What to know about drug benefits & risks

What is the chance a drug will help you? The answer may surprise you. Generic and brand names To find information about a drug it helps to know both its generic and brand name A drug’s generic name is usually the same as its active ingredient Some drugs also have a brand name chosen by […]

What to know about medication safety

Harm from medication is a common reason for trips to emergency departments. Often this harm can be prevented. Harm from drugs Each year more than 1 in 200 people in the U.S. visit an emergency department due to harm from medications About one third of these ED visits involve non-therapeutic uses of a drug such […]