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Fitzpatrick C. Consumer Updates. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration. September 29, 2009.
This video for consumers shares tips to avoid medication errors through improved communication, medication information review, and dosage measurement.
Journal Article > Study
Golden AG, Qiu D, Roos BA. Ann Pharmacother. 2011;45:492-498.
This study found that most homebound older adults were taking over-the-counter medications (75%), dietary supplements (42%), and using potentially inappropriate medications (25%). As most of these medications are not covered by Medicare, other strategies may be needed to ensure safe prescribing and careful monitoring.
Tools/Toolkit > Fact Sheet/FAQs
Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; May 2011.
This flyer provides tips to help prevent consumer medication errors.