Category: Drug Safety

March 11, 2019

Blog: Learn About Medication Safety from a CDC Expert

Jennifer N. Lind, PharmD, MPH March 10 through 16 is Patient Safety Awareness Week. Since proper medication storage is an…
July 21, 2017

HROTW: What You Need to Know About OTC Pain Medications

For our Health Resource of the Week, we're highlighting everything you need to know about over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication! Learn safe usage tips and how you can select the right medication.
June 30, 2017

HROTW: Taking NSAIDs Safely

For our Health Resource of the Week, we’re highlighting the importance of safely using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). 
April 22, 2017

Dispose of Your Old Medications on April 29 for Take-Back Day

April 29 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day! Learn how you can properly dispose of unused medications and how to avoid misuse.
March 22, 2017

Statement on Congressional Action to Reauthorize the FDA’s Prescription Drug and Medical Device User Fee Programs

Alliance for Aging Research Vice President of Public Policy Cynthia Bens issued the following statement regarding congressional action taken this week to begin consideration of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) prescription drug and medical device user fee programs.
March 20, 2017

Learn About Safe OTC Usage During National Poison Prevention Week

It's National Poison Prevention Week! Learn how you can safely use over-the-counter pain medications.
January 19, 2017

Alliance and 90+ Organizations Urge Senate Committee Chairs to Safeguard U.S. Vaccine Policy during Price Confirmation Process

The Alliance has joined with more than 90 national organizations in urging the Senate to ensure Secretary of HHS nominee Tom Price, M.D., is committed to protecting U.S. citizens from vaccine preventable diseases.
January 13, 2017

Medication Safety Film Highlights Safe Acetaminophen Usage

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.
November 9, 2016

The Importance of Medication Safety

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. 
October 21, 2016

October 22 Is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

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.