Over the counter (OTC) medications are commonly utilized by the public, including adolescents, to self-treat many conditions. Unfortunately, these products can be dangerous if not used safely and appropriately. Adolescents between 13 and 19 years old composed 7.32 percent of the human exposure cases reported to U.S. poison control centers in 2014. Among these cases, there were 53 fatalities involving pharmaceuticals. This is an age range where medication use becomes more independent and the education they receive throughout the school curriculum is unknown. This study was designed to evaluate OTC medication knowledge and literacy among middle and high school students.
Kelly, Tessa; Conn, Kelly M.; Bosworth, Allison; and Zak, Matthew, "Evaluation of over the counter medication knowledge and literacy in middle school and high school students" (2016). Doctoral External Publications. Paper 18.
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