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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

Possible Fracture Risk With Osteoporosis Drugs- (PDF)

If you are taking drugs known as bisphosphonates to treat osteoporosis, learn about a possible risk of a rare type of thigh bone (femoral) fracture issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Review Date: October 06, 2012

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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

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