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Pharmacists and Your Safety

You probably don’t think about the pharmacy as part of your healthcare team, but your local pharmacist(s) can be critical part of how you manage and protect your health.

Pharmacists are trained to understand the chemical qualities of prescription medications, how they interact with each other and how they will affect you. A pharmacist can identify a potential bad interaction between medication(s) you are currently taking, and one you are newly prescribed.

Ask your pharmacist questions about your medication(s), particularly new ones, along with questions about side effects and risks. Here are some examples: