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Resources and Tools

Parents and Grandparents

The Up and Away Campaign, made in partnership with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, encourages safe medication storage and disposal. It features:

  • Relevant Statistics
  • Guidelines for safe medication storage
  • Emergency numbers
  • Downloadable materials

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The Medicine Abuse Project, part of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and the Center on Addiction provides resources for parents and grandparents regarding the following:

  • Teen Rx Abuse
  • Teen PTC DXM Abuse
  • Parent Talk Kit
  • Non-Medical use of Rx Stimulants
  • Documentaries

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Seniors

The National Council on Aging is a respected national leader and trusted partner to help people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging. They partner with nonprofit organizations, government, and business to provide innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy. Here are some examples of programs and information they provide: 

  • Economic Security
  • Health Living
  • Public Policy
  • News

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA) features information for aging adults regarding the safe use of medicines and the normal body changes that accompany aging. The following resources are included:  

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The National Institute on Aging(NIA), one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.  NIA’s Safe Use of Medications for Older Adults provides prescription drug safety information including the following:

  • Tracking Your Medications: Worksheet
  • Questions to Ask Your Doctor About a New Medicine
  • How Can a Pharmacist Help?
  • Side Effects
  • Strategies for Keeping Track of Your Medicines
  • Taking Medicines Safely
  • Medications and Traveling

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