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"We are working with AAOA to help solve this crisis one patient-health care provider conversation at a time," said Ray Bullman, executive vice president of NCPIE. "AAOA will provide patients and health care providers with educational tools and resources to communicate effectively about pain management and potential risks, rights and responsibilities to ensure that prescription opioids are used safely and appropriately when they are part of the treatment regimen."
The plan, developed by a panel of experts that NCPIE convened, calls on the government and health care community to, among other things:
The NCPIE effort includes an expanded web site, www.bemedwise.org, which enables users--including consumers, health care professionals, educators and media--to conduct searches on an O-T-C drug by brand name or active ingredient.
"A common hurdle to adherence improvement has been the drop-off that occurs at the handoff of the prescription from consumers to the pharmacy," says NCPIE executive vice president Ray Bullman.
NCPIE also offers comprehensive information to help you use your medication safely.
Contact NCPIE, Box 39, 1201 16th St., N.W., Washington, DC 20036.
WASHINGTON -- Although the challenge of poor medication adherence has been discussed for at least 30 years, the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) contends little has changed since 1977 when it issued a report calling for a coordinated approach to improved medication adherence.
WASHINGTON -- Poor medication adherence is often referred to as America's "other drug problem." But the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) has issued a 10-step plan designed to reduce the adverse health and economic consequences of this growing public health threat.
Retailers are working with NACDS and the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) to facilitate the creation of e-MedGuides, he added.
NEW YORK -- More than a year after the Food and Drug Administration began requiring that over-the-counter medications carry a standardized "drug facts" label a National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) survey suggests that the program is helping eliminate confusion about O-T-Cs.
Carmona, along with representatives of the Food and Drug Administration and the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE), recently unveiled "Be MedWise Prescription for Taking OTC Medicines," a pharmacy-based campaign to help consumers as they make purchasing decisions about nonprescription drugs.
The initiative, supported by a $1 million grant from Procter & Gamble Co., is being overseen by the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE).
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