Document Type

Poster Presentation

Publication Date

12-2016

Department

Pharmacy

Abstract

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.

Comments

Presented at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada, in December 2016.

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