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Prescription and Over the Counter Drugs: Supporting Patients with Evidence-Based Information

This 1 credit hour on-demand course will cover differences between prescription and over the counter medications, data regarding use in the United States, and three free resources from the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health: the NIDA website, DailyMed and LactMed.  The course includes a recorded presentation, demos of the resources, and guided exercises to try the resources hands-on. 

Objectives: 
  1. Describe some current challenges related to prescription and OTC drug use in the US using authoritative statistical sources 

  1. Find information about safety and adverse effects of common drugs and chemicals in lactating mothers using LactMed 

  1. Retrieve FDA prescription drug labels using DailyMed  

Class Length: 
1 hour
Course Owner(s):
Nora Barnett, MSLIS, AHIP, Outreach Specialist
Instructor(s):
Nora Barnett, MSLIS, AHIP, Outreach Specialist
Continuing Education:

1 MLA CE credit

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