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Drug Safety

Drug Safety is concerned with any substance used in pharmacology or intended to affect the structure or function of the body.


American Association of Poison Control Centers: Alerts

AAPCC alerts logoThe AAPCC works with America’s 55 poison centers to track poisonings and their sources, including household products, food and beverages, chemicals in the workplace and home, environmental toxins, drugs and medicine, and animal and insect bites and stings.


American Recall Center

american recall center logoThe American Recall Center provides drug and medical device recall information alongside practical healthcare information and support. We aim to build the most comprehensive resource on the Internet for timely and trusted material regarding healthcare topics that matter to the consumer.


AwareRX

awarerx-logo-32c4167ad6fcbc7bc0ebb6d4323e55d9The AWARXE Prescription Drug Safety Program is an information source providing authoritative resources about medication safety, prescription drug abuse, medication disposal, and safely buying medications on the Internet.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Risks of Healthcare-Associated Infections from Drug Diversion

cdc logoWhen prescription medicines are obtained or used illegally, it is called drug diversion. Addiction to prescription narcotics called opioids has reached epidemic proportions and is a major driver of drug diversion. This webpage focuses on diversion involving healthcare providers who steal controlled substances such as opioids for their own use.


CLAAD: Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterence

claad logosThe not-for-profit Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence (CLAAD) coordinates a comprehensive national effort to prevent prescription drug fraud, diversion, misuse, and abuse while advancing consumer access to high-quality health care.


DrugAlert.org

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DrugAlert.org is a comprehensive database featuring information and news alerts about potentially dangerous drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide. The Web site is dedicated to keeping the public informed about drug recalls, side effects, and pending litigation associated with various drugs and their manufacturers.


Drug Watch

Drug Watch

DrugWatch.com is an awareness group that aims to educate the public about the many different prescription and over-the-counter drugs and their potentially dangerous side effects.


Elementary School Tools

start smart logoElementary schools and community organizations can begin educating children (grades K-5) and their parents about safe and proper use of over-the-counter and prescription medications.


Get Smart About Drugs

Get-Smart-About-DrugsA Resource for Parents from the DEA. Includes a number of drug data sheets as well as information about safeguarding your children from things in your home that could harm them.


Know Your OTC’s

otcs logoOTC medicines can help you treat a variety of ailments. Be confident in the decisions you make to use, store, and dispose of your medicines safely.


The Medical Amnesty Initiative

medicalMedical Amnesty legislation saves lives. Each year, thousands of young people tragically lose their lives to alcohol poisoning and other alcohol related unintentional injuries. In situations where a minor is in need of emergency medical attention, studies show the worry is more about getting in to trouble and receiving a Minor in Possession/Consumption of alcohol (MIP) ticket, instead of the well being of that person. As a result, lives are put at risk. Medical Amnesty legislation (911 Good Samaritan, 911 Lifeline) can eliminate these common fears by guaranteeing a limited immunity to the underage and intoxicated individuals who seek help for themselves or another individual who is in need of immediate medical attention.


NADDI

NADDI logoThe National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators, or NADDI, is a non-profit membership organization that works to develop and implement solutions to the problem of prescription drug diversion. NADDI advocates for the responsible use of prescription drugs by people who need them, and at the same time, works with law enforcement and state regulatory agents to pursue those involved in related criminal activity.