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Daniel Budnitz, MD, MPH

Emergency Visits for Adverse Drug Events (2:21)

This video provides updated information on how many Americans end up in emergency departments each year because of unintended harm from medicines that they take. It also identifies the leading causes of emergency department visits due to these adverse drug events. (CDC Expert Commentary, Medscape, 2016)

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Coffee with America: Protect Kids from the Dangers in our Medicine Cabinets (5:05)external icon

This video interview educates parents and other caregivers about the “Up and Away” campaign’s efforts to protect young children from medication overdoses. (Coffee with America, 2016)

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CDC Expert Commentary: Hypoglycemia in Insulin-Treated Patients (3:26)external icon

This video commentary discusses low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and medication errors among patients with diabetes who are treated with insulin. (CDC Expert Commentary, Medscape, 2014)

Commentary: Antivirals, Not Antibiotics

CDC Medscape Commentary: Antivirals, Not Antibiotics, for Influenza (5:16)external icon

This video commentary highlights the importance of appropriate prescribing of antibiotics—and explains why antivirals should be used instead of antibiotics for treating the flu. (CDC Expert Commentary, Medscape, 2014)

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CDC Expert Commentary: Prescribing Sedatives and Anxiolytics: Take Care! (2:43)external icon

This video commentary describes the number of adult emergency department visits in the U.S. caused by adverse events from sedatives and anxiolytics. (CDC Expert Commentary, Medscape, 2014)

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CDC Expert Commentary: Antipsychotics: Adverse Events That Send Patients to the ED (2:57)external icon

This video commentary describes the number of adult emergency department visits in the U.S. caused by adverse events from antipsychotics. (CDC Expert Commentary, Medscape, 2014)

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Flow Restrictors May Help Prevent Medication Poisonings in Young Children (2:23)external icon

This video commentary describes the results of a CDC and Georgia Poison Center study that evaluated how effective flow restrictors can be for preventing young children from getting into liquid medicines when adults are not looking. (CDC, 2013)

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CDC Expert Commentary: Medication Use in Pregnancy (4:50)external icon

This video commentary is focused on medication use during pregnancy. (CDC Expert Commentary, Medscape, 2011)

Daniel Budnitz, MD, MPH

CDC Expert Commentary: What to Tell Your Patients About Medication Safety (5:03)external icon

This video commentary provides tips for healthcare providers to share with parents about using medicines safely. (CDC Expert Commentary, Medscape, 2010)

How to Store Medicines Safely Up and Away

How to Store Medicines Safely Up and Away (0:30)

This video from the “Up and Away and Out of Sight” campaign provides simple tips to protect young children from medication overdoses by storing and using medicines safely. (Know Your OTCs, 2016)

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The Prescription Opioid Pain Medication Overdose Epidemic (4:22)

Overdose related to prescription opioids has become an epidemic. This podcast discusses the risks of this type of drug sometimes used to treat pain, and how to protect yourself. (Podcasts at CDC, 2016)

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Antibiotics: Pharmacists Can Make the Difference (2:18)

In this podcast, a pharmacist counsels a father about appropriate antibiotic use and symptomatic relief options for his son’s cold. (Podcasts at CDC, 2015)

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Vital Signs-Preventing Prescription Drug Overdose (1:15)

This podcast is based on the July 2014 CDC Vital Signs report. Every day, 46 people in the U.S. die from an overdose of prescription opioid painkillers. Learn what can be done to make prescribing safer and help prevent overdoses. (Podcasts at CDC, 2014)

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Signos Vitales de los CDC Prevención de las sobredosis de medicamentos recetados (1:37)

Este podcast se basa en la edición de julio del informe Signos Vitales de los CDC. Todos los días, 46 personas mueren en los EE. UU. de una sobredosis de analgésicos opioides recetados. Infórmese sobre lo que se puede hacer para que la prescripción de analgésicos sea segura y para ayudar a prevenir las sobredosis.

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Keep A Lid On It (4:40)

This podcast discusses the dangers of drug poisonings, one of the leading reasons for emergency department visits for injuries to children under five years of age. (Podcasts at CDC, 2012)

Keep A Lid On It: A Minute of Health with CDC (0:59)

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Good Medicine Can Be Bad for Baby (5:21)

In this podcast Dr. Cheryl Broussard discusses the potential link between birth defects and women taking medications during pregnancy. (Podcasts at CDC, 2011)

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Protect the Ones You Love from Poisoning (2:34)

This podcast, developed as part of the Protect the Ones You Love initiative, discusses steps parents can take to help protect their children from poisoning, one of the leading causes of child injury. (Podcasts at CDC, 2008).

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