The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) offers the ConsumerMedSafety.org web site as a resource for people looking for more information on health and medication safety topics.
ISMP states that educating patients about safe medication practices can be daunting while they are in the hospital for many reasons. Because patients often seek information online, hospitals can help to reduce the risk of patient medication errors by guiding patients to reputable resources.
The ConsumerMedSafety.org site is a user-friendly resource that imparts knowledge about safe medication practices that consumers can easily access, view, and use. Content can be search by topic, drug, medication safety stories, over the counter medication tips, and a medication safety toolbox is included.