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Title The safe use initiative and health literacy : workshop summary / Cori Vancheri, rapporteur ; Roundtable on Health Literacy, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2010?]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 73 pages) : color illustrations
Contents FDA safe use initiative -- Over-the-counter products -- Initiatives to advance patient-centered drug safety -- Identifying activities around which to build partnerships for patient-centered drug safety -- How can the lessons of health literacy be used to build patient-centered outcomes for safe use? -- Appendix A. Acronyms -- Appendix B. Workshop agenda -- Appendix C. Workshop speaker biosketches
Summary "Every year at least 1.5 million people suffer adverse effects from medication. These problems occur because people misunderstand labels, are unaware of drug interactions, or otherwise use medication improperly. The Food and Drug Administration's Safe Use Initiative seeks to identify preventable medication risks and develop solutions to them. The IOM held a workshop to discuss the FDA's Safe Use Initiative and other efforts to improve drug labeling and safety."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 57-60)
Notes Print version record
Subject Drugs -- United States -- Safety measures -- Congresses.
Patient education.
Pharmaceutical policy -- United States -- Congresses.
Drug Labeling.
Health Literacy.
Medication Errors.
Safety Management.
United States.
Genre/Form Congress.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Vancheri, Cori, author
United States. Food and Drug Administration.
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Roundtable on Health Literacy.
ISBN 0309159326 (electronic bk.)
9780309159326 (electronic bk.)