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Home About Us OTC Medication Behaviors of Older Adults
OTC Medication Behaviors of Older Adults
OTC Medication
Sleep Health
OTC Medication Behaviors of Older Adults

OTC Medication Behaviors of Older Adults is a multi-stakeholder industry-supported collaboration focused on safe and effective use of over-the-counter (OTC) medications. GSA convened stakeholders from industry, academia, research, and practice to evaluate current research on the OTC medication behaviors of older adults and identify gaps in the evidence base. Proceedings of the summit delve into specific influential areas including OTC medication literacy, the perceptual and cognitive basis of OTC medication decision making, technologies to support optimal OTC behavior, and the interface of clinical and family care regarding OTC medication behaviors.

Workgroup

Steven M. Albert, PhD (chair)
Graduate School of Public Health
University of Pittsburgh

Laura Bix, PhD
School of Packaging
Michigan State University

Mary M. Bridgeman, PharmD, BCPS, CGP
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Laura L. Carstensen, PhD
Margaret Dyer-Chamberlain, BA, MALD

Stanford Center on Longevity
Stanford University

Patricia J. Neafsey, PhD
Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention
University of Connecticut

Michael S. Wolf, PhD MPH
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
OTC Sleep Aids and Sleep Health in Older Adults

OTC Sleep Aids and Sleep Health in Older Adults is an extension of the groundbreaking work on OTC Medication Behaviors of Older Adults. GSA initiated this industry-supported collaboration of stakeholders from the public and private sectors; trade, professional, and advocacy organizations; and academia to raise understanding of issues and risks related to OTC sleep aid use in older adults, and frame future efforts to address barriers affecting health care professionals, older adults, and caregivers. Thought leaders with varied interests, experience, and expertise in OTC sleep aids and sleep health in older adults assembled to evaluate current research regarding OTC sleep aid use and sleep health in older adults and provide a framework for improving awareness, advocacy, education, safety, and appropriate use of OTC sleep aid products.

WorkGROUP

Steven M. Albert, PhD (chair)
Graduate School of Public Health
University of Pittsburgh

Morris Lewis, MBA (ex officio)
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare

Thomas Roth, PhD
Sleep Disorders and Research Center
Henry Ford Health System

Michael Toscani, PharmD
Rutgers Institute for Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowships
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Clinical Solutionz
KOL, LLC

Michael V. Vitiello, PhD
Center for Research on Management of Sleep Disturbances
Northwest Geriatric Education Center
University of Washington

Phyllis Zee, MD, PhD
Sleep Disorders Center
Northwestern University
Resources

This program is developed by GSA and supported by the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) and Pfizer.