Heath and Aging

Safe Use of Medicines

Learn more about medicine safety

The Food and Drug Administration has information for older people about medicines, safety, and ways to lower medicine costs on its website at www.fda.gov.

Some booklets can be ordered by calling the FDA toll-free at 1-888-463-6332, or writing to:

Food and Drug Administration
Consumer Health Information
Room 5377, Building 32
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20993

For the free booklet, Talking With Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People, call the National Institute on Aging Information Center toll-free at 1-800-222-2225 or go to www.nia.nih.gov/health and click on Publications, The toll-free TTY line for people who are deaf is 1-800-222-4225.

Publication Date: July 2013
Page Last Updated: July 2, 2015