day and ways you can safely dispose of medications.


The Importance of Medication Safety

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: November 9th, 2016

Millions of Americans use over-the-counter (OTC) medications for relief of minor aches and pains. While OTC medications are readily available, they still carry risks. 


Medication Safety Film Highlights Safe Acetaminophen Usage

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: January 13th, 2017

Millions of Americans use over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications for relief of minor aches and pains. One of the most commonly used types of OTC medications is acetaminophen. While acetaminophen is used quite often, it still carries risks. The Alliance has a collection of "pocket films" that offer you tips on safe usage of acetaminophen.


Learn About Safe OTC Usage During National Poison Prevention Week

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: March 20th, 2017

It's National Poison Prevention Week! Learn how you can safely use over-the-counter pain medications.

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