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AARP & Walgreens Team Up to Help Seniors Get the Right Rx
Date:10/31/2007

'Your Medicines and You' Event Provides Free Pharmacist Reviews of Rx - Serves to Help Manage Medications, Prevent Fatal Mistakes

CHICAGO, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by AARP Illinois:

What: Medication errors are one of the leading causes of death for individuals over the age of 65. That's why AARP and Walgreens are teaming up this Thursday to help people better manage their medications and prevent dangerous errors. At the "Your Medicines and You" free medication review event, consumers are encouraged to bring their prescriptions and their questions to get the facts from pharmacists and help prevent life-threatening medication errors.

Who: AARP

Walgreen's Pharmacists

When: Thursday, November 1st

10:00am - 2:00pm

Where: Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Center for Education, Ringel Rooms 2 & 3

836 W. Wellington

Chicago, IL 60657

Why: Nearly 10% of all hospital admissions are the result of drug mismanagement; it's also one of the leading causes of death for older Americans. One in five people over the age of 65 are prescribed inappropriate drugs, educational events - like AARP's "Your Medicines and You" - serve to help educate individuals about proper medication use and management to help prevent costly, even fatal, errors.


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