Related SOS Rx Coalition Member Links

AARP

 

Contains resources to help people safely and effectively manage their medications. 

 

Agency for Healthcare Reseach and Quality

 

Patient Guide to Coumadin/warfarin therapy

 

Anticoagulation Forum

 

A network of health care professionals committed to the therapy of thromboembolic disorders predominantly through the venue of anticoagulation management service. Through exchange of information, medical education, and scientific investigation, the Forum promotes professional development and the enhancement of the quality of anticoagulation care.

 

DrugDigest

 

Provides easy-to-understand information for safe and effective use of warfarin. Additionally, pill identification photos, drug interactions checker and printable medication cards are available.

 

Food and Drug Administration

 

This brochure, Aspirin for Reducing Your Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke: KNOW THE FACTS, explains why you need to work with your health professional when choosing and using aspirin for lowering the risk of heart attack and stroke.

 

Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)

 

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) is a nonprofit organization devoted entirely to medication error prevention and safe medication use. ISMP represents over 30 years of experience in helping healthcare practitioners keep patients safe, and continues to lead efforts to improve the medication use process.

ISMP provides useful information for consumers on the following topics:

  • General Advice on Safe Medication Use

  • Lessons to be Learned from Past Errors

  • Preventing Drug Errors in Children

  • Safe Medicine, the ISMP Medication

  • Safety Newsletter for Consumers

  • ISMP Patient Safety Brochure

 

National Stroke Association

 

The National Stroke Association wants you to know that atrial fibrillation (AF) is a controllable risk factor for stroke. AF is an irregular heartbeat that can allow blood to pool in the heart causing blood clots which may move to the brain causing a stroke. Blood thinning medication is one of the treatments for this condition.

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