Pharmacy Brown Bag Event at UTHCT offers free consultations on prescription and over-the-counter drugs and supplements

Thursday, March 2, 2006

Do you or a family member take numerous medications on a daily basis? Do you ever wonder if the drugs interact with each other in negative ways?

Pharmacists at The University of Texas at Tyler can provide you with answers at the free Pharmacy Brown Bag Event to be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, at the Riter Center for Advanced Medicine on the UTHSCT campus, 11937 U.S. Highway 271.

Individuals may bring all the medications they or a family member take in a brown bag or other container, said Amy Collins, Pharm.D. This may include over-the-counter drugs and herbal supplements as well as prescription medications, the pharmacist said. Pharmacists will provide one-on-one professional evaluations of all the medications and supplements an individual is taking.

In addition to the consultations, informational brochures will be available on how to make a house safe for children or grandchildren, how to track all your medications, and how individuals can choose the best over-the-counter drugs, Collins said.

This event is being held to promote National Patient Safety Awareness Week – Sunday, March 5, through Saturday, March 11 – and the services that pharmacists and pharmacies provide.

NOTICE: Protected health information is subject to electronic disclosure.