The National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) kicked off its 20th national "Talk About Prescriptions" Month with the launch of the "3R's for Safe Medicine Use" program. The program aims to lower medication misuse by patients. The 3R's for Safe Medication Use are as follows:
"Too many times, people misuse medications, either by not following proper use instructions or not taking them as directed by their physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant. This misuse often leads to other health problems," commented Phillip Schneider, NCPIE chairman.