The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Medicines in My Home multimedia educational program now includes a new interactive video to provide another way consumers can learn to choose over-the-counter medicines (OTC) and use them safely.
The Medicines in My Home (MIMH) family invites you into their Interactive Home to learn the sections of the Drug Facts label. You will see the family make medicine decisions and you can practice making choices using realistic OTC medicine labels.
The MIMH program initially launched a PowerPoint lesson for middle school students in 2006 after successfully piloting the program in 6th grade classes. Since then the program includes an adult lesson. The Teachers’ Room on the MIMH website provides all the tools and resources needed to teach a lesson to either audience. Student and consumer rooms “house” materials adolescents and adults can use on their own.
There are also materials to involve all family members in learning to use over-the-counter medicines safely and developing good medicine habits.
Look for the Medicines in My Home program and the Interactive Home at http://www.fda.gov/medsinmyhome.