The study found that people who know their pharmacist's name may be safer with their medicines. These people are more likely to:
- Tell their pharmacist the names of other medicines they take
- Read product labels all the time
- Know the main ingredients of the prescription medicines they are taking
- Use their pharmacist as a source of information on both prescription and over-the-counter medicines
So take a simple step towards safer use of your medicines: Introduce yourself to your pharmacist and learn his or her first name; no appointment or co-pay needed.