Navigation Links
CVS/pharmacy Encourages Consumers to Consult With Pharmacists
Date:6/20/2011

WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly half of Americans take at least one prescription drug per month(1), according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, yet many do not take advantage of the one healthcare professional who can be the most helpful when it comes to their medications: their pharmacist.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/NE50800LOGO)

CVS/pharmacy is reminding consumers about the importance of pharmacist consultations and the critical role pharmacists play in managing ongoing medications for chronic illnesses, especially when starting a new medication. In its most recent initiative, CARE 1on1™, CVS/pharmacy offers patients dedicated one-on-one time with a pharmacist to discuss savings, safety and side effects when their prescription is transferred or filled for the first time.

Up to 50 percent of chronically ill people stop taking their medication within the first year. Pharmacists understand many of the contributing factors, which range from cost and side effects to the inherent challenges of taking multiple medications, and can help address them.  In fact, CVS Caremark research shows a pharmacist in a face-to-face setting is the most effective healthcare professional at encouraging patients to take medications as prescribed."Patients with chronic health issues like asthma, or chronic diseases like diabetes, often take more than one medication – each with its own set of directions and possible side effects," says Papatya Tankut, R.Ph., Vice President of Pharmacy Professional Services at CVS Caremark.  "Our pharmacists are here to help patients get the most out of their medications once they leave the doctor's office. Taking the time to speak to a pharmacist about your prescriptions can make a difference in the overall improvement of your health, particularly for those who are starting a new prescription."

When patients spend dedicated time with a CVS pharmacist through CARE 1on1™, they will receive a personal review of their new ongoing medication filled at CVS/pharmacy and discuss ways to manage side effects, save money and stick to a medication routine.  

CVS/pharmacy offers the following tips for new prescriptions:

  1. Plan your medication schedule: If you are taking more than one medication, ask the pharmacist which ones can be taken together or need to be taken separately.
  2. Make medications part of your daily routine: Take your medications at the same time you do something else every day.
  3. Use organization tools: Remind yourself to take your medicine by posting a sticky note, setting a watch or timer, using a pill organizer or creating a check-off chart. Your CVS pharmacist can recommend the right tool for you.
  4. Speak with your pharmacist about side effects or a missed dose: Although many medications are well tolerated, you may experience mild side effects when your body adjusts to a new medication. Do not stop taking your medication until you speak with your pharmacist. Call or visit your CVS pharmacist if you miss a dose and are unsure of what to do.

CVS pharmacists are always available for consultations on request, and CVS/pharmacy encourages patients to ask questions.  For more information on CARE 1on1™, visit www.cvs.com or ask a local pharmacist at one of more than 7,200 CVS/pharmacy retail pharmacy locations.

About CVS/pharmacyCVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), is America's leading retail pharmacy with more than 7,200 CVS/pharmacy and Longs Drug stores. CVS/pharmacy is committed to improving the lives of those we serve by making innovative and high-quality health and pharmacy services safe, affordable and easy to access, both in its stores and online at CVS.com. General information about CVS/pharmacy and CVS Caremark is available at info.cvscaremark.com.

(1) Gu Q, Dillon CF, Burt VL. Prescription drug use continues to increase: U.S. prescription drug data for 2007-2008. NCHS data brief, no 42. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2010.Media Contacts: Mike DeAngelis

Rachel WaltCVS/pharmacy

Weber Shandwick401-770-2645

617-520-7254mjdeangelis@cvs.com

rwalt@webershandwick.com
'/>"/>

SOURCE CVS/pharmacy
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. CVS/pharmacy Offers Flu Vaccinations in Over 4,000 Stores
2. CVS/pharmacys Transportation Operations Receives Two National Safety Awards
3. Glamour Magazine Woman of the Year and MISSION Skincare Co-Founder, Serena Williams, Teams Up with CVS/pharmacy to Launch National Active Lifestyle Skincare Destinations
4. CVS/pharmacy to Provide H1N1 Vaccinations in Massachusetts, Virginia and Orange County, California
5. CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic to Provide H1N1 Vaccinations Coast to Coast
6. CVS/pharmacy to Provide H1N1 Vaccinations in Rhode Island by End of Week
7. CVS/pharmacy and the New York State Fraternal Order of Police Help Families in Port Jervis Have a Merry and Memorable Holiday Season
8. CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic Providing H1N1 Vaccines in 20 States and Washington, D.C.
9. CVS/pharmacy Enters Omaha Market
10. CVS/pharmacy and Boundless Playgrounds Join the Pepsi Refresh Challenge to Support Children of All Abilities
11. ALS Research Gets a $4.1 Million Boost from CVS/pharmacy Fundraising Campaign
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2016)... DUBLIN , June 23, 2016 ... "Dialysis Devices Global Market - Forecast to 2022" report ... is the treatment method for the patients with kidney failure, ... and excess fluid from the patient,s blood and thus the ... sodium, potassium and chloride in balance. Increasing ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 ... "Pharmaceutical Excipients Market by Type (Organic Chemical (Sugar, ... Formulation (Oral, Topical, Coating, Parenteral) - Global Forecast to ... The global pharmaceutical excipients market ... at a CAGR of 6.1% in the forecast period ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: ... its Elecsys BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay as a dedicated ... shock. With this clearance, Roche is the first IVD ... solution for sepsis risk assessment and management. ... and PCT levels in blood can aid clinicians in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/26/2016)... Orion, Clarkston, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 26, ... ... with respect to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women ... intercourse but they also require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency ... named Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. ... Director of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent article published ... unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable ... less common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that 20 ... by their peers for this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent of ... honors as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami Shareholders ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... today at the Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Medicine conference in Ponte Vedra ... authored journal articles published in Emergency Medicine Practice and Pediatric Emergency ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):