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Drug Interactions Guide.

To help consumers avoid potential problems when taking prescription or nonprescription medicines, the Council on Family Health, in partnership with the US Food and Drug Administration and the National Consumers League, has released an update of its free consumer guide, Drug Interactions: What You Should Know. The guide, first published in 1994, explains the different types of drug interactions, and includes questions to ask healthcare professionals. It stresses the importance of reading medicine labels and package inserts where such warning information is outlined. The pamphlet also contains a chart of drug interaction warnings for some common nonprescription products. Single copies of Drug Interactions: What You Should Know are available free by writing to the Federal Consumer Information Center, Item #600G, Pueblo, CO 81009. Bulk copies can be ordered from: Council on Family Health, "Drug Interactions," 1155 Connecticut Ave. NW, Ste. 400, Washington D.C. 20036. To order the guide online, or for more information about the Council and its educational materials, go to the CFH Web site at
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Publication:The Exceptional Parent
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Date:Feb 1, 2001
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