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|Now more than ever, British Columbians are taking control of their health by talking to their community pharmacist. Your pharmacist is a medication expert that can help you better understand your medications. Accessible and convenient, your pharmacist is available to help you with a variety of clinical pharmacy services, such as Medication Review Services and more.
If you have been prescribed at least five medications in the last six months and you are a BC resident with a valid BC Services Card, you may benefit from Medication Review Services. The aim of the service is to help British Columbians better understand their medications. When you understand your medications – from why you are taking them, when to take them, and how to best take them – you make informed decisions and have greater ownership of your overall health.
Pharmacists have been delivering publicly-funded Medication Reviews since April 2011. The service provides you with a one-on-one consultation with your pharmacist in a semi-private area of the pharmacy to discuss your prescription medications, as well as any over-the-counter meds, vitamins and natural health products you may also be taking (these are not included in the five medications required for eligibility). Your pharmacist will also provide you with a Best Possible Medication History, a form that lists all of your medications. You can use this form as a reminder to take your medications or share it with your family doctor or other health care professional.
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