About SafeMedication

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Developed by ASHP, a national organization of pharmacists, SafeMedication.com is a source of information about prescription and over-the-counter medications for patients. As medication experts, pharmacists are trusted members of the healthcare team dedicated to helping patients use medications effectively. Written by pharmacists, the easy-to-read articles include information about vaccines, tips for taking or giving medications, and answers to common safety questions. More than 1,500 fact sheets contain essential details about safely using medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration. 

ASHP is the collective voice of pharmacists who serve as patient care providers in hospitals, health systems, ambulatory clinics, and other healthcare settings spanning the full spectrum of medication use. The organization’s more than 60,000 members include pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians. For 80 years, ASHP has been at the forefront of efforts to improve medication use and enhance patient safety. For more information about the wide array of ASHP activities and the many ways in which pharmacists advance healthcare, visit ASHP’s website, ashp.org.

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4500 East-West Highway,
Bethesda MD 20814

Please note that we can't answer questions about individual medical cases, provide second opinions, or make specific recommendations about your medicines. You should talk to your local doctor or pharmacist about these issues. We also can't provide answers about, Clinical studies, Potential drug side effects and interactions, Medical insurance issues, Information on the use of human medications in animals, Alternative medicines or nutritional supplements.

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