It’s time to start a critical conversation
about responsible medicine use.

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What You Need To Know

Kids are starting to self-medicate as early as 11 years old.

Over-the-Counter (OTC)
medicine errors and misuse result
in over 10,000 ER visits for kids
younger than 18 each year.

What Can Be Done

The OTC Medicine Safety
program is a FREE,
evidence-based program
with proven results to
increase children's knowledge
about responsible OTC
medicine use.

What You Can Do

Click on the appropriate
tab above to find FREE
resources to start a critical
conversation with tweens
about responsible
medicine use.

What Are Teachers Saying About the OTC Medicine Safety Program?

“[My students] were actually very interested. They had little previous knowledge on understanding OTC labels, interactions, or dosing importance. They voiced the desire to share the info with their families.”

What Are Teachers Saying About the OTC Medicine Safety Program?

"Most students were unaware of the importance of carefully reading the drug facts, uses, warnings, directions, and other pertinent information on every label. The colorful posters were terrific to refer to and engage students while teaching."

What Are Teachers Saying About the OTC Medicine Safety program?

"They learned that OTC medications can be abused and can cause fatal consequences. Also, the importance of having knowledge on the issue and being able to contact help when necessary."

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