Pharmacy Students, Faculty Teach Community About OTC Medications
They may be easily available to purchase, but over-the-counter medications can still be as hazardous as prescription drugs when they are misused.
One of the many community outreach activities performed by College of Pharmacy faculty and students is educating people on how to safely take over-the-counter medications.
One project, led by clinical assistant professor Jeannie Lee, involves having pharmacy students visit senior centers to teach older adults about over-the-counter – or nonprescription – medications.
"It is vital that people understand that OTC medications, even though freely purchased without a prescription, are approved for using certain doses, for certain indications, for certain duration," Lee said. read more »