Cincinnati—In honor of National Pharmacy Week, the University of
Cincinnati Medical Center's College of Pharmacy is sponsoring a free
public information program on Wednesday, October 27 from 10:00
a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Westin Hotel atrium terrace area in downtown
Cincinnati. The purpose of this program is to promote the practice of
pharmacy and give information about the different services available at
pharmacies around the area. Information will be available on high blood
pressure, epilepsy, diabetes, first aid at home, pediatric dosing, and
poison prevention. Licensed pharmacists, college faculty members, and
students can answer questions to ensure that individuals understand the
proper uses of their medications.
"By understanding the proper
uses of medication, people can improve their health," says Barbara
Harmon, BS, field services assistant professor of pharmacy practice at
the College of Pharmacy. "We hope this event will encourage better
communication between pharmacists and the public."
National Pharmacy Week is October 24-30. The theme this year is "Educate Before You Medicate—Talk to Your Pharmacist."
According to the American Pharmaceutical Association, thousands of
people every year end up in the hospital, fail to improve their health,
or spend more money than needed because they do not take their