Available Until 9/12/2025

Prescription and Over the Counter Drugs: Supporting Patients with Evidence-Based Information*

For more information on this course contact the NNLM Training Office at nto@utah.edu.

This 1 credit hour on-demand course will cover differences between prescription and over the counter medications, data regarding use in the United States, and three free resources from the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health: the NIDA website, DailyMed and LactMed.  The course includes a recorded presentation, demos of the resources, and guided exercises to try the resources hands-on.

Course URL: https://nnlm.gov/training/class-catalog/prescription-and-over-counter-drugs-supporting-patients-evidence-based

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe some current challenges related to prescription and OTC drug use in the US using authoritative statistical sources 

  1. Find information about safety and adverse effects of common drugs and chemicals in lactating mothers using LactMed 

  1. Retrieve FDA prescription drug labels using DailyMed 

MLA CE Credit: 1