Consumer/Patient News

Recent Reformulation of Infant Acetaminophen Products

From the Illinois Poison Center11-Nov 2011The recent changes to the concentration of brand and generic pediatric acetaminophen products have led to several phone calls to the Illinois Poison Center involving therapeutic errors and patient or health car... Read More

Hospital leaders urge Congress to address record drug shortages

September 23, 2011 -- Relieving and minimizing avoidable drug shortages requires both short-term interventions and longer-term permanent solutions, a hospital executive told the House Energy and Commerce Committee Health Subcommittee today at a hearing... Read More

Patient Journal App - A New, Free Resource to Help with a Hospital Stay

Announcing the Josie King Foundation's latest project- the Patient Journal App. This is a free tool that patients and their families can use to record important information related to a hospital stay on an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. Anybody can downl... Read More

Illinois Poison Prevention Month is Right Around the Corner...Make Sure Poisons Aren't!

March has been proclaimed Poison Prevention Month in Illinois, and the third week of March (18-24) is National Poison Prevention Week. Now’s a good time to make plans for some community and family outreach programs.  If you’re brav... Read More

ASHP Identifies Consumer Views About Emergency Preparedness

HighlightsThe American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and ICHP as its Illinois Affiliate work to help consumers make the best use of medicines. One specific area of concern to ASHP is how consumers can include medications important to ... Read More

www.HelpingPatients.org is a new resource for low-income patients!

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association (PhRMA) has launched a new Web site in March that can provide assistance to low-income patients who need specific medication therapies.  The site www.helpingpatients.org is confidential... Read More

Consumer Emergency Preparedness

THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEALTH-SYSTEM PHARMACISTS SHARES WHAT CONSUMERS NEED TO KNOW TO PREPARE FOR AN EMERGENCYKeep a list of all your medications in your wallet.Include lists for your immediate family members.  Include drug name, strength, dos... Read More

Protect Yourself and Your Family From Poisons!

National Poison Prevention Week, March 16-22Did your child taste a household cleaner or eat a poisonous plant? Did your grandmother take an extra dose of medicine?  Do you think you've been exposed to carbon monoxide fumes? Everyone is at risk ... Read More

Want to know more about your medications?

Want to know more about your medications? Visit www.safemedication.com and find important information you need to use medications safely and effectively!  This interactive site provides you with the latest news art... Read More

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