2002: Educate Before You Medicate: Know Your Medicines
Educate Before You Medicate: Know Your Medicines
A full-color poster promoting this theme is available. Click here to preview, and click here for ordering information.
It's time to reexamine the "three R's" -
Risk: Know your medicine's risks and benefits.
Respect: Respect the power of your medicine and the value of medicines – properly used.
Responsibility: Take responsibility for using your medicine(s) appropriately; for asking questions if you need more information; and for keeping your health care professionals informed about all prescription and non-prescription medicines you are taking.
Consumers: Are You "Rx Healthy?
Take this short "Pharmacy Care Quiz" to test your medicine communication skills, from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. A perfect way to kick-off your "Educate Before You Medicate" observance! (Click on the headline above for details.)
Join Our Celebration!
October 2002 marks NCPIE’s 20th anniversary.
We’re planning two special events in the Washington, DC metro area to honor and advance medicine communication:
BeMedWise Program at NeedyMeds, formerly the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE), encourages healthcare professionals and community groups to foster patient–professional communication about medicines. However, BeMedWise does not supervise or endorse the activities of any group or professional. Discussion and action concerning medicines are solely the responsibility of the patient and their healthcare professionals, and not BeMedWise.
Please consult a licensed health care professional with questions or concerns about your medication and/or condition.