Operation OTC Medication Safety

Logo for Operation OTC Medication Safety

“Medicines are the leading cause of child poisoning.” – Safe Kids Worldwide

Operation Over-the-Counter Medicine Safety is a community effort. We aim to educate 5th through 8th-grade students and their families about the safe use and storage of over-the-counter medicines. The engaging sessions cover topics such as reading medicine directions, following OTC label instructions, proper medicine measurement, safe storage and disposal, and consulting a parent or guardian before taking medications. We customize our resources to meet the specific needs of our community, sparking conversations about OTC medicine safety and emphasizing potential dangers.

OTC Medicine Safety Resources

OTC Medication Safety Chairs:

Gainesville Campus

  • Hannah Neves
  • Sara Sutton