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Annex II - List of Programmes by Country

Developing Countries

BANGLADESH

Campaign on awareness of rational use of drugs

Sk. Sazedur Rahman, Health for All (Sabar Jannaya Shasthaya), 4 Green Square, Green Road, Dhaka-1205, Tel: 8802 500 383, Fax: 8802 863 567/833 182

BOLIVIA

Primary health care focus on: rational drug use, breast feeding, consumers rights and advocacy

Dr Oscar Lanza, Accion internacional por la Salud, Avda Iturralde, Zona de Miraflores, La Paz, Tel: 591 2 322 986

BRAZIL

Centre of information and education for rational drug use

Mr Jose Augusto C. Barros, Centrode Información y Educación Para el Uso Racional de Medicamentos/R.Dos Coelhos s/n, 50070-050 Boa Vista, Recife PE, Tel: 55 81 231 5961, Fax: 55 81 231 6271

CAMEROON

Project to promote awareness on the rational use of drugs in the community

Mr Peter Aka / Mr Anu Vincent Fualefac, National Association for the Rational Use of Drugs, P.O. Box 281, Buea, Tel: 237 32 22 97

CHILE

Education on drugs to out-patients

Professor Catalina Domecq, Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Ciencias Quimicas y Farmaceuticas, Casilla 233, Correo 1, Santiago, Tel: 56 2 737 8920

COLOMBIA

Drug supply management and promotion of RUD in health facilities (Centro de defensa del consumidor, El Salvador sistema integral de insumos hospitalarios esenciales)

Ms Vistoria P. Castro Naranjo, Direccion seccional de Salud de Antioquin, Carrera 56A No. 51-30, Medellín, Tel: 57 4 511 0028, ext. 117, Fax: 57 4 512 8729

Promoción del uso racional de los medicamentos

Mr Victor Eduardo Ruíz Monroy, Red Acción Internacional RAIS por la Salud OMS/OPS, Carrera 18 No. 48-87, Tel: 287 3503, Fax: 245 1879

CÔTE D’IVOIRE

Un medicament ne s’achete pas dans la rue - Medicament essentiel

Ministère de la Santé publique, B.P. V4, Abidjan, Tel: 225 320 888

EL SALVADOR

Rational use of drugs

Ms Margarita Posada, Accion Para La Salud en El Saluador (APSAL), Avenida San Jose, 322 Colonia El Refugio, San Salvador, Tel: 503 225 7168

GHANA

An ongoing public educational programme on the dangers of the misuse and abuse of drugs

Mrs Joyce Addo-Atuah, Lady Pharmacist Association of Ghana (LAPAG), P.O. Box 2133, Accra, Tel: 233 21 77 49 45

INDIA

Promote rational therapeutics & make available essential drugs & information

Mr Manidip Sarkar, Community Development Medicinal Unit (CDMU), 86C, Dr. Suresh Sarkar Road, Calcutta 700014, Tel: 91 33 245 2363, Fax: 91 33 249 2803

People’s drug information project

Dr Arun Bal / Dr Anil Pilgaokar / Dr R.P. Ravindra, Association for Consumer Action on Safety and Health (ACASH), Servants of India Society, 2nd Floor, 417 Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Road, Bombay 400 004, Tel: 91 22 388 6556

Evolving a consensus on health rights and responsibilities of citizens through a workshop on medicine, media and consumer education

Dr C.H. Shashindran / Dr K.R. Sethuraman, Educators for Quality Update of Indian Physicians (EQUIP), 5, Rue Suffren, Pondicherry 605 001, Tel: 91 413 37278, Fax: 91 413 38132

Health education through regular columns in newspaper and magazines

Dr Ketan N. Jhaveri, Medical Superintendant, Gandhi-Lincoln Hospital, Deesa 385 535, North Gujarat, Tel: 91 274 420 844, Fax: 91 274 420 172

Drug information

Mr Y.G. Muralidharan, Consumer Rights, Education & Awareness Trust (R.) (CREAT), 239, 5th “C” Main, Remco Layout, Vijayanagar, Bangalore 560 040, Tel: 91 812 338 2314

INDONESIA

Improving the knowledge and skills in selecting OTC medicines using a small-group active learning method

Dr Sri Suryawati, Dept Clinical Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta 55281, Tel/fax: 62 274 563596

Maternal health and child survival concepts & practices in Indonesia

Yanti Triswan, PATH, Tifa Building, Suite 1102, Jl. Kuningan Barat 26, Jakarta 12710, Tel: 62 215 200 737, Fax: 62 215 200 621

KENYA

Essential drug programme - To deal with predominate misconceptions and concerns in drug use - to encourage consumers to comply in use of drugs

Ms Lorna Ngang’a, Ministry of Health, Drugs Deparment (with technical assisstance from Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH)), P.O. Box 76634, Nairobi, Tel: 254 2 569331, Fax: 254 2 566714

KOREA

Workshop on separation of prescription from dispensing

Mr Kim Jaiok, CACPK, 603 Pierson Bld., Chorgroku, Shimmunro-aga 89, Seoul, Tel: 82 5 739 5441/5530, Fax: 82 5 736 5514

LATVIA

To arouse the awareness of the society about the growing drug promotion in Latvia as well as to develop ideas about the rational use of drugs

Mr Zinta Kovalevska, Club for Consumer’s Protection, Valm Str 32 - 417A, Riga LV 1080, Tel: 371 2 221 267

MALAWI

IEC activities of Malawi Essential Drugs Programme

Mr C.J. Forshaw, Malawi Essential Drugs Programme, c/o WHO Representative, P.O. Box 30390, Lilongwe 3, Tel/Fax: 265 78 40 62

MALAYSIA

Consumer education (book about “Do’s and Don’ts of Medicines”)

Mr Encik Mohd Idris / Mr Narinder Kanr, Consumer’s Association of Penang, 228 Macalister Road, Penang 10400, Tel: 60 2293 511, Fax: 60 2298 106

Know your medicine campaign

Ms Maheswary Ramasamy, Executive Director, Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations (FOMCA), No. 8, Jalan SS 1/22A, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Tel:/Fax: 60 3 776 2009

MAURITIUS

Consumer education in secondary schools

Mr Yousouf Jhugroo, Director, Institute for Consumer Protection (ICP), 2nd floor, Hansrod Bldg, Jummah Mosque Street, Port Louis, Tel: 230 242 0892/ 230 242 6262, Fax: 230 242 4436

MEXICO

Workshops to disseminate information on problem drugs and the importance of rational drug use

Ms Silvana Forti, Colectivo Interdisciplinario de Estudios de Salud A.C. (CIESAC) , Carlos Pellicer 123 - Prados del Mirador, C.P. 76070, Queretaro, Tel: 52 463 42 132051

Campaign: towards rational drug use

Dra Dolores Vicencio Aceuedo, HAI Mexico, Aptdo Postal 62-A Pátzcuaro, 61600 Michoacán, Tel: 52 434 2 3926

PERU

“Hello, IPSS takes care of your health” - a system of orientation, information and medical education

Dra. Edith Vizcarra Zuñiga, ALO! IPSS - CENAMYT, Av. Larco 670 Miraflores, Lima, Tel: 51 14 444 8 444, Fax: 51 14 444 8 668

Study intervention on morbidity and use of drugs

Mr Roberto Linares Lòpez, Accion para la Salud, Centro Latino Americano del Instituto de Higiene Tropical, Heidelberg University, Aptdo 126, Chimbote, Tel: 51 44 321484

Intervention to diminish the inappropriate use of drugs during infant diarrhoea

Ms Beth Yeager, Instituto de Investigacion Nutricional, Avda la Universidad, s/n Aptdo 18-0191, Lima 17, Tel: 51 14 369123

Education on rational drug use for health workers and the general public

Mr Josefa Castro, Director, Servicios de Medicinas Provida, General Garzon 2170 Jesus Maria, Lima, Tel: 51 14 635990, Fax: 51 14 633911

SIERRA LEONE

What the doctor says (why tin di dokta say)

Dr E.C. Gooding, The Ag. President, Sierra Leone Medical and Dential Association, P.O. Box 850, Freetown

SOUTH AFRICA

Patient education - “don’t take the right medicine the wrong way”, “when receiving medicines you have certain rights”

Mr C.M. Niekerk, S.A. Pharmacy Council, Box 40040 Arcadia 0007, Pretoria, Tel: 27 12 211 477, Fax: 27 12 211 492

SUDAN

IEC plan on public education on proper drug use in the River Nile State

Professor A.H. Ibrahim, Programme Coordinator, Sudan Essential Drugs Programme, c/o WHO Representative, P.O. Box 2234, Khartoum, Tel: 249 11 776282, Fax: 249 11 776471

THAILAND

Pharma movement for change and development - aim at policy level to change the regulation system of drugs in Thailand

Ms Niyada Kiatying-Angsulee, Drug Study Group, 11/156 Soi Kalina 2, Charansanctwong 13, Bangkok 10160, Tel: 66 2 410 2382/3, Fax: 66 2 410 6271

Generic names campaign including the “trade-name free hospitals movement”

Ms Saree Aongsomwang, The Co-ordinating Committee for Primary Health Care of Thai NGOs (CCPN), 211/2 Soi Thanakarn Akarnsongkro 3, Ngam Wongwan Road, Nonthaburi 11000, Tel: 662 952 50 62

UGANDA

Uganda Red Cross Society - Essential Drugs Programme - information, education and communication component

Ms Rose Kinuka, P.O. Box 494, Kampala, Tel: 256 41 258 701/2, Fax: 256 41 258 184

VIET NAM

Health financing for primary health care - to improve quality of care, rational drug use, at commune health stations in Hai Phong (covering 1.6 million people) and improving the public use of drugs

Dr John Chalker, Save the Children Fund UK, 218 Doi Can Street, Hanoi, Tel: 844 325 319, Fax: 844 325 073

Developed Countries

AUSTRALIA

Pharmacy self care program - integrates health information and awareness of health issues for public; training and education for pharmacist and pharmacy staff, to support the information

Ms Leone Coper, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, P.O. Box 21, Curtin ACT 2605, Tel: 61 6 281 1366, Fax: 61 6 285 2869

Pills and older persons project (POPPS), including: September health and pharmaceutical education strategy, “be wise with medicines” campaign (SHAPE)

Chairperson, Older person’s Action Centre Inc., Ross House, 2nd Floor, 247-251 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Tel: 61 3 650 4709

Streetwize comic on pharmaceutical health and the rational use of medicine

Ms Beth Phelan, Streetwize Comics Ltd., 2/111 Moore St, Leichhardt NSW 2040, Sydney, Tel: 61 2 560 3244, Fax: 61 2 560 3170

Raise community awareness about the risks associated with long term benzodiazipine use (sleeping pills)

Ms Gwenda Cannard, Director, TRANX (Tranquilliser Recovery and New Existence) Inc., 2 Rutland Road, Box Hill VIC 3128, Perth, Tel: 61 9 899 6079, Fax: 61 9 899 5657

Prescribing awareness program - this is a pharmaceutical feedback program

Dr Andrew Parkes, Commonwealth Department of Veterans’ Affairs, P.O. Box 21, Woden ACT 2606, Tel: 61 6 289 6159

Maximizing the role of community pharmacists in a regional asthma strategy

Mr Gerry McInerney / Mr Philip Morrissey, Illawarra Pharmacists’ Association, 68 Terolalong Street, Kiama NSW 2533, Tel: 61 42 321 046, Fax: 61 42 331 105/295 724

An attempt to influence hypnotic and sedative drug use

Ms Roberta Lauchlan, St Vincent’s Hospital, Victoria Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Tel: 61 2 361 20 92, Fax: 61 2 361 22 49

Production of leaflets about drugs used in the treatment of endometriosis

Ms Ros Wood, Endometriosis Association, 37 Andrew Crescent, South Croydon 3136, Tel: 61 3 870 0536, Fax: 61 3 870 3007

Too much of a good thing

Ms Sarah Fogg, Australian Pensioners’ & Superannuants’ Federation (AP&SF), Level 6, 8-24 Kippax Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Tel: 61 2 281 4566, Fax: 61 2 281 5951

Talking medicines community education kit

Ms Sarah Fogg, Australian Pensioners’ & Superannuants’ Federation (AP&SF), Level 6, 8-24 Kippax Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Tel: 61 2 281 4566, Fax: 61 2 281 5951

Med-smart: a multi-focused approach to quality use of medicines

Ms Barbara Susan Dicker, Churches of Christ Home Inc. of W.A., 22 Plantation Street, Mt. Lawley WA 6050, Tel: 61 9 271 7844, Fax: 61 9 271 6002

Medicine information project (MIP)

Ms Annee Lawrence, Project Officer, Combined Pensioners & Superannuants Association of NSW Inc. (CPSA), Level II, 35 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Tel: 61 2 262 6722, Fax: 61 2 262 6120

A randomised controlled trial of the “efficacy of the heartwise program in the non-drug and drug management of patients with hypercholesterolemia”

Dr Denise Ruth, Monash University, Dept. of Community Medicine, 867 Centre Road, East Sentleigh VIC 3165, Melbourne, Tel: 61 3 579 3188/ 61 3 342 8549, Fax: 61 3 342 8548

Be wise with medicines - activities in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs in support of the national medications awareness strategy

Ms Brenda Hill, Health Promotion and Multicultural, Eastern Sydney Area Health Service, c/o Royal South Sydney Hospital, Joynton Ave., Zetland, Sydney NSW 2017, Tel: 61 2 697 8146, Fax: 61 2 697 8143

Antipsychotic medications: a coordinated education programme

Mr Paul Morgan / Mrs Barbara Hocking, Schizophrenia Australia Foundation, 223 McKean Street, North Fitzroy VIC 3068, Tel: 61 3 9482 4387, Fax: 61 3 9482 4871

“A cup of tea, my pharmacist and me - can extended communication make the difference?”

Ms Jan Colgan, Orange Base Hospital, Pharmacy Department, P.O. Box 319, Orange NSW 2800, Tel: 61 6 363 5214

Shape campaign

Ms Sue Donalson, Pharmaceutical Benefits Branch, Commonwealth Department of Human Services and Health, G.P.O. Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601, Tel: 61 6 289 7602, Fax: 61 6 289 8846

The impact of changing the design and content of labels on OTC medicines

Ms Juliet Seifert, Proprietary Medicines Association of Australia Inc., Floor 11, 65 Berry Street, North Sydney NSW 2060, Tel: 61 2 922 5111, Fax: 61 2 959 3693

Pharmaceuticals project - this project is much broader than public education. Our aim is to assess the impact of changes in pharmaceuticals policy on consumers

Ms Carol McNiven, Consumers Health Forum of Australia, P.O. Box 52, Lyons ACT 2606, Canberra , Tel: 61 6 281 0811, Fax: 61 281 0959

Folate before pregnancy

Dr Carol Bower, Institute for Child Health Research, P.O. Box 855, West Perth 6872, Tel: 61 9 340 8694, Fax: 61 9 388 3414

Geoff Marsh (Australian cricketer) television campaign “Go on the attack against asthma. Prevent it, don’t just relieve it”

Ms Kristine Whorlow, Chief Executive Officer, National Asthma Campaign, 4/615 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne Vic 3004, Tel: 61 3 9254 3666, Fax: 61 3 9254 3640

Asthma action plan card

Ms Kristine Whorlow, Chief Executive Officer, National Asthma Campaign, 4/615 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne Vic 3004, Tel: 61 3 9254 3666, Fax: 61 3 9254 3640

Commonwealth games campaign 1994 “Your opportunity to win over asthma”

Ms Kristine Whorlow, Chief Executive Officer, National Asthma Campaign, 4/615 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne Vic 3004, Tel: 61 3 9254 3666, Fax: 61 3 9254 3640

BELGIUM

Far-well® / Medi-studt® (information box specially designed for students/school children)

Mr Kris Soenen, Projeckt Farmaka, J Vervaenestraat, 14, 9050 Gent, Tel: 32 9 230 0303, Fax: 32 9 231 7617

CANADA

DES awareness week - 16-22 April 1995, theme: “Are you DES-informed?”

Ms Dawn Kiddell, DES Action Canada, 5890 Monkland, # 203, Montreal, Quebec H4A 1G2, Tel: 1 514 482 3204, Fax: 1 514 482 1445

Wise use of medication: a health promotion approach to community programming for safe medication use with and for seniors

Ms Elsie Perch, South Riverdale Community Health Centre, 1091 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario M4M 1K7, Tel: 1 416 469 3917, Fax: 1 416 469 3442

Mr Finley’s pharmacy programme

Dean Jim Blackburn, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 0W0, Tel: 1 306 966 6328, Fax: 1 306 966 6377

DENMARK

“Den rette dosis - en bgg om medicin” (the correct dose - a book about medicine)

Mr Henrik Kous, The Danish Pharmaceutical Association, Bredgade 54, 1017 Copenhagen K, Tel: 33 76 7600, Fax: 33 76 7699

FRANCE

Fiches info-patients (patient information record cards)

Ms Annick Dulion, CESSPF, 4 avenue Ruysdaël, 75008 Paris, Tel: 33 1 40 53 74 00, Fax: 33 1 46 22 47 20

L’enfant, sa famille et les médicaments

Dr Fréderic Jèsu, Institut de l’enfance et de la famille (IDEF), 3, rue Cop Héron, 75001 Paris, Tel: 33 1 40 39 90 03, Fax: 33 1 40 26 59 53

Le bon usage du médicament: encourager une consommation rationnelle des médicaments dès le plus jeune âge, au travers d’une action d’information en milieu scolaire

Mme Françoise Buhl, Syndicat National de l’Industrie Pharmaceutique, 88, rue de la Faisanderie, 75782 Paris CEDEX 16, Tel: 33 45 03 88 90, Fax: 33 45 03 88 42

Elaboration d’un document pedagogique d’education pour la santé intitulé “médicaments et santé”

Ms Vera Ribault, Santé et communication, 153 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, Tel: 33 43 562 515

GERMANY

Buko pharma-Kampagne - street theatre group

Mr Baruin Raspe / Mr Jörg Schaaber, Buko Pharma-Kampagne, August-Bebel-str. 62, 33602 Bielefeld, Tel: 49 521 60550, Fax: 49 521 63789

Buko pharma-Kampagne - pharma-brief

Mr Baruin Raspe / Mr Jörg Schaaber, Buko Pharma-Kampagne, August-Bebel-str. 62, 33602 Bielefeld, Tel: 49 521 60550, Fax: 49 521 63789

Patient brochures - neutral information on minor diseases

Dr Hermunn Kortland, Bundesfachverband der ArzneimiHil-Hersteller, Uhierstr. 71-73, 53173 Bonn, Tel: 49 228 957 4532, Fax: 49 228 957 4590

JAPAN

Distribution of cartoon brochure for education of general public on proper use of drugs

Mr Hiroshi Kumagai, The Proprietary Association of Japan (PAJ), Kyodo Building, 3F, 13-4, Nihonbashi-Kodenma-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103, Tel: 81 3 3667 9481, Fax: 81 3 3667 9483

NETHERLANDS

Apotheher voor de klas - pharmacists in primary schools

Mr G. Voituron, Royal Dutch Association for the Advancement of Pharmacy, Alexanderstraat 11, 1514 JL Den Haag, Tel: 31 70 362 4111

Geneesmiddel infolijn - tele-info medicines

Mr G. Voituron, Royal Dutch Association for the Advancement of Pharmacy, Alexanderstraat 11, 2874 JL Den Haag, Tel: 31 70 362 4111

Farmacotherapie - consultation project educating health professionals about RUD

Mr Geert Kocken, Stichting O & O, Bosscheweg 57, Berkel-Enschot 5056 KA, Tel: 31 13 339 007

Pharmaceutical care in asthma and the elderly

Mr J.W.F. van Mil, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, WG Social Pharmacy and Pharmaco- Epidemiology, Ant Deusinglaan 2, Groningen, Tel: 31 50 633291, Fax: 31 50 633311

NEW ZEALAND

South Pacific consumer protection programme

Ms Mamamunao Winnie Iaban / Mr Peter Swain, SPCPP, P.O. Box 43-148, Winuiomata, Tel: 4 4 564 8317

SWEDEN

Mediating medicines - consumer drug information in the Vietnamese market place

Mr David Finer / Mr Göran Tomson, Unit of International Health Care Research, Department of International Health and Social Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, S-17177 Stockholm, Tel: 46 8 311590

The year of dementia 1994

Mr Stefan Gustafsson / Mr J. Lars G. Nilsson, Apoteksbolaget, S-105 14 Stockholm, Tel: 46 8 454 7000

Year of asthma in Swedish pharmacies in cooperation with health care centres and hospitals

Ms Britta Lisper / Ms Eva Olbo, Apoteksbolaget, S-105 14 Stockholm, Tel: 46 8 454 7000, Fax: 46 8 454 7257

Young people and medicines (sv. ungdom och läkemedel). An action programme to educate and guide young people about the proper use of medicines

Mr Hans Linden, Secretary General, Swedish Medicines Information and Communication Council, Läkemedelsinformationsraet (LIR), P.O. Box 1136, 111 81 Stockholm, Tel: 46 8 723 5000, Fax: 46 8 205 511

The skin year 93

Mr Lars G. Nilsson, Apoteksbolaget (The National Corporation of Pharmacies), 105 14 Stockholm, Tel: 46 8 454 7000, Fax: 46 8 545 7230

The diabetes year 1991

Ms Aina Höglund, Apoteksbologet AB, 10514 Stockholm, Tel: 46 8 454 7000, Fax: 46 8 454 7510

SWITZERLAND

Medi-minus, medi-minus forte

Ms Anna Sax, Berne Declaration, P.O. Box 177, 8031 Zurich, Tel: 41 1 271 6425, Fax: 41 1 272 6060

Written drug information for the public provided in a consumer journal

Mr M. Fritz, Swiss Drug Information Centre, Postfach 124, 4007 Basel, Tel: 41 61 692 51 40, Fax: 41 61 692 87 11

Telephone service for the public which provides independent information about all kinds of medicines

Mr M. Fritz, Swiss Drug Information Centre, Postfach 124, 4007 Basel, Tel: 41 61 692 51 40, Fax: 41 61 692 87 11

UNITED KINGDOM

Safety of medicines campaign

Mr Gopa Mitra, PAGB, Vernon House, Sicilian Avenue, London WC1A 2QH, Tel: 44 171 242 8331, Fax: 44 171 405 7719

You and your medicines

Mr Gopa Mitra, PAGB, Vernon House, Sicilian Avenue, London WC1A 2QH, Tel: 44 171 242 8331, Fax: 44 171 405 7719

An ongoing medicines education project involving leaflet design and distribution, and adult education day schools

Mr John Wright, Rational Health Group, 38 Newport View, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3BX

Ongoing medicines education project involving leaflet design and distribution and adult education day schools

Dr John Wright, Rational Health Group, 38 Newport View, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3BX

A book on prescription medicines for the general public

Mr Anthony Smith, Medical Editor, British Medical Journal, BMA House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JP, Tel: 441 71 387 4499, Fax: 441 71 383 6418

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Public service announcement (PSA) for television and radio about exposure in utero to the synthetic estrogen diethylstilbestrol (DES)

Ms Pat Cody, DES Action, 1615 Broadway, Suite 510, Oakland, CA 94612, Tel: 1 510 465 4011, Fax: 1 510 465 4815

Child dosing

Mr Frank Rathbun, US Nonprescription Drug Manufacuters Association, 1150 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036, Tel: 1 202 429 9260, Fax: 1 202 223 6835

Eight-page consumer education insert in Nov. 1994 Reader’s Digest, plus major reprint distribution

Mr Frank Rathbun, US Nonprescription Drug Manufacuters Association, 1150 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036, Tel: 1 202 429 9260, Fax: 1 202 223 6835

Iron poisoning

Mr Frank Rathbun, US Nonprescription Drug Manufacuters Association, 1150 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036, Tel: 1 202 429 9260, Fax: 1 202 223 6835

Worst pills best pills news

Mr Sidney M. Wolfe / Mr Syed Riznanuddin Ahamad, Public Citizen’s Health Research Group, 2000 P Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036, Tel: 1 202 833 3000, Fax: 1 202 463 8842

Michigan model for comprehensive school health education

Mr Don Sweeney, Michigan Department of Public Health, 3423 N.M.L. King, Lansing, Michigan 48909, Tel: 1 517 335 8390, Fax: 1 517 335 8395

Tex’s team (teaching elementary children about medicine) medical/drug compliance and safety program for 3rd grade

Ms Angela Solis, Longhorn Pharmaceutical Association (LPhA), University of Texas, College of Pharmacy, Austin, Texas 78712, Tel: 1 512 471 1737, Fax: 1 512 471 8783

“Katy’s kids” - a medication education program for children (kindergarten - 2nd grade)

Ms Jennifer Pertzborn, Iowa Pharmacist’s Association, 8515 Douglas Avenue, Suite 16, Des Moines, Iowa 50322, Tel: 1 515 270 0713, Fax: 1 515 270 2979