Medicines are a valuable health resource. When you see a Doctor there is a good chance you will be given prescription medication and also purchase over the counter herbal medicine. Patients should be aware of the role of the Doctor and the Pharmacist and should be familiar with some basic information on the the proper use and safe storage of prescription and non-prescription drugs. In this 15 min film, Dr. Annelid Wakegijig, guides the viewer through a discussion of what it means to take prescription drugs: why it is important to follow directions, what to do if you have an unwanted reaction and much more. It will assist people to get the most out of medications safely and effectively. Although this film is designed for use in Aboriginal Communities, the health and safety messages are suitable for any audience.
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