The Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition (AAC) is made up of leading health, healthcare provider, and consumer organizations. The American Academy of Pediatrics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and U.S. Food and Drug Administration serve as advisors to the Coalition.

The goal of the AAC is to educate consumers and patients on the importance of knowing the ingredients in their medicines and following labeled directions to prevent unintentional acetaminophen overdose. Through outreach to healthcare providers, patients, and consumers, the AAC works to ensure that acetaminophen is used only as directed or labeled.

The AAC is the official sponsor of the Know Your Dose campaign.

Coalition Members

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Alliance for Aging Research

The Alliance for Aging Research is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the pace of scientific discoveries and their application to vastly improve the universal human experience of aging and health. The Alliance was founded in 1986 in Washington, D.C., and has since become a valued advocacy organization and a respected influential voice with policymakers.

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American Association of Nurse Practitioners

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is the largest and only full-service professional membership organization in the U.S. for NPs of all specialties, with more than 61,000 individual members and 200 organization members.  Representing over 205,000 licensed NPs in the U.S., AANP’s mission is to lead NPs to transform patient-centered healthcare.

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American Pharmacists Association

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) is the organization whose members are recognized in society as essential in all patient care settings for optimal medication use that improves health, wellness, and quality of life. Through information, education, and advocacy, APhA empowers its members to improve medication use and advance patient care. APhA was the first-established national professional society of pharmacists, having been founded in 1852 as the American Pharmaceutical Association. It remains the largest association of pharmacists in the United States, boasting more than 62,000 practicing pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and others interested in advancing the profession.

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CHPA Educational Foundation

The CHPA Educational Foundation is the trusted source of information on the responsible use, storage, and disposal of consumer healthcare products. We educate consumers through public/private partnerships, national campaigns, and our signature consumer online resource: KnowYourOTCs.org.

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National Consumers League

The National Consumers League is a private, nonprofit advocacy group representing consumers on marketplace and workplace issues. It is the nation’s oldest consumer organization.

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National Community Pharmacists Association

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA®) represents the interests of America’s community pharmacists, including the owners of nearly 23,000 independent community pharmacies. Together they represent an $88.8 billion health care marketplace, dispense nearly 40% of all retail prescriptions, and employ more than 300,000 individuals, including over 62,000 pharmacists. To learn more, go to www.ncpanet.org, visit facebook.com/commpharmacy, or follow NCPA on Twitter @Commpharmacy.

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National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that serves as the education, research, and charitable affiliate of NACDS. The NACDS Foundation seeks to improve the health and wellness of the people in America. It utilizes education, research, and charitable involvement to help people improve their health and quality of life through an understanding of medication therapy and the importance of taking medications appropriately.

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National Association of Boards of Pharmacy

AWARXE is a consumer protection program established to raise public awareness about rogue Internet drug outlets, counterfeit medications, over-the-counter and prescription drug misuse, and proper medication disposal. AWARXE was inspired by the tragic death of 24-year-old Justin Pearson in 2007 from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs purchased from an illicit online pharmacy that supplied the drugs without a valid prescription. AWARXE is supported by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy Foundation®.

Advisors

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC’s Medication Safety Program provides scientific advice to the coalition. The Medication Safety Program leads CDC’s national adverse drug events (ADEs) surveillance activities, and thePROTECT Initiative, an innovative collaboration developing strategies to help prevent unintentional medication overdoses in children.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

The FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) serves as an advisor to the coalition. CDER’s Office of Communications has an educational campaign and the Safe Use Initiative has a safety initiative intended to promote the safe use of medicines that contain acetaminophen.

American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 60,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.