Talk About Your Medicines Month

Talk About Your Medicines Month (TAYMM) is an annual opportunity to focus attention on the value that better medicine communication can play in promoting better medicine use and better health outcomes. Initially created in 1985 by NCPIE and our health education stakeholders as “Talk About Prescriptions Month,” TAYMM has grown and expanded to stimulate conversations between consumers and their healthcare providers about all the types of medicines they may take, with a focus on what to know about a medication in terms of expected health outcomes, possible side effects, benefits and potential risks.

Current “Talk About Your Medicines” Month

  • 2019: Preventing Opioid Misuse & Abuse Across the Ages

    The opioid epidemic is a public health emergency. Last year, Talk About Your Medicines Month was about Taking Action to Prevent Opioid Misuse and Abuse. As the epidemic persists, so must our efforts to combat it. So, this TAYMM, we are expanding the scope to include preventing Opioid abuse across the ages — from toddlers to seniors.

    Together, let's take action to address the risks, responsibilities, safe use, storage, and disposal of opioids. Read on to learn about:

“Talk About Your Medicines” Month Archive