A pharmacist's role in your health care

Jun 10, 2016
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Many of us rely on pharmacists for nothing more than filling a prescription. This week on WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen speak with Dr. Elizabeth Higdon, an instructor with the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, about the role pharmacists can play as part of your health care team.

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This week on Take Care, we’re going to talk about a critical member of the health care sphere that you may often overlook -- the pharmacist. With the help of one of our interns, Shea O’Malley, we set out to see what a pharmacist does...

Turns out, a pharmacists knowledge of medication is what makes them a critical member of the health care team, and they do much more than count pills and supply printed handouts.

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New York state lawmakers have approved legislation requiring doctors to issue drug prescriptions electronically within three years.