To help prevent accidental medication ingestions and overdoses in children, this document suggests ways to improve the consistency and standard format of volumetric measures within the dosing directions on the outer packaging and immediate container label.
Manufacturers have developed an anti-smurfing educational program for the retail setting that is voluntary and offered to retailers at no cost. The intent is to educate potential illegal purchasers about related criminal penalties and how the real-time, stop-sale system works.
The foundation’s consumer-facing and mobile-friendly website, KnowYourOTCs.org, provides consumers with easily accessible information and guidance on how to safely use, store, and dispose of OTC products.
Safe use of acetaminophen is a top priority for manufacturers of OTC medicines. Manufacturers work closely with FDA, healthcare provider groups, pharmacist groups, and consumer health advocates to drive safe and responsible use of acetaminophen.