Patient Safety EducationInfo Center

Avoiding Drug Interactions
A lot of us take multiple medications, often combining prescription and over-the-counter medicines with vitamins and herbal supplements. While medications are important for staying healthy, taking certain medications together can sometimes cause serious side effects.
Big Smiles for Children's Dental Health
This month is National Children's Dental Health Month. You can celebrate by promoting good dental health habits with your kids.
FDA Cracks Down on Unsafe Hand Sanitizers
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is cracking down on potentially dangerous hand sanitizers being imported to the United States.
COVID-19 Variants in the US: Things to Know
A COVID-19 variant from the United Kingdom hit the United States a few weeks ago, and the variant from South Africa popped up in South Carolina last week. Here's what you need to know.
Preventing Birth Defects
Each January, the United States observes National Birth Defects Prevention Month.
Understanding Emergency Use Authorizations
If you have been following the news during the COVID-19 pandemic, you might have noticed that the FDA has been granting "emergency use authorizations" (EUAs) to vaccines and drugs. But what is an EUA?
How to Use Hand Sanitizer Safely
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, hand sanitizer was flying off of the shelves. Now, it's a little easier to get your hands on, but are you using it correctly?
Thanksgiving Safety During COVID-19
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, many are wondering how to stay clear of COVID-19 and celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday safely.
Two COVID-19 Vaccines Showing Promise
In the last couple of weeks, two COVID-19 vaccines have shown serious promise in early tests. An effective vaccine would be a huge step forward in the fight against the global coronavirus pandemic.
Medicare Open Enrollment 2021: Oct. 15 to Dec. 7
Medicare Open Enrollment started on Oct. 15 and will run until Dec. 7. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering some tips for enrolling this year.