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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.
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" -
Know your medicine's risks and benefits.
Respect the power of your medicine and the value of medicines – properly used.
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.
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: