• Advice from FDA: Topical Acne Products Can Cause Dangerous Side Effects

    Last summer, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning that certain over-the-counter (OTC) topical acne products can cause a severe allergic reaction. These cases are rare, but they can be life-threatening.

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  • Take our consumer survey! You could win a $10 gift card to Dunkin' Donuts!

    ISMP has heard from nearly 100 consumers who have reported that their physician does not provide them with a printout of their prescription (clearly marked as a copy*) when sending the prescription directly to the pharmacy electronically. In order to learn more about this situation and its impact on patient safety, ISMP is interested in hearing from more consumers about their experiences when receiving and filling electronic prescriptions.

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  • 7 Simple Ways to Protect Your Child From an Accidental Poisoning

    Have you ever thought about where medicines are kept in your home through the eyes of your child? Medicines left on counters, nightstands, in purses and bags, or on the ground are easily within reach of a young child. What's more, many medicines are brightly colored and look like candy, making them appetizing to children.

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  • Don’t open Pradaxa capsules

    Those who take Pradaxa (dabigatran) capsules may not know they should be swallowed whole. The capsules should never be broken, chewed, or opened to take the medicine. Studies have shown that the medicine absorbs too fast if the capsules are opened, chewed, or broken. This can cause serious bleeding.

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  • Over-the-Counter Medicines

    Consumer Med Safety Announces the new Over-the-Counter Medicines, Tools and Resources Section

    All the information you need – and plenty of information you didn’t even know you needed - so you and your family use OTC medications with utmost safety.

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