Appendix A
Acronyms

AAP American Academy of Pediatrics

AARP a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people 50 and older aimed at promoting well-being

ADE adverse drug event

AHIP America’s Health Insurance Plans

AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

APAP acetaminophen

ARRA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

ASHP American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

BID medication label direction to use twice a day

CADES Cooperative Adverse Drug Event Surveillance Project

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDER Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, a center of the Food and Drug Administration

CEO chief executive officer

CHPA Consumer Healthcare Products Association

CMI consumer medicine information

CMS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

ED emergency department

EHR electronic health record

EMR electronic medical record



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Appendix A Acronyms AAP American Academy of Pediatrics AARP a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people 50 and older aimed at promoting well-being ADE adverse drug event AHIP America’s Health Insurance Plans AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality APAP acetaminophen ARRA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ASHP American Society of Health-System Pharmacists BID medication label direction to use twice a day CADES Cooperative Adverse Drug Event Surveillance Project CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDER Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, a center of the Food and Drug Administration CEO chief executive officer CHPA Consumer Healthcare Products Association CMI consumer medicine information CMS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ED emergency department EHR electronic health record EMR electronic medical record 

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 THe SAFe USe InITIATIVe AnD HeALTH LITeRACY ER emergency room FDA Food and Drug Administration GAO General Accounting Office GI gastrointestinal IOM Institute of Medicine NCL National Consumers League NCPA National Community Pharmacists Association NCPIE National Council on Patient Information and Education NEISS National Electronic Injury Surveillance System NIDA National Institute on Drug Abuse NLM National Library of Medicine OTC over-the-counter PIL patient information leaflet PM post meridiem or after noon PPI patient package insert PRN medication label direction to use as needed PROTECT Preventing Overdoses & Treatment Errors in Children Taskforce QID medication label direction to use four times a day REMS Risk evaluation and mitigation strategies SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration SIG prescription medication label prescribing directions USP U.S. Pharmacopeia USP-NF U.S. Pharmacopeia-National Formulary