College of Pharmacy Brings Experts to Fountain Square
In honor of National Pharmacy Week, the University of Cincinnati Medical Centerís College of Pharmacy is sponsoring a free public information program on October 21 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati.
The public can bring all their medications to Fountain Square for a
free pharmaceutical assessment. Licensed pharmacists, college faculty
members, and students will review the medications to ensure that
individuals understand the proper uses of their medications and to
determine if any potential interaction problems exist. Educational
information will also be available along with sessions on hypertension,
smoking cessation, asthma, and diabetes management. These sessions will
include tips on how these health concerns can be treated.
"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
National Pharmacy Week is October 18-24. This yearís theme is
"Communicate to Stay Healthy-Talk with 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 medications properly.