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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.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2010?]
©2010

Subject Drugs -- United States -- Safety measures -- Congresses.
Pharmaceutical policy -- United States -- Congresses.
Patient education.
Drug Labeling -- standards.
Medication Errors -- prevention & control.
Safety Management -- standards.
Health Literacy.
Comprehension.
United States.
Alt Name Vancheri, Cori,
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Roundtable on Health Literacy.
United States. Food and Drug Administration.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 73 pages) : color illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 57-60).
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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780309159326 (electronic bk.)
0309159326 (electronic bk.)
128294861X
9781282948617
9780309159319 (paperback)
0309159318 (paperback)
OCLC # 701523929
Additional Format Print version: Safe use initiative and health literacy 9780309159319 (OCoLC)694600778


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