As a coalition dedicated to improving communication
about the safe, appropriate use of medicines, the
National Council on Patient Information and Education
(NCPIE) wants to be your one-stop resource.
This section of our website provides direct links
to timely, authoritative guidelines, tips and
resources to help you use medicines safely and
appropriately. These links may take you elsewhere
within this site, or directly to a coalition member's
website, or to one of an organization not affiliated
We know that taking medicines safely
involves asking questions and getting answers quickly.
With today's risk of bioterrorism a reality in many U.S.
communities, seeking and
sharing information about medicine-taking, and
talking with your health care professionals before
starting any new medicine, are healthy behaviors
that will give us peace of mind.