"Talk About Prescriptions" Month Connects Around the Globe

NCPIE’s 18th annual observance of “Talk About Prescriptions” Month kicked off an October full of activities to highlight the value of medicine communication. This month’s theme is “Educate Before You Medicate: A Prescription for Patient Safety.” Just a month ago, U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Richard Carmona, MD, MPH, issued his own educational “prescription” as part of NCPIE’s “Be MedWise” campaign. This has been reported extensively in the trade and lay press, including an AP story this week. Also, the United Kingdom launches its inaugural Ask-About-Medicines-Week Oct. 12, and National Pharmacy Week kicks off in the U.S. Oct. 19.