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Safe Use, Safe Disposal, Safe Storage with Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medicine Safety!


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About This Lesson

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. 


  • VIDEO UNIT to engage students in discussion 
  • INTERACTIVE TRIVIA GAME! And a wide range of additional digital learning tools 
  • 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 
  • 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. 


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