Category Archives: Medication Safety

Are you at risk for a medication interaction?

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Do you regularly take more than one medication? The more medicine you take—including prescription medications, over-the-counter medications and supplements—the more likely you are to have a medication error or a … Continue reading

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Time to clean out old medications and hazardous waste

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While you’re giving your home a thorough spring cleaning, it’s a good time to get rid of things you no longer need, like old medications. In fact, there is a … Continue reading

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Poisonings affect people of all ages

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Every day poison centers receive calls from and about people of every age, from infants to people in their 80s and beyond. Some types of poisoning are more common at … Continue reading

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Is it safe to give your child Orajel or Anbesol?

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The FDA no longer recommends over-the-counter teething relief products that contain benzocaine, which is a medication that numbs pain. Though it’s rare, swallowing benzocaine can cause a dangerous condition called … Continue reading

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Medication safety: Put the cap on

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Oops! A member of the NNEPC team came home to find this scene while their spouse was giving medicine to one of the kids. That’s better! For safety, put the … Continue reading

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Driving and medications don’t always mix

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For many of us, driving is part of our everyday routine, whether it’s getting to work, running errands or visiting friends and family. But certain medications can make it unsafe … Continue reading

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How to avoid some common medication errors

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According to a recent study, every 8 minutes a child under 6 in the United States gets the wrong medication or the wrong dose of their medication. There are a … Continue reading

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Take these steps to help prevent poisonings in your home

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How safe is your home? We all try to keep our homes safe for kids, pets, visitors, and ourselves, but it’s easy to miss things. Let’s take a look at … Continue reading

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Do you know your school’s medication policy?

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Many children need to take medications during the school day. A child may take a medication regularly, such as Ritalin for attention deficit disorder, or have a medication that they … Continue reading

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Get rid of your old medications this Saturday

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The U.S. DEA is sponsoring another medication take-back day this Saturday at locations throughout the country. The DEA has been offering these events twice a year for a few years … Continue reading

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