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Aging, Medicines and Alcohol- (PDF)

This brochure tells older adults about possible problems related to the misuse of alcohol, prescription drugs, or over-the-counter drugs. It lists signs of misuse and suggests actions the elderly can take to avoid or deal with problems.

Review Date: April 11, 2012

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Brochure on Safe Medication Use- (PDF)

While medications can help keep you healthy, they also can cause serious problems when used incorrectly. A large percentage of adults are taking too many medications, not taking their medications properly, or both. Discover how your local pharmacists can help you take your medications safely.

Review Date: January 27, 2012

Institute for Safe Medication Practices

Take Your Medicines Safely (Video)

Recent studies show that nearly 2/3 of all visits to the doctor's office end with a prescription for medication. When a doctor gives you a prescription, be sure that you understand the purpose of the medication, how and when to take it, possible side effects, and more.

Review Date: February 07, 2012

National Institutes of Health - NIH
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services