We see a lot of these stories on the Watchdog desk, and the headline to Ann Kelley’s story drives the point home.
Whether it’s knowing what kind of crib you are buying for your infant or understanding the dosage instructions on a new prescription, taking control and being as knowledgeable as possible about the things you buy and put in your body is the best safeguard out there.
The AARP has wonderful guidelines on how to use medications safely. One of the best ways is to know your pharmacist and to ask questions. You can access their recommendations at http://www.aarp.org/health/rx_drugs/usingmeds/get_to_know_your_pharmacist.html.