New Video from AHRQ on Tips for Taking Medicines Safely

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), a non-voting member of the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) board of directors, has released a five-minute Web video called “Tips for Taking Medicines Safely,” which features information to help consumers take their medicines safely and appropriately. Tips covered in the video include asking questions if you have doubts or concerns about your medicine; bringing a bag with all the medicines you take to your medical appointments; and asking about side effects and what to avoid while taking the medicine. The video is being distributed to over 4,500 Web sites in the Healthology network, including those for ABC News, Chicago Sun-Times, iVillage , the American Diabetes Association, and many others. The NCPIE web site ( is listed as a resource link during the closing credits on the video.