Medication Information Phone Line

Medication Information Phone Line

EVENT: Medication Information Phone Line
UA College of Pharmacy faculty and students available to answer questions about prescription and non-prescription medications, drug interactions, side effects and more as part of National Pharmacy Week.

DATES/TIMES: Oct. 21-23, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m., (Monday-Wednesday)

COST: The temporary phone line is a free service, available in English and Spanish.

PHONE NUMBERS: In Tucson: (520) 325-1055
Toll free outside Tucson: 1-800-825-2747



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The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and the Arizona Society of Health-System Pharmacists are offering free medication information advice to Arizonans as part of National Pharmacy Week. Callers with any questions about prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, drug interactions, side effects and more can receive free information during the Medication Information Phone Line, Oct. 21-23, from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Tucson-area residents can call the phone line at 325-1055. Outside Tucson, the toll-free number is 1-800-825-2747. Medication information will be available in English and Spanish. The calls are not traced or recorded.

It is estimated that 3 billion prescriptions will be given in the United States this year. In the next two years, that number is expected to increase to 4 billion.

"Medicines today have great power to heal and to improve the quality of life for millions of Americans. But medicines also may do serious harm if not taken correctly," said Michael Katz, Pharm.D., Clinical Associate Professor at the UA College of Pharmacy. "Our goal is simple-we want people to read the label, follow the directions, and talk to their pharmacist about the medications they are taking."

Founded in 1947, The UA College of Pharmacy is ranked among the top ten colleges of pharmacy in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and is home to four internationally recognized Centers of Excellence specializing in pharmacy research, education and service. For more information about the College, please visit: www.pharmacy.arizona.edu



Editors Please Note: UA College of Pharmacy faculty and students and community pharmacists will operate this temporary medication information line from the Arizona Society of Health-System Pharmacists offices at 1604 N. Country Club Road in Tucson. To arrange an interview before or during the event, Oct. 21-23, contact David Von Behren at (520) 626-3389.