Are you at-risk if you hand out over-the-counter drugs to employees?

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Question: “Is it OK to keep medicine on-hand to give employees as needed (e.g.,Advil, Tylenol, Excedrin, Motrin)? I keep these meds on my desk (as do a lot of other assistants at my company) and give them to anyone who needs them. It’s faster than employees walking to our on-site health center to request something for a headache. My husband’s company has stopped keeping meds like this in its first-aid kits because of liability reasons (in case someone takes something they are allergic to). If we (assistants) continue to keep meds on-hand, do we need a sign-out sheet before giving these meds to employees?” — Lisa


Our Company has discontinued carrying this type of medication for liability reasons . . . however, people in my office keep a small supply of these medications in their desks for personal use. I believe that people who require medications should provi...(register to read more)

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Brian April 19, 2011 at 9:36 am

Are the OTC medications under discussion understood to be orally taken or are topical medications also considered?


mike May 25, 2010 at 8:55 pm

send this to megan


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