Using medications after a natural disaster

In light of yesterday’s storm it is important to re-evaluate our preparedness plan. The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the FDA discusses the safe practices regarding medication use after natural disasters, since medication effectiveness may be compromised.  The FDA offers information on medications exposed to heat, temperature changes and unsafe water.  What important counseling points do you provide to you patients about medication safety before and after a natural disaster? Considering yesterday’s storm, have you had any inquiries from patients who are interested in learning how to substitute their medications with alternative products?

Please visit the FDA website for more information.

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