ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

SURVEY: Weight Management & Chronic Illness

Japanese green tea consumers have reduced risk of dementia

Do Nothing, Accomplish Everything! The Connection Between Breathing and Healing

Meet the ProHealth Editors

Best Herbs to Help With Insomnia

Choline: Why You Should Eat Your Egg Yolks and Take Krill

Calcium, vitamin D supplementation associated improved stroke recovery

Acupressure reduced fatigue in breast cancer survivors

More positive evidence for melatonin in breast cancer battle

Omega-3 shows promise as stroke treatment

 
Print Page
Email Article

Just Say “Know” to Prescription Drugs Initiative Offers Patients Simple Healthcare Empowerment Tool

  [ 483 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By Editor • www.ProHealth.com • October 11, 2006


The online Just Say “Know” to Prescription Drugs initiative is dedicated to helping millions of patients - and the parents of pediatric patients - become mutually-informed partners in decisions about the prescription drugs they take, and by extension in managing their own “health, well being, and quality of life.”

Officially launched by a partnership of concerned organizations at a conference in Washington, DC, on October 7, the global campaign offers patients a beautifully simple tool for self-empowerment: a form you can print out from http://www.psychtruth.org/justsayknowform4.doc

On this Just Say “Know” to Prescription Drugs form, you can:

n List each prescription medication you are taking. For each drug, the form offers spaces for descriptions of: a) Benefits; b) Risks; and c) Alternatives – plus a space for the provider’s signature, under the statement: “I affirm that I have explained the purposes, efficacy, side effects, and alternatives to the medications prescribed.”

n Send or take a copy to your prescribing physician, pharmacist, and/or other healthcare provider.

n Request that the prescribing provider discuss and fill in, for each drug, a description of: a) its benefits; b) associated risks; and c) non-drug alternatives.

n Then ask for each provider’s signature – below the completed descriptions, to acknowledge that they have briefed you on this medication to the best of their ability.

n Keep a copy of the form for future review and updating with any and all caregivers in your healthcare team.

Why become an informed partner? Medication errors - among clinic visitors and patients in hospitals and long-term care settings - harm at least 1.5 million people in the U.S. every year and likely many more, the Institute of Medicine reported in July 2006. By “errors” they mean in prescription, administration, and monitoring of patient response.

If you should be hospitalized, according to the national average, you would be subject to one medication error or “adverse event” for each day of your stay. And when it comes to prescriptions for pediatric patients, parents should be aware that many drugs and their appropriate dosages have not been studied in clinical trials involving children. In such cases, the package insert may say the drug’s safety and effectiveness with children have not been established; and prescriptions for pediatric patients will be “off label.”

For information about the Just Say “Know” to Prescription Drugs initiative’s progress, go to http://www.icspp.org




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Energy NADH™ 12.5mg FibroSleep™

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Natural Pain Relief Supplements

Featured Products

Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils

Natural Remedies

Curcumin - a Golden Gift of Nature with Benefits Still Untold Curcumin - a Golden Gift of Nature with Benefits Still Untold
"It's Not Easy Being Green" - But It Is Healthy
How I Found My Long-Lost Energy How I Found My Long-Lost Energy
Magnesium + Malic Acid: One-Two Punch for Pain & Fatigue Magnesium + Malic Acid: One-Two Punch for Pain & Fatigue
The Surprising Benefits of Probiotics - What You Didn't Know The Surprising Benefits of Probiotics - What You Didn't Know

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE 15% NOW*
Be the first to know about new products, special discounts and the latest health news. *New subscribers only

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2016 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map