Drug Safety is concerned with any substance used in pharmacology or intended to affect the structure or function of the body.
The 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.
The 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.
The Medicine Safety: A Toolkit for Families was developed by The Center for Improving Medication Management (The CIMM) and the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) to help ensure that consumers of all ages have access to important information and educational resources to promote safe and appropriate medicine use.
Prescription drug misuse and abuse is an issue that touches people of all socio-economic backgrounds and ages. Take advantage of the AWARxE Prescription Drug Safety Program’s resources to keep your loved ones and community safe. Education is key.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Risks of Healthcare-Associated Infections from Drug Diversion
When 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.
The 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 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.
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.
A 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.
OTC 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.
Medical 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.
The 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.