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Monday is National Check Your Medication Day

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Doctors across the country are on standby for National Check Your Medication Day on Monday. People are encouraged to b...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Doctors across the country are on standby for National Check YourMedication Day on Monday.

People are encouraged to bring in medication and supplements to apharmacist to review them.

While Saint Francis-Memphis is not an official site to have thosereviews, leaders there spoke with Local 24 News about the importance of havingyour meds checked.

“You know, it’s vitally important that you reviewall medications because there could potentially be drug interactions. You maybe experiencing some side effects. There might be duplicate therapy. Theremight be cost considerations. Possibly the pharmacist can work with you andyour health care provider to lower the cost of the medication by suggesting analternative,” said Andy Wilkerson, Director of Pharmacy at St. FrancisHospital-Memphis.

Pharmacies at most major retailers like Walmart and Costcowill be a part of this event.

Check with your doctor to see if they are alsoinvolved.