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We take medication to help us be as healthy as possible, but it can be harmful if we do it wrong.

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My Medicine List

My Medicine List
Mon, 01/17/2011
Wed, 11/10/2010
Help Keep Track of Your Medicines and Vitamins

My Medicine List can help individuals keep track of medicines and vitamins. Having all medicines listed in one place also helps doctors, pharmacists, and other healthcare workers provide better health services and support. Print the list here!

It was developed by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and is in an easy-to-use format. It can be completed by individuals or supporters.

Taking Your Medications While Traveling

Medications and Traveling
Sun, 06/01/2008
Sun, 06/01/2008
Tips for Safeguarding your Health While Traveling

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Summer is a great time to travel.

Many people like to travel:

  • To have a good time
  • To see new things
  • To get work done

If you take medication for an illness or disability, you need to plan ahead when traveling.

When you travel… things change!

You may not know where to get medicine or medical help.

Last updated on Thu, 06/17/2010 - 12:41

Medication Safety

Medication Safety
Wed, 03/01/2006
Wed, 03/01/2006
Keys to Using your Medication Safely

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Medicine can help us in many ways, but it can also be very dangerous.

To stay safe and healthy, it is important to understand the RIGHT way to take your medicine.

The Five Rights of Medication Safety are five important questions that you can ask yourself every time you take your medicine.

Question 1: Am I the RIGHT person to take this medicine?

Ask yourself if the medicine you are about to take belongs to you.

Last updated on Mon, 06/14/2010 - 14:05

Person-Centered Practices and Medication

Spring Newsletter
Wed, 05/12/2010
Wed, 05/12/2010
Learn about one important approach to medication refusals.

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As many as half of individuals in the United States do not follow their medication regimens, resulting in more than $100 billion spent each year on avoidable hospitalizations.1 Some people who do not take their medications when they should have actively decided that they do not want to take their medications. In other words, they have refused their medications.

Last updated on Tue, 05/18/2010 - 17:34

Medication Errors and Best Practices in Medication

January 1, 2011
January 1, 2011
Winter 2011 Newsletter

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A medication error is something that can damage the health of an individual, but can be prevented. Errors can happen when prescriptions are written or when medications are given or taken. Giving the wrong medicine or taking the wrong amount accounts for about a third of all medication errors.

Last updated on Sun, 01/16/2011 - 14:50