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Treatment Decisions & Safety

It's important to trust your doctor, but remember that you play a key role in ensuring your safety and the effectiveness of your care. Learn more about making treatment decisions.

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Goals of Medical Treatment and How to Use Them
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Protection From Quacks and Health Care Fraud
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Why It's Important to Dispose of Drugs Safely
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A Closer Look at a Tylenol Overdose
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How to Identify Unknown Drugs and Pills
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Drug and Medication Side Effects
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Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Your Medications
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How to Properly Dispose of Your Drugs
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Adverse Drug Events and Medications With Black Box Warnings
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Understanding Prescription Abbreviations
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A Closer Look at How Drugs Work in Your Body
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Reducing Your Risk of Adverse Medication Interactions
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Exceptions to Your Right to Refuse Medical Treatment
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Prescription Assistance Programs (PAPs)
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How to Take Your Meds: Medication Administration Routes
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How to Read Over the Counter Drug Labels
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Why Decision Support Is Vital to Healthcare
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Maintaining Objectivity in Medical Decision-Making
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Overview of Abbreviations on Prescriptions
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Drug Compounding: Definition, Examples, Benefits, and Risks
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