AHFS Consumer Medication Information

AHFS Consumer Medication Information

AHFS is published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists—long recognized as an authority on educating patients about drug use and safety, and a founding member of the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE). AHFS has been a Top Ten Award Winner in the Department of Health and Human Services National Consumer Education Materials Contest.

Key Features of AHFS

  • Drug information monographs written in language for consumers

  • Available in a Spanish version translated by experienced human health and medical translators (not by computer programs)

  • Updated monthly

  • Conforms to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Keystone Guidelines for the provision of “useful” prescription medicine information to consumers and the FDA's Guidance for Useful Written Consumer Medication Information

  • Includes “How To” monographs for administering different types of medications such as eye drops and inhalers

  • Identifies medications that have the potential for adverse events when used by elderly patients as recommended by a panel of nationally recognized experts (Beers Criteria). These criteria identify medications that should generally be avoided or that should be used with caution in older adults (65 years of age or older)

At A Glance

AHFS Consumer Medication Information is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information
Ages: 
Adult Senior
Languages: 
English Spanish