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National "Check your Meds" Day

Tuesday, October 15, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Roy Muyinza
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By Melissa Parmer, RN, CCM, MBA

Now in its third year, October 21 is National Check Your Meds Day. This joint effort between the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) and Consumer Reports began in 2017. Patients are encouraged to bring both prescription drugs and supplements to their local pharmacy for a medication, or “brown bag,” review.  

Like pharmacists, nurses have frequent interaction with patients and also serve as a valuable resource in delivering safe patient care.  Following just behind National Check Your Meds day is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on October 26th.

Texas Nurses Association members: Sign in to learn how nurses can prevent adverse drug events and promote medication safety. 

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