Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medicine Safety is a free, multimedia educational program designed to inform young people in grades 5-8 and their families about how to use, store, and dispose of OTC medicines safely and to encourage responsible behavior before young people start self-medicating.
An introductory classroom kit for grades 5-6 and 7-8 introduces students to how to read and use the Drug Facts label. The kit includes a lesson plan, student activity sheet, a letter-size version of the program's classroom poster to distribute as a reference tool, and a family letter in English and Spanish.
Visit the NEW AND IMPROVED PROGRAM SITE for:
- Five detailed teaching units, plus a bonus unit, that explore all facets of USFDA Drug Facts label and the importance of using and storing OTC medicine safely
- NEW VIDEO UNIT to engage students in discussion
- A new interactive trivia game! And a wide range of additional digital learning tools
- Two wall posters that explain the Drug Facts label for grades 5-6 and 7-8
- Family resources available in English and Spanish
- Podcast series with the National Association of School Nurses (NASN)!
Made Possible By: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.