Washington, D.C. – October 6, 2015 – With cold and flu season around the corner, consumers will soon begin to purchase medicines such as cough syrup, throat lozenges, and nasal sprays to help get relief from symptoms such as fever, coughs, congestion, and more. Many of the medicines used to treat these cold and flu symptoms can contain common drug ingredients such as acetaminophen. Research published this year shows that consumers don’t always know the potential risks of double dosing on medicine or that taking two medicines with the same ingredient could be harmful. That’s why the Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition (AAC) is issuing a safety message to consumers, reminding them to double check their medicine labels to avoid doubling up on medicines with acetaminophen when treating symptoms during the upcoming cold and flu season.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — October 28, 2014 – The Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition (AAC) is kicking off its annual “Double Check; Don’t Double Up” campaign today, reminding consumers to double check their medicine labels to avoid doubling up on medicines with acetaminophen when treating cold and flu symptoms.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — September 25, 2014 – As the countdown to cold and flu season begins, consumers are getting flu shots and increasing their purchases of cold and flu medicines. The Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition is issuing a safety message to consumers, reminding them to double check their medicine labels to avoid doubling up on medicines with acetaminophen when treating symptoms during the upcoming cold and flu season.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — July 31, 2014 – Today’s Consumer Reports story on prescription and non-prescription pain relievers serves as an important reminder for consumers of the importance of taking medicines safely and reinforces the importance of initiatives such as the Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition‘s (AAC) Know Your Dose consumer education campaign. Formed in 2010, the Coalition is a group of leading health, healthcare provider and consumer organizations dedicated to educating consumers on safe acetaminophen use to prevent overdose.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — June 26, 2014 – The Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition (AAC), a coalition of leading health, healthcare provider, and consumer organizations, today released “Acetaminophen: How It’s Used, Preventing Overdose and What We Can Do to Promote Safe Use,” a report and educational resource to drive safe and appropriate use of America’s most common drug ingredient. The coalition’s report reviews the dosing behaviors that can lead to acetaminophen overdose and explores the successful impact of ongoing education campaigns to drive appropriate use and prevent overdose-related liver damage.