Over-the-Counter Medicines

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Working Together to Protect Over-the-counter Medicine Quality: Microbial Testing

Quality of OTC Medicines

Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, drugs available to consumers/patients without a prescription, play an important role in our modern healthcare system. An upcoming Consumer Healthcare Products Association workshop highlights how USP collaborates with key stakeholders to help address specific needs in OTC manufacturing and testing related to drug quality. Learn more.

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Medication Safety 101: Join in Twitter Chat on Safe Usage, Storage and Disposal of OTCs

Twitter Chat for Patients on Medication Safety

Find out answers to important questions about your medications during a special live Twitter Chat “Medication Safety 101: Usage, Storage, and Disposal” on March 23. Hosted by the Alliance for Aging Research, in partnership with NCPIE, the Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition, the American Association of Poison Control Centers, and the CHPA Educational Foundation, this online discussion aims to answer common patient questions on how to safely choose, take, store, and dispose of OTC medications.  

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