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.
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.
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.
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.
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