Use this collection of online resources to supplement the material in the OTC Literacy education program.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
The FDA offers a great deal of engaging multimedia resources to help you talk to students about OTC medicine. Use Interactive Home and Medicines in My Home, for example, to help reach students in your discussions about responsible OTC medicine storage, disposal, and more.
Up and Away and Out of Sight
The CDC's Up and Away and Out of Sight program's site offers multimedia resources
that promote both preventive and emergency measures relating to responsible medicine storage.
Safe Kids Worldwide
See Safe Kids Worldwide, a network of more than 600 coalitions and chapters in the U.S., for information that covers everything from safety basics relating to proper dosage, medicine storage, and more.
The Consumer Healthcare Products Association educational foundation provides user-friendly education programs through OTCsafety.org. Find news updates, brochures, and OTC medicine safety tips for everyone here.
American Association of Poison Control Centers
Learn about America's 57 poison centers. Covering all 50 states and territories, poison centers take calls 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Calls to poison centers are fast, free, confidential, and answered by experts. Don't wait for an emergency to call your local poison center. Callers can ask questions, request materials, or get treatment help for poisoning exposure. Visit www.aapcc.org for the latest alerts and updates, fact sheets, and reports on poisonings in the United States.
Be MedWise is an initiative from the National Council on Patient Information and Education, a nonprofit network of over 125 organizations. The site includes simple tips about OTC medicine, FAQs on drug-to-drug interactions, an overview of the Drug Facts Label, and more.