Jane Brown and Susan Eng discuss how to save lives and healthcare dollars

Doctor and Woman Examining Pills

MEDICATION REVIEWS BY PHARMACISTS WOULD SAVE LIVES AND HEALTHCARE DOLLARS: CARP

Canadas Premiers are discussing the idea of a National Seniors Strategy as they meet this week in Charlottetown.  As part of this, CARP A New Vision of Aging and Shoppers Drug Mart, want to see pharmacists take a greater role in outcomes for people taking medication, particularly older Canadians.

Pharmancy RX

Approximately five percent of all emergency room visits and six percent of all hospital stays are the result of adverse drug reactions which result in an annual cost of at least $7-billion to the health care system and 125,000 unnecessary deaths each year.

A new poll of CARP members found one third of older Canadians are taking an average of 4 to 5 prescription medications.  And older Canadians are five times more likely than younger people to be hospitalized due to adverse drug reactions.  Susan Eng is the Vice President of Advocacy for CARP.  She is at this weeks meeting in Charlottetown.  Listen here for Susan Engs conversation with Zoomer Radios Associate News Director Jane Brown on CARPs efforts to empower Canadas pharmacists:

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Doctor and Woman Examining Pills

On August 26th, 2014, AM740’s Jane Brown interviewed Susan Eng.  They discussed medicine reviews by pharmacists and the possibility to save both lives AND healthcare dollars.  Below is an article published on the AM740 website as well as a taping of the radio interview.  Click here to read and hear more stories by Jane Brown (via the AM740 website).

by Jane Brown

Canadas Premiers are discussing the idea of a National Seniors Strategy as they meet this week in Charlottetown.  As part of this, CARP A New Vision of Aging and Shoppers Drug Mart, want to see pharmacists take a greater role in outcomes for people taking medication, particularly older Canadians.

Approximately five percent of all emergency room visits and six percent of all hospital stays are the result of adverse drug reactions which result in an annual cost of at least $7-billion to the health care system and 125,000 unnecessary deaths each year.

A new poll of CARP members found one third of older Canadians are taking an average of 4 to 5 prescription medications.  And older Canadians are five times more likely than younger people to be hospitalized due to adverse drug reactions.  Susan Eng is the Vice President of Advocacy for CARP.  She is at this weeks meeting in Charlottetown.  Listen here for Susan Engs conversation with Zoomer Radios Associate News Director Jane Brown on CARPs efforts to empower Canadas pharmacists: