STOP. ASK. BE SAFE. YOUR PHARMACIST KNOWS.
YOUR PHARMACIST IS READY TO HELP
These resources can help you start the conversation:
Are you using your medication safely?
Tips for Talking with Your Pharmacist
Prescription Drug Misuse: Effects, signs, and getting help
MEDICATION CAN BE DANGEROUS
Helpful guides for medication safety
6 Tips for Avoiding Medication Mistakes
A look at the dangers of fake online pharmacies
What is RX Cares for Missouri?
"RX Cares for Missouri" is an initiative of the Missouri Board of Pharmacy as a part of their ongoing effort to educate residents about how Missouri pharmacists can assist with drug safety - whether it's how to take prescribed medications, drug interactions and side effects, over-the-counter versus prescribed medications, how supplements, vitamins and holistic/herbal remedies can affect drug effectiveness and safety, as well as many other questions and issues consumers might have regarding their overall health and wellness.
Pharmacists are an invaluable resource and offer services such as pain management; over-the-counter and supplement suggestions; seasonal and lifespan immunizations; medication reviews to assess safety, effectiveness, interactions and adherence; care management and counseling for disease states such as diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, and high cholesterol; and smoking cessation counseling.
PROPER MEDICATION DISPOSAL
Expired or unwanted medication should be disposed of safely
The Missouri Board of Pharmacy was statutorily created in 1909 by House Bill 87 and has proudly served the citizens of Missouri for over 100 years. The Board of Pharmacy is an autonomous Board within the Division of Professional Registration, an agency of the Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration.