Prescription drug use in the U.S. has steadily been on the rise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2007-2008, the number of Americans who had recently taken prescription drugs rose to 48 percent, a jump from 44 percent 10 years earlier. If you are part of this growing trend of prescription drug takers, it's important to learn as much as you can about your medication like why you are taking it and what the potential side effects are-and pharmacists can help provide this vital information. Woman's Day spoke with three pharmacists to find out what patients need to keep in mind when it comes to prescription medication. From protecting your family from drug abuse to opting for generic brands, here are nine things your pharmacist wants you to know.
1. Pharmacists are medical experts.
While you may think pharmacists are more like technicians, they're actually far more qualified than that. "A lot of people think the level ofRead More »from 9 Things Your Pharmacist Wants to Tell You