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Last Updated
April 19, 2017
"Talk About Prescriptions" Planning Kit for October 2002
Are you ready to talk “TAP”? October 2002 is national “Talk About Prescriptions” Month, the 17th annual observance by the National Council on Patient Information and Education. This on-line Planning Kit will be expanding as we get closer to October, so check back often.

Our Theme

Educate Before You Medicate:
                    Know Your Medicines

A full-color poster promoting this theme is available.
Click here to preview, and click here for ordering information.

It's time to reexamine the "three R's" -
Risk: Know your medicine's risks and benefits.
Respect: Respect the power of your medicine and the value of medicines – properly used.
Responsibility: Take responsibility for using your medicine(s) appropriately; for asking questions if you need more information; and for keeping your health care professionals informed about all prescription and non-prescription medicines you are taking.

NEW! Press Release

Our Newest Medicine Communication Resources

Ideas for Observing "TAP" Month

Consumers: Are You "Rx Healthy?
Take this short "Pharmacy Care Quiz" to test your medicine communication skills, from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. A perfect way to kick-off your "Educate Before You Medicate" observance! (Click on the headline above for details.)

Join Our Celebration!

October 2002 marks NCPIE’s 20th anniversary.
We’re planning two special events in the Washington, DC metro area to honor and advance medicine communication:

   Both events will be at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda, Maryland
      Hotel Phone: (301) 657-1234

Useful Links

Ten Tips to “Be MedWise"

Questions to Ask at the Doctor’s Office

Questions to Ask Before Leaving the Pharmacy

On-line Health Resources Information for Consumers

Previous "TAP" Observances

October 2001
October 2000

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