Videos connected to "Medication Safety"

February 4, 2016

OTC Pain Medication: What You Need to Know

Tens of millions of Americans reach for over-the-counter (OTC) medications for relief of minor aches and pains.  But just because they’re OTC doesn’t mean they’re harmless.  And with more than 1,000 acetaminophen and NSAID containing medications, choosing the right one can seem overwhelming.  
February 4, 2016

Safely Taking and Storing OTC Pain Medications

Once you choose an over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication that’s right for you or a loved one, it’s important to store it Up and Away and Out of Sight of young children and where it prevents misuse, and dispose of it properly when you no longer want it. 
February 8, 2016

Safe Medication Disposal

An estimated 40% of medications go unused, but what do you do with medications that you no longer want or need? This film gives a simple step-by-step guide on how to dispose of over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medications in a way that keeps them out of the hands of young children, prevents abuse, and is safe for the environment. Learn what medications can be disposed of at home and how, as well as how to find community and Drug Enforcement Agency take-back programs.