Each year, more than 770,000 Americans are injured because of medication errors. It has also been estimated that medication errors account for at least 7,000 deaths annually. Without a doubt, taking medications is serious business for you and your family. Keep the following in mind:
* Know your medications inside and out.
* Keep medications in their original containers.
* Read the label on the container and comply with the medication directions.
* Turn on the light - never take medication in the dark.