Brochure Discusses OTC Safety

Pharmacy Times, Volume 0, 0

The Consumer Health EducationCenter's (CHEC's) educational campaign,the Doctor in the House, recognizeswomen as the health care decisionmakers (71% of US households)and main buyers of OTC medications(73%). Launched by the ConsumerHealthcare Products Association, CHEC'sresearch found that patients can benefitfrom a better understanding of OTCsafety, specifically the important informationon Drug Facts labels regardingside effects, active ingredients, anddrug interactions.

The Doctor in the House campaignincludes an educational brochure Over-the-Counter Medicines: Keeping You andYour Family Healthy. The pamphletincludes information on how to readthe OTC Drug Facts medicine label,tips for administering medicines tochildren, and the importance of talkingwith pharmacists and other healthcare professionals about OTC medications.For more information, visitwww.CHECforbetterhealth.org.