Posts connected to "Medication Safety"

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 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 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.
September 23, 2016

#OurBestShot Twitter Chat Archive Available

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. 
June 21, 2016

A Guide to Simple and Safe Disposal of Medications

Here's a guide on how to simply and safely dispose of medications.
June 15, 2016

Alliance Offers Comments on FDA OTC Monograph User Fees

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. 
April 29, 2016

April 30 Is National Prescription Take Back Day

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.
March 25, 2016

HROTW: Resources for National Poison Prevention Week

For our Health Resource of the Week, a round up of important poisoning prevention resources.
March 23, 2016

Alliance Puts Focus on Medication Safety during National Poison Prevention Week

During National Poison Prevention Week, the Alliance offers resources galore to educate and motivate you to practice medication safety.
March 22, 2016

Our #SafeMedsChat Is Tomorrow!

The Alliance's #SafeMedsChat on Twitter is tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET. Find out how you can be a part!
March 17, 2016

Press Release about National Poison Prevention Week 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.
March 3, 2016

HROTW: Video on What to Know About OTC Meds

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. 
February 22, 2016

Join Us on March 23 on Twitter for a #SafeMedsChat

Join us on March 23 at 1 p.m. ET on Twitter for a #SafeMedsChat about safe usage, storage, and disposal of medications. 
February 10, 2016

HROTW: Quiz on OTC Pain Medications

This Health Resource of the Week challenges you to test your knowledge about OTC pain medications.
February 5, 2016

New Pocket Films on Safe Medication Usage and Storage

The Alliance has released two new pocket films on safe OTC pain medication use and storage.
December 22, 2015

A December Update on PDUFA and MDUFA

A December update on PDUFA and MDUFA
October 7, 2015

Talking about Your Medicines

Today we want to talk about your medicines, as October serves as Talk about Your Medicines Month. 
September 23, 2015

HROTW: Infographic on What Americans Feel about Pain

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.
June 18, 2015

HROTW: Safe Medication Infographic

Our Health Resource of the Week puts the focus on medication safety and kids.
March 17, 2015

This Week Is National Poison Prevention Week

This is an opportunity to raise awareness about the danger that poisonings create to people of all ages and to help prevent accidental poisonings.
March 10, 2015

Infographic on Pain Incidence and Management

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.
December 23, 2014

‘Tis the Season for Medication Safety

We are sharing this guest blog post from our friends at the Up and Away Campaign about medication safety during the holidays.
September 4, 2014

This Grandparents Day Put Your Medications Up and Away

This Sunday we celebrate National Grandparents Day.
August 4, 2014

Consumer Reports Is Feeling No Pain

Alliance President and CEO Susan Peschin, MHS, writes about a Consumer Reports article on opioids and acetaminophen.
June 26, 2014

New Educational Resource on Acetaminophen Now Available

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.
May 22, 2014

Turning a Blind Eye on Patients

Alliance Vice President of Public Policy Cynthia Bens discusses AMD and older adults. 
January 19, 2012

Learning about Safe Medication Use–It’s a Must!

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.