A critical approach to educating fifth and sixth-grade students about medicine safety. Modeled after the FDA's "Medicines in My Home" program.

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  • Drug Facts
  • Dosage
  • Safety
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MEDICINE LABEL

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OTC Literacy is packed with resources to help students and their families better understand over the counter (OTC) medicine safety. Download the mini-poster of the Drug Facts Label to post in the health office and copy the “OTC Literacy for Your Family” sheet to send home.

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