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American Heart Association partners with College of Pharmacy to identify medication errors

The Start! Heart Walk and 10K Run will take place Saturday, May 22, beginning and ending at the Glass Bowl on The University of Toledo’s Main Campus.

Free medication review vouchers, valued at $100 each, will be available at the Heart Walk and at participating local pharmacies, which have committed more than 1,000 total hours, a value of more than $100,000, for the reviews.

Start! Toledo Heart Walk and the American Heart Association, in conjunction with The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy, are helping to improve the human condition by organizing medication reviews through Toledo-area pharmacies. Medication reviews allow pharmacists to identify problems that might result from being cared for by multiple physicians or using multiple pharmacies.

Dr. Johnnie Early, dean of the College of Pharmacy, has enlisted the participation of local pharmacies, including community pharmacies Aring Compound Corner, Ryan Pharmacy and Erie Drugs; the UT Medical Center Pharmacy; and some area Costco, Rite Aid, Target and Walgreens pharmacies.

This is the Start! Heart Walk and the American Heart Association’s second year offering this health initiative.