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Health Tip: Packing Your Prescriptions

-- If you're planning to hit the road this summer and you need to take your medications along, here are suggestions from AARP:

  • In case of an emergency, pack a complete list of all medications you take, including those sold over-the-counter.
  • If you're flying, pack medications in their original packages in a carry-on bag, instead of checking them.
  • Take more medication than you expect to need, in case travel plans change or you run into problems getting home.
  • Pack any medications that need to be refrigerated in insulated, cooled packaging.
  • If you're going to another country, make sure you comply with that nation's laws on bringing in medications.
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Posted: July 2007