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The links below provide valuable information that consumers may find helpful. Because OTCsafety.org is not affiliated with these sites, any questions or comments should be directed to that specific organization.

Government Websites:

Administration on Aging
http://www.aoa.gov/
Resource designed to provide a comprehensive overview of a wide variety of topics, programs, and services related to aging

FDA Consumer Health Information
http://www.fda.gov/consumer/default.htm
Alphabetical directory providing access to numerous subjects of consumer interest on FDA’s website

Healthcare 411
http://www.healthcare411.ahrq.gov   
The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Healthcare 411 audio news source provides practical health care information, research findings, and data to help consumers, health providers, health insurers, researchers, and policymakers make informed decisions about health care issues.

Healthfinder.gov 
http://www.healthfinder.gov/
Resource from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for finding reviewed health information from government and nonprofit organizations

MedlinePlus®
http://www.medlineplus.gov/
Health information—updated daily—from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine, including specific information about drug ingredients and brand-name medicines

The National Women's Health Information Center
http://www.4woman.gov/
Website and toll-free call center of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services providing resources for information as well as special health topics for women

Office of Women’s Health
http://www.fda.gov/womens/default.htm
A resource for women’s health issues from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Pillbox
http://pillbox.nlm.nih.gov/
Pillbox, run through the National Library of Medicines, enables rapid identification of solid-dosage medications (tablets/capsules) based on physical characteristics and high-resolution images

Non-Government Organizations:

AARP
http://www.aarp.org/health/usingmeds/otc_drug_fact_labels.html
Medicine advice from a nonprofit organization for people age 50 and over

Allergy and Asthma Network
http://www.aanma.org/
National nonprofit organization offering approaches to living with allergies and asthma

American Academy of Pediatrics
http://www.healthychildren.org/
Child health information from vaccinations and obesity to breastfeeding and nutrition from pediatricians

American Medical Association
http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/3158.html
Patient education resources

American Pharmacists Association
http://www.pharmacist.com/
Consumer-directed information from the American Pharmacists Association

Become An Ex
http://www.becomeanex.org
The EX plan is a free program to teach you how to quit smoking for good. EX teaches you methods and tips to stop smoking successfully. Be an EX-Smoker. 

Family Doctor
http://familydoctor.org/
Reviewed health information from the American Academy of Family Physicians

National Council on Aging, Inc.
http://www.ncoa.org/
National network of organizations and individuals dedicated to improving the health and independence of older persons

National Hispanic Council on Aging
http://www.nhcoa.org/
Advocacy organization with the primary purpose of improving the quality of life for the Latino elderly, families, and communities

National Women’s Health Resource Center
http://www.healthywomen.org/
A nonprofit clearinghouse for women’s health information

Physicians' Desk Reference
http://www.pdrhealth.com/
Online resource for consumers about drug information, diseases, health and wellness issues, and clinical trials

Stop Medicine Abuse
http://www.stopmedicineabuse.org 
Another program from CHPA, dedicated to increase awareness and prevention around over-the-counter medicine abuse 

WebMD
http://www.webmd.com/
A for-profit provider of online health information

 

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