Machias, Maine (PressExposure) July 01, 2009 -- Dr. Frederic Lapitinsky, Director of Pharmacy at Down East Community Hospital will be presenting several medication safety seminars throughout Washington County over the next several months. Entitled âMy Medication/My Safetyâ Brown Bag Seminars, these seminars will provide information on side effects, drug interactions, the importance of keeping an accurate and up-to-date list of all medications, and tips on how to organize medications.
All attendees are encouraged to bring all of their medications in a âbrown bagâ. Dr. Lapitinsky will review each attendees medications to look for possible drug interactions and make other recommendations.
âOur goal with these seminars is to educate the community in order to help people avoid problems with their medication. For instance, many chronic diseases like high blood pressure and heart failure can be exaserbated by medication reactions," states Lapitinsky.
The schedule of âMy Medication, My Safetyâ Brown Bag Seminars is as follows: June 25 2:00 pm at Sunrise Care Facility, Jonesport July 9 12:00 pm at Lubec Medical Center, Lubec August 20, 12:00 pm: Womenâs Health Resource Library, Milbridge September 10 at 12:00pm , Down East Community Hospital, Machias October 8 at 12:00pm, Down East Community Hospital, Machias
To register for a seminar, please call 255-0244.