"How To Get The Most Wellness Benefits At Your Pharmacy" - Sheila Dougherty
Doctors’ offices are no longer the only places Americans are seeking health care. Consumers are now able to get immunizations and treatments for minor wounds and common ailments, like strep throat, at their drugstore, and pharmacists are often-untapped resources. October is American Pharmacists month and William Stratis, MD, director of pharmacy services at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai shares some medication safety tips. “You have to keep your medications in an area that’s secure from children and pets. Many of our houses have medication cabinets in our bathrooms and it’s probably one of the worst areas to keep medications because any degree of dampness and humidity can affect the potency of an open bottle of medication,” said Dr. Stratis. He added that having excessive medications around only increases the possibility of adverse or drug-drug interactions.
- William Stratis, MD, Director, Pharmacy Services, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai