The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is deeply concerned about the racial and ethnic disparities that have created a severe health crisis affecting African Americans and other people of color. The primary mission of the health committee is improving the overall health of African Americans and other people of color, eliminating health care disparities and improving the access to quality health care. The health committee has the responsibility of calling attention to health problems, risk factors and potential treatments for health issues that affect African Americans and people of color.
Every year thousands of children are hospitalized—and some die—after taking medicine not meant for them. Teens share stolen prescription drugs at "pharm parties" and toddlers are tempted by colorful pills that look like candy. In this Consumer Update video, FDA pharmacist Connie Jung explains how you can prevent harm by locking your medicine up.