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February 27, 2015
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February 28, 2015
Certain Pain Killers Should Be Avoided After Heart Attack: Study
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may raise the risk of heart attacks, stroke and
serious bleeding among heart attack survivors who are taking anticoagulants, according to a new
study in JAMA. There appeared to be no safe window for taking NSAIDs; bleeding risk rose even
within the first three days of their use, the study team noted. Study Abstract

February 26, 2015
(NEW) The Consumer’s Guide to Finding Good Medication Management Apps
This guide was created as a collaboration between 
Script Your Future Campaign (a campaign led by the National Consumers League) and the National
Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE).

February 19, 2015
Let's Talk School Nursing! Webinar 2: Pills, Shots and Drops – Oh My
Webinar presented by the National Association of School Nurses (NASN): Medication Administration in
the School Setting panelists are Shirley Schantz and Nancy Dube.  Medication administration may
seem like a basic task, but there are some very important components to safely and professionally
administering medications in the school setting.  Join NASN for a look at best practices.
Originally presented on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. 

February 12, 2015
DROP THEM OFF Campaign: Educating teens about prescription medicine misuse & abuse
The Drop Them Off campaign, in partnership with the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and the
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids’ Medicine Abuse Project, is designed to increase awareness of the
problem of youth misuse and abuse of prescription medicine.  The campaign intends to educate
parents and youth on how to properly use, store, and dispose of prescription medications by
dropping them off at appropriate collection sites among other methods, to reduce access and
opportunity for misuse or abuse.  Educational content is available online and through curriculum
delivered through the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation’s community-based partners.  

February 1, 2015
Communicating about medication risk and safety information

NCPIE serves as co-editor for a monthly column in Pharmacy Today (American
Pharmacists Association) The column is entitled “One-to-One” and is intended to help develop
pharmacists’ medication communication and counseling skills to promote safe and appropriate
medicine use