Univ.of KY Cooperative Extension HEEL Program Offers Educate Before You Medicate

Developed in collaboration with the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Educate Before you Medicate addresses the educational needs of Kentucky Cooperative Extension clientele in an effort to provide information on medication use and safety. Program materials enable Cooperative Extension agents to address the importance of medication compliance, speaking confidently to healthcare providers about medicines; the importance of supplying all health care providers a complete medical history with all prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements being taken at the time of the visit; possible drug interactions when combining medications; and ways to save money on prescription medicines.