Medication Use Safety Training for Seniors

Karen Lee Richards Health Guide
  • Most people with chronic pain use one or more medications on a daily basis. Whether it’s in the form of prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, or herbal supplements, medicine is often an essential part of our lives. While the purpose of using medication is to relieve suffering and improve the quality of life, when used improperly (whether intentionally or accidentally), medication can be dangerous –– even deadly. Therefore, it’s important to make sure we are using our medications safely and wisely.

    Each year in October, the National Council on Patient Information and Education sponsors Talk About Prescriptions Month. This year their theme is “Talk About Prescriptions –– It’s a MUST!” Although this year’s theme is targeted primarily for senior citizens, the information and advice they provide is good for all of us.

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    In support of Talk About Prescriptions Month, we have three articles to help you manage your medications safely:

Published On: October 15, 2007