Recognized as one of the most trusted of the health professions, pharmacists have always played a key role in the healthcare continuum. As young pharmacists in training, we are at the forefront of a profession that has taken on greater responsibility in providing patient care and management while helping to reduce healthcare costs.
Did you know that pharmacists are not just responsible for dispensing medication but now provide important services such as:
With the ongoing debate in the United States regarding healthcare costs, pharmacists are on the front lines to:
The fall months mark the start of Cold and Flu Season! That means more doctor visits and more so the increase in purchasing over the counter medications to combat the cold and flu.
We can provide patients with information about drug-food interactions, drug-drug interactions, or drug-supplement interactions
We help patients select products that address the patient’s individual needs and help them sort through the many products that are available
PHARMACISTS ARE MOST ACCESSIBLE WHEN IT COMES TO MEDICATION RELATED NEEDS!
-Alyssa Lesko, 2014 PharmD Candidate and APhA-ASP Chapter President-Elect 2011-2012