Nurses are in a unique position to both prevent counterfeit medication use and diagnose the telltale signs of counterfeit drugs in their patients.

With risks to patients coming from direct-retail channels, such as fake online pharmacies, and also from medical clinic suppliers, all medical professionals need to be on their guard to insure their patients receive only certifiably authentic U.S. FDA approved medication.

Promote safety within your practice by distributing the PSM LEADER's Guide to nurses.

Download the SAFEMEDICINES LEADER's Guide for Nurses.

Be sure to share with your patients the ways they can protect themselves from counterfeits, and ways to find affordable prescription medications and to save money safey when buying medication online by providing them our consumer handouts:

Learn more about staying safe as a patient from our 26 patient safety tipsDownload these patient tips and share them with your friends and colleagues.