SOS Rx News

National Consumers League DTC Conference

See information on the National Consumers League conference on Direct to Consumer advertising of prescription drugs (DTC). This conference focused on sharpening the research agenda for DTC, with an emphasis on how best to strengthen consumer understanding of prescription medication risks and benefits.

SOS Rx: National Medication Safety Group Organized

The nationís oldest consumer advocacy organization today announced the launch of SOS Rx, a national healthcare coalition promoting the safe use of medications. The coalition, run by the National Consumers League, includes participation by more than 60 consumer and patient safety organizations, physician, pharmacist, caregiver, and employer groups, and government. The coalitionís purpose is to make the outpatient use of medications safer, especially for senior citizens. Today the coalition launched its online home, www.sosrx.org, which will provide information for consumers about upcoming educational campaigns on topics ranging from the safe use of anticoagulants to the advantages of e-prescribing and the benefits of maintaining a personal medication record.

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