Ensure medication safety during COVID-19 with 5 tips

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Make an appointment with your pharmacist to review your medications, including prescription, non-prescription, supplements, herbals and recreational drugs. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Family Features Special to Valley News During the COVID-19 pandemic, staying healthy is top of mind. For individuals at risk for or diagnosed with COVID-19, the addition of new treatments may pose another medical danger: adverse drug events. These adverse drug events cause an estimated 150,000 deaths per year in the United States and 1.3 million emergency room visits, resulting in nearly 350,000 people hospitalized for further treatment. The experts at Tabula Rasa HealthCare, a team of clinical pharmacists building solutions for personalized medication safety, recommend several actions to improve medication safety and prevent these adverse drug events. Keep an updated list of all your medications. Ask your doctor for a list of all your medications and update it with over-the
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