Clear communication: Pharmacists pick up where doctors leave off

NCPIE’s Talk Before You Take campaign launched earlier this year. A recent article published in the Washington Post, “The Risky Business of Taking Antibiotics,” highlighted the story of a patient named Barbara Odanaka, who experienced fluoroquinolone toxicity after being prescribed an antibiotic called levofloxacin while she was hospitalized with severe pneumonia. Odanaka noted in the article that levofloxacin’s potential adverse effects were not properly explained to her. Pharmacy Today/