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The National Council on Aging and CVS/pharmacy Educate Tampa Seniors on Medication Management and How to Save Money on Prescription Drugs
Date:7/10/2009

    Pack Your Bag(TM) Events Bring Educational Outreach to Senior Centers
    Throughout Florida This Summer

TAMPA, Fla., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight out of ten older Americans have at least one chronic health problem, such as high blood pressure or diabetes. According to CVS/pharmacy, fifty percent of Medicare Part D participants take an average of eight or more prescriptions regularly. With increased use of medications, both prescription and over-the-counter treatments, comes increased risk of adverse drug interactions and increased costs.

To address this important issue, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and CVS/pharmacy are bringing the Pack Your Bag(TM) medication consultation program to Tampa. The program encourages seniors to pack a bag with their medications, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and dietary supplements for a comprehensive review in one-on-one consultations with a local CVS pharmacist. The program also includes a presentation by the pharmacist on improving health through medication compliance and advice on how to save money on medications.

A Pack Your Bag program is being held today at the Town 'N Country Senior Center in Tampa and will offer one-on-one medication consultations with CVS pharmacists. This event is just one of the many Pack Your Bag events that will be taking place throughout Florida this summer.

"The Town 'N Country Senior Center is excited to be participating in the Pack Your Bag program this summer," said Lori C. Radice, Manager of the Town 'N Country Senior Center. "Medication management is an important aspect of healthy aging. The Pack Your Bag program allows us to provide an important educational service to the seniors in our community."

In over 5,000 Pack Your Bag consultations since the program's inception last year, CVS pharmacists have found:

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