Patient Counseling Mandates

Why mandate patient counseling?

When patients are prescribed a medication by their healthcare provider, they deserve to know about important medication safety risks associated with those prescriptions (before buying or consuming). The problem is that, in many states, educating a patient about their prescriptions is an option and not required.

The campaign for patient counseling mandates is about making sure potentially life-saving information is actually communicated from prescribers to patients, per the FDA-approved drug labeling. Find out how you can support this campaign and use #tellpatients to share your views.

Which states are demanding change now?

Help campaign for change! Become a campaigner & push for new patient counseling legislation.

Campaigners are volunteers who help educate the public about this issue and collect signatures. To express interest about being a part of the campaign team in your state, email contact@safestdrug.org. Hours are flexible and no prior experience is needed.

Tweet your support.

I support mandatory patient counseling on prescription drugs and you should too. #tellpatients

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