Safest Drug

Gaithersburg, MD   |  www.safestdrug.org

Mission

Safest Drug's mission is to prevent and alleviate medication-related illness, disability and death in the United States.

Ruling year info

2019

Principal Officer

Mika Pollack

Main address

325 Ellington Blvd #308

Gaithersburg, MD 20878 USA

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EIN

83-3185362

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

Public Health Program (E70)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Education-Focused Community Engagement

Education and community action initiatives to create safer medication experiences for the general public, lowering the risks or occurrences of medication injuries and deaths (medication harm).

Population(s) Served
Adults

Researching and advocating for policy impacts at the State and/or Federal level which help to strengthen how medications are researched, inform patients and consumers about safe medication use practices and risks, and provide access to medication resources that promote safer prescribing or improved medication-related health outcomes.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Leading, participating and conducting research. Contributing to generalizable knowledge which could be applied to advance the implementation of effective interventions.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Safest Drug

Board of directors
as of 1/29/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dr. Charles Burger


Board co-chair

David Stephens

Edward Williams

Dr. Lori Hoepner

Mika Pollack

Dr. Alex Evans

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/29/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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