Medicines

NCPIE Talk About Your Medicines Month: Discussing Safe Use, Storage & Disposal

October is NCPIE Talk About Your Medicines Month

October is Talk About Your Medicines Month. Sponsored by NCPIE, a USP Convention member organization, this annual opportunity encourages patients and healthcare providers to engage in conversation about medications and their safe use, safe storage, and safe disposal.

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Improving Health Literacy: USP Pictograms

USP Pictograms Help Patients Understand Their Medications

Pictograms, a free resource from USP, are simple illustrations that help ensure proper medication use for low-literacy and non-native language speaking patients. They provide healthcare professionals with a useful tool to overcome communication and comprehension issues that may arise.

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Prevent Medication Dosing Errors – Ditch the Teaspoon

Prevent medication errors - avoid the teaspoon

Over and under dosing--especially of children--based upon the “teaspoon” dosing instruction, can prolong an illness, compound an existing ailment, and may lead to death. USP has joined a growing chorus of public health organizations and government agencies calling for an end to the teaspoon as a unit of medication dosage measurement.

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