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:2/5/2016)... , Feb. 5, 2016  Patients in Alabama ... focused ultrasound (HIFU) therapy no longer have to travel out ... its partnership with Urology Centers of Alabama to ... FDA-cleared procedure for qualifying patients. Alabama ... in the treatment of prostate cancer using many different modalities. ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... 5, 2016 Aethlon Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: AEMD ... CEO, will be presenting at Source Capital Group,s 2016 Disruptive ... at 2:15 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 10, ... discussion taking place at 3:15 p.m. ET. http://www.aethlonmedical.com ... hour after the conclusion of the live event. The panel ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... 5, 2016 Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. ... "Company"), which develops, markets and sells medical devices ... China and international markets, today announced ... to concentrate the Company,s resources to develop its ... and to focus more on its major businesses. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:2/7/2016)... ... February 07, 2016 , ... HealthSmart Holdings, ... and organizations with the tools and information to lower the costs, and increase ... the cost of providing employee healthcare benefits by as much as 22%:, + ...
(Date:2/7/2016)... Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) , ... February 07, 2016 ... ... & Neck and Facial Plastics, has added Kybella® to his medical and surgical ... is a newly approved FDA injectable medication used as a non-surgical alternative for ...
(Date:2/6/2016)... , ... February 06, 2016 ... ... 303-368-6225 , MEDIA ADVISORY: 5000 PERIOPERATIVE NURSES EXPECTED AT AORN SURGICAL CONFERENCE ... perioperative nurses in the world with an estimated 5000 perioperative nurses in ...
(Date:2/6/2016)... ... February 06, 2016 , ... US Sports Camps is ... (YUCC) . This event brings together top non-profit leaders, ultimate organizations, and coaches from ... Ultimate”. Valerio Iani, Bay Area Disc Program Director of Youth and Education, describes this ...
(Date:2/6/2016)... Viejo, CA (PRWEB) , ... February 06, 2016 , ... ... quickly and easily add warm color grades to their footage. A LUT is a ... every pixel's color to the corresponding color indicated by the table. By manipulating each ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):