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Date:5/7/2012

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  • Module # 1 -- Acetaminophen Safe Use for Teen Influencers provides teen influencers -- parents, grandparents, teachers, coaches, community and school-based healthcare providers and others with basic tools and information about using acetaminophen safely. The module can be used as a stand-alone program or can be combined with a second, comprehensive NCPIE program, Maximizing Your Role as a Teen Influencer: What You can Do to Help Prevent Teen Prescription Drug Abuse.  Specifics include teaching teens to:
    • Always read the label to learn about the active ingredients in a medicine before taking it.
    • Ask a parent or guardian to examine the medicines in the medicine cabinet at home and to use a color marker to highlight acetaminophen as the active ingredient to make it easily identifiable if it is not already highlighted on medicine packaging.
    • Never take more than one medicine at a time that contains acetaminophen. 
    • Never take more than the recommended dose of acetaminophen or take it for longer than directed on the label, unless directed by a healthcare professional to do so.
  • Module # 2 -- Acetaminophen Safe Use College Resource Guide can be used as a stand-alone or in conjunction with NCPIE's existing Taking Action to Prevent & Address Prescription Drug Abuse: A Resource Kit for America's College Campuses. Downloadable handouts in the resource guide are designed to equip campus leaders – residence assistants, peer health educators, campus leaders in student government, Greek life or campus clubs, and captains or coaches of athletic teams among
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