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Americans Invited to Discuss Medications for Pain and Pain Symptoms with Nation's Pharmacists
Date:9/29/2011

Drug Use and Health, an estimated 5.3 million persons age 12 or older report using pain relievers non-medically in the past year and 70 percent report they got the drug from a friend or relative.
  • Your pharmacist is specially trained in communication and patient education. Your pharmacist is able to discuss your pain medication concerns with you, including fears of side effects, dependence, tolerance, addiction and withdrawal.
  • Some prescription pain medications carry a high risk for addiction and abuse. It is important to talk with your pharmacist, physician and other healthcare providers about your prior use of medications, illicit drugs or alcohol. Even having a family history of addiction/drug abuse can be vitally important when assessing your level of risk.

  • Pharmacists work with physicians and other health care providers to optimize care, improve medication use and prevent disease. To achieve the best outcomes for their condition, patients should maintain regular visits with all of their health care providers. APhA encourages patients to fill all prescriptions with one pharmacy, get to know their pharmacist on a first name basis, complete an annual medication check-up with their pharmacist, carry an up-to-date medication and vaccination list and share important medical information with each of their health care providers.

    About the American Pharmacists Association
    The American Pharmacists Association, founded in 1852 as the American Pharmaceutical Association, is a 501 (c)(6) organization, representing more than 62,000 practicing pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and others interested in advancing the profession. APhA, dedicated to helping all pharmacists improve medication use and advance patient care, is the first-established and largest association of pharmacists in the United States.


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