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Educational Resources - Alphabetical List

The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) maintains a collection of educational materials on topics related to buying and using medicine safely. They include brochures, articles, pamphlets, posters, public services announcements, and more.

These resources are intended for use by educators, health care professionals, and consumers. Most materials are available in PDF format for immediate downloading or printing. Some materials may be available in print to order at no cost. Send requests for printed materials to ocommpubs@fda.hhs.gov or call 1-888-INFO-FDA.

Below is an alphabetical list (by title) of the available resources. You can also browse these materials by topic.

 

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Title                                                             

Education Topic

Product Type

Language

Printable
PDF

A medicine you bought contains   acetaminophen                              

Acetaminophen/ Over-the-Counter Medicine

Point-of-Sale Public Service Announcement

English

PDF - 602KB

A veces, el remedio es peor que la enfermedadAntibiotic ResistanceBrochureSpanishPDF - 286KB

Acetaminophen

(male voice)
Acetaminophen/Over-the-Counter Medicine

Audio Public Service Announcement (42 sec)

English

PDF - 7KB

Acetaminophen

(female voice)
Acetaminophen/Over-the-Counter Medicine

Audio Public Service Announcement (37 sec)

English

PDF - 6KB

Acetaminophen – Read the LabelAcetaminophen/Over-the-Counter Medicine

Audio Audio Public Service Announcement (20 sec)

English

PDF - 11KB

Acetaminophen – Read the LabelAcetaminophen/Over-the-Counter MedicineAudio Audio Public Service Announcement (30 sec)EnglishPDF - 11KB

Addiction

(male voice)
Misuse of Prescription Pain Relievers

Audio Public Service Announcement Audio (30 sec)

EnglishPDF - 12KB
Addiction
(female voice)
Misuse of Prescription Pain Relievers

Audio Audio Public Service Announcement (30 sec)

EnglishPDF - 12KB

All
(male voice)

Misuse of Prescription Pain Relievers

Audio Audio Public Service Announcement (30 sec)

EnglishPDF - 12KB

All
(female voice)

Misuse of Prescription Pain Relievers

Audio Audio Public Service Announcement (30 sec)

EnglishPDF - 12KB

All About Me: Important information to share with my doctor

Over-the-Counter Medicine

Form

English

PDF - 42KB

All over-the-counter medicines have one thing in common. Simplicity.Over-the-Counter MedicinePrint Public Service AnnouncementEnglishPDF - 7MB
Are You Using Aspirin Daily? You Should Talk to Your Doctor First. Over-the-Counter MedicinePrint Public Service AnnouncementEnglishPDF - 1MB

As you age... A Guide to Aging, Medicines, and Alcohol (available on SAMHSA website)

General Medicine Use

Brochure

English

--

As you age…Ask, Guard, Educate (available on SAMHSA website)General Medicine UseFact SheetEnglish--

As You Age... there's no better time to learn more about how to take medications the right way (available on SAMHSA website)

General Medicine Use

Fact Sheet

English

--

Aspirin for Reducing Your Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke: Know the Facts

Aspirin/Over-the-Counter Counter Medicine

Brochure

English

PDF - 153KB

Automedicarse con antibióticos puede perjudicar su saludAntibiotic ResistancePosterSpanishPDF - 436KB
Automedicarse con antibióticos puede perjudicar su saludAntibiotic ResistancePrint Public Service AnnouncementSpanishPDF - 202KB

Avoid Food - Drug Interactions

General Medicine Use

Booklet

English

PDF - 1MB

Balance the benefits and risks when using medicine

General Medicine Use

Print Public Service Announcement

English

PDF - 979KB

Be An Active Member of Your Health Care Team (2004)

 

 

Sea un miembro activo de su equipo de atención médica (2004)

General Medicine Use

Booklet

English

 

 

 
Spanish

PDF - 492KB   



PDF - 447KB

Be An Active Member of Your Health Care Team.

 

 

Sea un miembro activo de su equipo de atención médica

General Medicine Use

Brochure

English

 

 

 

Spanish

PDF - 299KB

 

 

 

--

Be An Active Member of Your Health Care Team

General Medicine Use

Print Public Service Announcement

English

PDF - 426KB

Be An Active Member of Your Health Care Team

General Medicine Use

Slide Show Presentation

English

PDF - 354KB

Before Using Aspirin to Lower Your Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke, Here is What You Should Know

Aspirin/Over-the-Counter Medicine

Fact Sheet

English

PDF - 37KB

BeSafeRx: Know Your Online PharmacyBuying Medicine OnlineFact Sheets,
Videos, Discussion Guide, Digital Toolkits 
English 

Buying Medicine from Outside the U.S. is Risky Business. It’s a Gamble You Can’t Afford to Take.

 

[version with more text]

Buying Medicines from Outside the U.S.Print Public Service AnnouncementEnglish

PDF - 140KB


PDF - 267KB

[version with more text]

Buying Medicine from Outside the U.S. is Risky Business. Think it's safe buying medicine from outside the United States? Think again.

 

[version with more text]

Buying Medicines from Outside the U.S.Print Public Service AnnouncementEnglish

PDF - 1MB


PDF - 1MB

[version with more text]

 

Buying Prescription Medicines Online: A Consumers Safety Guide (2005 version)



Compra de medicinas recetadas a través del Internet: Una guía para el consumidor

Buying Medicine Online

Brochure

English

 

 

 

 

Spanish

PDF - 4MB

 

 

 

 

PDF - 2MB

Buying your medicine online can be easy. Just make sure you do it safely.Buying Medicine OnlinePrint Public Service AnnouncementEnglishPDF - 6MB

Careful: Acetaminophen in pain relief medicines can cause liver damage

Acetaminophen/Over-the-Counter Medicine

Fact Sheet

English

PDF - 3MB

Check Your Medicines: Tips for Using Medicines Safely
 

[version with more text]

General Medicine Use

Print Public Service Announcement

English

PDF - 2MB
 

PDF - 1MB
[version with more text]

Checklist for Choosing Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medicine for Adults

Over-the-Counter Medicine

Form

English

PDF - 62KB

Checklist for Choosing Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medicine for Children

Over-the-Counter Medicine

Form

English

PDF - 65KB

Counterfeit Medicines: Filled with Empty Promises

Buying Medicines/General Medicine Use

Print Public Service Announcement

English

PDF - 9MB

Daily Medicine Record for Your Child

General Medicine Use

Form

English

PDF - 97KB

Do You Know Your Child's Weight?Over-the-Counter MedicinePrint Public Service AnnouncementEnglishPDF - 316KB
Does Size Really Matter?Over-the-Counter MedicinePrint Public Service AnnouncementEnglishPDF - 370KB

Don’t Overdo It With Acetaminophen

Acetaminophen/ Over-the-Counter Medicine

Video

English

 --

Don't Take ME with HIMOver-the-Counter MedicinePrint Public Service AnnouncementEnglishPDF - 3MB

Driving When You Are Taking Medications

 

 

El Impacto de Manejar Cuando Esta Tomando Medicamentos

General Medicine Use

Brochure

English

 

 


Spanish 

PDF - 489KB 

 

 

PDF - 254KB

Do the Right Dose (available on SAMHSA website)

General Medicine Use

Poster

English

--

Driving? Check ALL of Your Medicine Labels Before You Hit the Road

General Medicine Use/Driving

Print Public Service Announcement

English

PDF - 4MB

Driving? Check the Medicine Label To Make Sure You are Able

General Medicine Use/Driving

Print Public Service Announcement

English

PDF - 6MB

Drug Interactions: What You Should Know
 


Interacciones de Medicamentos: Lo Que Usted Debe Saber

General Medicine Use

Pamphlet

English

 

 

 

Spanish

PDF - 68KB

 

  

PDF - 105KB

Exceeding the Recommended Dosage Can Do More Than Wipe Out Your Pain. Just Ask Your Major Organs.

 


Exceder La Dosis Recomendada Puede Eliminar Más Que El Dolor Que Usted Padece. Sólo Pregúntele A Sus Órganos Principales.

Over-the-Counter MedicinePrint Public Service Announcement

English

 

 

 

 

 

Spanish

PDF - 43MB

 

 

 

 

 

PDF - 42MB

Facts About Generic Drugs




Hechos Sobre Los Medicamentos Genéricos 

Generic Drugs

Brochure

English 

 

 

Spanish 

 

PDF - 2MB

  

 

PDF - 2MB  

Facts About Generic Drugs

Generic Drugs

Brochure

Chinese (Simplified)

 

Chinese (Traditional)

PDF - 353KB

 

PDF - 366KB

Facts About Generic Drugs

Generic Drugs

Brochure

Korean

PDF - 351KB

Facts About Generic Drugs

Generic Drugs

Brochure

VietnamesePDF - 350KB

Facts About Generic Drugs

 


Hechos Sobre Los Medicamentos Genéricos.

Generic Drugs

Poster

English

 



Spanish

PDF - 718KB

 

PDF - 724KB

Facts About Generic DrugsGeneric Drugs

Audio Presentation (4 min 8 sec)

EnglishPDF - 115KB
Facts About Generic DrugsGeneric DrugsAudio Presentation (5 min 32 sec)SpanishPDF - 129KB

Facts About Generic Drugs

Generic Drugs

Audio Presentation (5 min 51 sec)

Russian

PDF - 115KB

FDA's New Prescribing Information: Better Organized. Easier to Read. Better Healthcare

Prescription Medicine

Brochure

English

PDF - 548KB

Follow the Prescription (available on SAMHSA website)

General Medicine Use

Poster

English

--

Generic Drugs Make the Grade

Generic Drugs

Print Public Service Announcement

English

PDF - 82KB

Generic Drugs Measure Up

Generic Drugs

Print Public Service Announcement

English

PDF - 582KB

Got a Sick Kid?



¿Está enfermo uno de sus hijos?

Over-the-Counter Medicine

Brochure

English

 

 

Spanish

 

--

 

Help Patients Use Acetaminophen Safely

Acetaminophen/ Over-the-Counter Medicine

Video

English

--

How can a pain reliever lead to serious liver damage?

Acetaminophen/ Over-the-Counter Medicine

Print Public Service Announcement

English

PDF - 832KB

If you're experiencing anxiety about taking your generic drug, read this ad and repeat as needed.

Generic Drugs

Print Public Service Announcement

English

PDF - 1MB

Information: Your Best Medicine

General Medicine Use

Print Public Service Announcement

English

PDF - 489KB

Is This Where Your Teen Goes to Get High?

Prescription Medicine Misuse

Print Public Service Announcement

English

PDF - 147KB

It's To Die For

Prescription Medicine Misuse

Poster

English

PDF - 13MB

It’s To Die For

Prescription Medicine Misuse

Print Public Service Announcement

English

PDF - 2MB

Kids Aren't Just Small Adults



Los Niños No Son Simplemente Adultos Pequeños

Over-the-Counter Medicine

Brochure

English

 

 

Spanish

PDF - 552KB 

 

PDF - 199KB

Looks Can Be Deceiving

 


Las apariencias engañan.

Buying Medicines from Outside the U.S.

Slim Jim

English

 

 

Spanish

PDF - 70KB 

 

PDF - 158KB

Looks Can Be Deceiving

Buying Medicines from Outside the U.S.Flyer

English

PDF - 749KB

Looks Can Be Deceiving

 


Las apariencias engañan.

Buying Medicines from Outside the U.S.Poster

English

 


Spanish

PDF - 272KB 

 

PDF - 210KB

Medicines and You: A Guide for Older Adults
 


Los medicamentos y usted: Guía para adultos de más edad

General Medicine UseBooklet

English

 

 

 

Spanish

PDF - 334KB

 

 

PDF - 247KB

Medicines Don't MixOver-the-Counter MedicineVideoEnglish--

Medicines In My Home

 

 

Las Medicinas En Mi Casa

Over-the-Counter Medicine

Booklet

English

 

 

Spanish

PDF - 796KB 

 

PDF - 126MB

Medicines In My Home

Over-the-Counter Medicine

Booklet

English

PDF - 1MB

Medicines In My Home –education program

Over-the-Counter Medicine

 

 

--

Medicines In My Home – The Drug Facts Label Video

Over-the-Counter Medicine

Video

English

--

Medicines In My Home – Answer Key

Over-the-Counter Medicine

Form

English

PDF - 22KB

Medicines In My Home – Drug Facts label

Over-the-Counter Medicine

Form

English

PDF - 88KB

Medicines In My Home – Home Project

Over-the-Counter Medicine

Form

English

PDF - 19KB

Medicines In My Home – Pre-test

Over-the-Counter Medicine

Form

English

PDF - 10KB

Medicines In My Home – Post-test

Over-the-Counter Medicine

Form

English

PDF - 10KB

Medicines In My Home – Slide Show presentation for adolescent students

 

Over-the-Counter Medicine

Slide Show

English

PDF - 927MB – with notes
PDF - 1MB - handout

Medicines In My Home – Slide Show presentation for adult students

Over-the-Counter Medicine

Slide Show

English

PDF - 966KB (with notes)
PDF - 1MB - handout

Medicines In My Home – Worksheet

Over-the-Counter Medicine

Form

English

PDF - 113KB

Misuse

(male voice)
Misuse of Prescription Pain RelieversAudio Public Service Announcement (20 sec)EnglishPDF - 12KB

Misuse

(female voice)
Misuse of Prescription Pain RelieversAudio Public Service Announcement (20 sec)EnglishPDF - 12KB

Misuse

(male voice)
Misuse of Prescription Pain RelieversAudio Public Service Announcement  (30 sec)EnglishPDF - 12KB

Misuse

(female voice)
Misuse of Prescription Pain RelieversAudio Public Service Announcement (30 sec)EnglishPDF - 12KB

Misusing

(male voice)
Misuse of Prescription Pain RelieversAudio Public Service Announcement (20 sec)EnglishPDF - 12KB

Misusing

(female voice)
Misuse of Prescription Pain RelieversAudio Public Service Announcement (20 sec)EnglishPDF - 12KB

My Medicine Record

General Medicine Use

Form

English

PDF - 331KB

Not all Internet pharmacies are created equal. Some aren't even pharmacies.Buying Medicine OnlinePrint Public Service AnnouncementEnglishPDF - 935KB

Over-the-Counter Medicines: What's Right for You?
 


Medicamentos sin receta: ¿Cual es adecuado para usted?

Over-the-Counter Medicine

Pamphlet

English

 

 


Spanish

PDF - 466KB

 

 

PDF - 436KB

Parents: Acetaminophen in pain relief medicines can cause liver damage 

Acetaminophen/ Over-the-Counter Medicine

Fact Sheet

English

PDF - 4MB

Picking up your prescription medicine today? (male voice)Prescription MedicinesAudio Public Service Announcement (35 sec)
EnglishPDF - 20KB
Picking up your prescription medicine today? (female voice) Prescription MedicinesAudio Public Service Announcement (32 sec) EnglishPDF - 29KB

Preserve a Treasure: Know When Antibiotics Work

Antibiotic Resistance

Brochure

English

PDF - 221KB

Preserve a Treasure

Antibiotic Resistance

Print Public Service Announcement

English

PDF - 217KB

Remember

(male voice)
Misuse of Prescription Pain Relievers

Audio Public Service Announcement (15 sec)

EnglishPDF - 12KB

Remember

(female voice)
Misuse of Prescription Pain RelieversAudio Public Service Announcement (15 sec)EnglishPDF - 12KB

Safe and Effective

 

¡Seguro y efectivo!

Generic Drugs

Audio Public Service Announcement (1 min)


English

 

 


Spanish

--

 

 

 

 --

Safe and Effective

Generic DrugsAudio Public Service Announcement (30 sec)
English--

Snort. Sniffle. Sneeze. No Antibiotics Please.

Antibiotic Resistance

Print Public Service Announcement

English

PDF- 7MB

Stop-Learn-Go: Tips for Talking with Your Pharmacist

General Medicine Use

Brochure

English

PDF - 1MB

Stop-Learn-Go-to Buying and Using Medicine SafelyGeneral Medicine UsePrint Public Service AnnouncementEnglishPDF - 30MB

Stop...  Look!  Look Again!!

Protect Yourself Against Tampering

General Medicine Use

Slim Jim

English

PDF - 163KB

Taking Acetaminophen Safely

 

 

“Cómo tomar acetaminofén de forma segura”

Acetaminophen/Over-the-Counter Pain RelieverTutorial

English

 

 

 

Spanish

 

That generic drug you're about to take had to pass many rigorous tests

Generic Drugs

Print Public Service Announcement

English

PDF - 890KB

The best way to take your over-the-counter pain reliever? Seriously.



¿Cuál Es La Mejor Manera de Tomar Su Medicina Comprada Sin Receta Médica? Con Seriedad.

Over-the-Counter Medicine

Brochure

English

 

 

 

Spanish

PDF - 6MB

 

 

 

PDF - 724KB

The best way to take your over-the-counter pain reliever? Seriously.

Over-the-Counter Medicine

Print Public Service Announcement

English

PDF - 3MB

The Buzz Takes Your Breath Away: Permanently

Prescription Medicines Misuse

Brochure

English

PDF - 3MB

The Buzz Takes Your Breath Away

Prescription Medicines Misuse

Poster

English

PDF - 18MB

The Buzz Takes Your Breath Away

Prescription Medicine Misuse

Print Public Service Announcement

English

PDF - 4MB

The New Over-the-Counter Label: Take a LookOver-the-Counter MedicineBrochureEnglish

PDF - 2MB disclaimer icon

The Over-the-Counter Drug Facts Label

Over-the-Counter MedicineVideo (1 min 44 sec)
English 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants you to know generic drugs are safe and effective. And we have the results to prove it. (red version)

Generic Drugs

Poster

English

PDF - 10MB

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants you to know generic drugs are safe and effective. And we have the results to prove it. (gold version)

Generic Drugs

Poster

English

PDF - 10MB

These medicines all have one thing in common . . . the same active ingredient.Over-the-Counter MedicinePrint Public Service AnnouncementEnglishPDF - 3MB

Think

(male voice)

Misuse of Prescription Pain Relievers

Audio Public Service Announcement (15 sec)EnglishPDF - 11KB

Think

(female voice)

Misuse of Prescription Pain Relievers

Audio Public Service Announcement (15 sec)EnglishPDF - 11KB

Think it’s easy becoming a generic drug in America? Think again.

Generic Drugs

Print Public Service Announcement

English

PDF - 1MB

Think It Through: A Guide to Managing the Benefits and Risks of Medicines


 

Piénselo Muy Bien: Una Guía Para el Control de los Beneficios y Riesgos de las Medicinas

General Medicine Use

Brochure

English

 

 

 

Spanish

PDF - 2MB

 

 

 

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Think It Through…Managing the Risks and Benefits of Medicines

General Medicine Use

Print Public Service Announcement

English

PDF - 581KB

This may be the most important prescription I've ever written.Over-the-Counter MedicinePrint Public Service AnnouncementEnglishPDF - 1MB

To make sure your generic drug meets your approval, it first has to get ours.

Generic Drugs

Print Public Service Announcement

English

PDF - 1MB

Too Much Acetaminophen Can Destroy Your Liver

Acetaminophen/ Over-the-Counter Medicine

Print Public Service Announcement

English

PDF - 1MB

Use Caution When "U" Abbreviate Medical Information

 

 

 

 

Using Prescription Pain Medicine

General Medicine Use

Slide Show

English

PDF - 638KB

WARNING: Antibiotics don't work for viruses like colds and the flu. Using them for viruses will not make you feel better or get back to work faster.

Antibiotic Resistance

Print Public Service Announcement

English

PDF - 1MB

What are you adding to the mix?

General Medicine Use

Print Public Service Announcement

English

PDF - 1MB

What Are You Weighting For?Over-the-Counter MedicinePrint Public Service AnnouncementEnglishPDF - 477KB

What You Want to Know About Generic Drugs.
Generic Drugs: Safe. Effective. FDA-Approved


 

Lo que usted quiere saber sobre los medicamentos genéricos.
Medicamentos genéricos: Seguros. Efectivos. Aprobados por la FDA

Generic Drugs

Slide Show Presentation

English

 

 

 

 

 

Spanish

PDF - 3MB

 

 

 

  


PDF - 3MB

What's on the Label?Over-the-Counter MedicinePrint Public Service AnnouncementEnglishPDF - 547KB

When using medicines, sometimes two rights make a wrong.

General Medicine Use

Print Public Service Announcement

English

PDF - 576KB

Why is it important to know that all these medicines contain acetaminophen?

Acetaminophen/ Over-the-Counter Medicine

Print Public Service Announcement

English

PDF - 1MB

You have a hand in your health with the safe and effective use of your medicines

General Medicine Use

Print Public Service Announcement

English

PDF - 704KB (brown version)
PDF - 3MB (blue version)

You know that question that goes through your mind when you take your generic drug?  Here are the answers.


 

¿Qué son las drogas genéricas y por qué son importantes para usted? Todo lo que necesita saber sobre las drogas genéricas.

Generic Drugs

Brochure

English

 

 

 

 


Spanish

PDF - 80KB

 

 

 

 

PDF - 80KB

 

You know that question that goes through your mind when you take your generic drug?  Here's the answer.


 

¿Recuerda esa pregunta que siempre se hace cuando toma drogas genéricas? Aqui tiene la respuesta.

Generic Drugs

Poster

English

 

 

 

 


Spanish

PDF - 141KB

 

 

  

PDF - 5MB

You know that question that goes through your mind when you take your generic drug?  Here's the answer.

 


¿Recuerda esa pregunta que siempre se hace cuando toma drogas genéricas? Aqui tiene la respuesta.

Generic Drugs

Print Public Service Announcement

English

 

 

 

 


Spanish

PDF - 1MB

 

 

  



PDF - 1MB

You know what’s in your medicine cabinet, but do you know what's in your medicines?  

Over-the-Counter MedicinePrint Public Service AnnouncementEnglishPDF - 2MB
Your generic drug is safe and effective. And we've got the results to prove it.Generic DrugsPharmacy Counter MatEnglishPDF - 4MB
Your generic drug is safe and effective. And we've got the results to prove it.Generic DrugsPrint Public Service AnnouncementEnglishPDF - 904KB