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Over-the-counter medicine safety

Engage 5th and 6th graders in a critical conversation about responsible medicine use.

ELA and Science Lessons and Activities
on OTC Medicine Safety

Over 20,000 kids per year need medical attention due to medicine mistakes or misuse.

Source: AAPCC National Poison Data System query parameters: 2011–2016 annual average, ages 0–19, all unintentional and intentional misuse reasons for pharmaceutical exposure, cases en route to a healthcare facility or treatment recommended by a specialist in poison information, all outcomes.

“I like that it is a nonfiction unit that has REAL-WORLD value to my students.” —Grade 5 Teacher, California

“It was an EYE-OPENER to the students and me how much they
did not know about medicine safety.”
—Grade 5 Teacher, Rhode Island

Foster Medicine Safety With Videos
for Teachers and Students

Use the teacher videos to walk through the OTC Medicine Safety program resources and hear how other teachers used the program to enhance their existing curriculum. Then show the kid-friendly video exploring the Drug Facts label in your classroom.

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“This is a very CURRENT problem, and the visuals of the poster, etc.,
are great. I also love that the activities can be done in a timely fashion.”
—Health Teacher, New York

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