Medicines In My Home

The FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), in cooperation with Maryland’s Montgomery County Public Schools and the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE), has launched Medicines In My Home (MIMH), an interactive educational program intended to teach students in sixth through eighth grades about the safe and effective use of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. The website provides classroom materials and resources for teachers and online information for students and their families.

The program focuses on understanding components of the Drug Facts label. It also emphasizes that medicines should be used only with adult supervision and advises that a doctor or pharmacist is the best source to answer questions about medicines. Some of the printable materials are designed to encourage students to share what they learn with their families so that all family members can learn to use over-the-counter medicines more safely.

*adapted from the FDA’s Medicines In My Home website.