Pharmacists are highlighting some of the common myths about medicine. They say many of us are taking needless risks because we dont understand how drugs work.
New research by the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) for Ask Your Pharmacist Week (7-13th November) shows that:
'There is a lot of misunderstanding about how medicines work in your body,' said Leyla Hannbeck of the NPA. 'It’s important to get the right treatment and the right advice – which you can get from your local pharmacy, often without an appointment. Most pharmacies now have consultation areas where you can sit down and talk with the pharmacist without being overheard.
'Ask any questions you may have, no matter how trivial you think they are. When you go into your local pharmacy, remember you can access a package of care there, not just packets of pills. There is expert health and wellbeing advice and a range of services that you might not even know are there.'
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