October 2018 marks the 33rd Talk About Your Medicines Month. TAYMM is an annual opportunity to focus attention on the value that better medicine communication plays in promoting better medicine use and better health outcomes. TAYMM, a well-recognized health observance month, has grown and expanded over three decades to stimulate conversations between patients and their healthcare providers about all the types of medicines they may take, with a focus on what to know about a medication in terms of expected health outcomes, possible side effects, benefits and potential risks.
For 2018 We are "Taking Action to Prevent Opioid Abuse and Misuse"
The facts are chilling: from 1999 - 2016, more than 350,000 people died from an overdose involving opioids. This year, BeMedWise and our health education stakeholders are talking about opioid safety and how patients, their families, caregivers and health professionals can work together to manage these serious medications and avoid potential misuse or abuse.
Get involved and join us as part of the 4th Wave as parents, caregivers, grandparents, teens, young adults, community leaders, and recovery community, first responders, healthcare professionals - including students, clinics, consumer health advocacy, government, industry and the media are Taking Action to Prevent Opioid Abuse and Misuse.
All of the BeMedWise past "Talk About Your Medicines" observances, materials and resources are "evergreen," and can be used for your health-related events throughout the year. The downloads, posters, etc. are free and can be reproduced (photocopied) and distributed to your audiences. Please give the BeMedWise attribution for the resources that you use/distribute whenever possible.