Eight out of ten older Americans have at least one chronic health problem, such as high blood pressure or diabetes. With many of these older adults taking multiple medications, some could be at risk for drug interactions when certain medications are combined.
To address this important issue, CVS/pharmacy and the National Council on Aging (NCOA) have launched a Pack Your Bag™ community outreach program as part of their ongoing partnership designed to improve the lives of older Americans. The program, administered at participating senior centers across the country, encourages seniors to pack a bag with prescription and over the counter medications and dietary supplements including vitamins for a comprehensive review in one-on-one consultations with a local CVS pharmacist. The program also includes a presentation by the pharmacist on improving health through medication compliance.
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