Medication Information Lines Across the Country (Click on link to jump to jurisdiction)
Seniors Safe Medication Use Program
This Program began in Ontario in the fall of 2002-3. The Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat partnered with the Ontario Pharmacists’ Association to deliver more than 100 safe medication use seminars for seniors across Ontario in 2002/2003 and and has continued the program.
The Ontario Pharmacists' Association (OPA) currently runs Seniors' Safe Medication Use seminars with the support of the Government of Ontario, Sanofi-Aventis, and Pfizer Canada.
The seminars are available in communities across Ontario and are delivered by a community pharmacist. Each seminar covers a variety of important topics for seniors relating to medication use including dangerous drug/food interactions, non-compliance with drug therapy, storage of medications, over the counter medicines, and much more.
In 2004, a complimentary program, Seniors’ Safe Medication Use Program for Heart Health was added with funding from Pfizer Canada. The Seniors’ Safe Medication Use Program for Heart Health provides information on risk factors for heart disease and the safe use of medications for high blood pressure, cholesterol and angina.
If you are with a seniors' group or organization and wish inquire about hosting a seminar, please contact Sherrie Hertz, Director of Programs at the Ontario Pharmacists' Association. Phone (416) 441-0788, ext. 4232 or via E-mail: email@example.com
Topics covered in the 45 minute session (with another 45 minutes for Questions and Answers) include:
1. A strong
outreach component to MILE (offering a range of presentations to the community).
2. They offer "in office" consultations (available to the general public). See address below.
Alternate ways of contacting: Fax: 204-474-7572 Email: Mile_resource@umanitoba.ca
A pharmacist is available on the BC NurseLine for medication related calls, from 5 pm to 9 am.
What is BC Nurseline?
"British Columbians have 24-hour, toll-free access to registered nurses specially trained to provide confidential health information and advice on the telephone. A telephone service is available for B.C. residents who are deaf or hard of hearing, and language translation services are available on request in 130 languages
The nurses will help you understand and manage your health problems, provide information on medically-sound treatment options, and advise when to see a health professional. They will answer your questions confidently about various health topics, tests and procedures, and help you to learn what other resources might exist in your community. "
Call BC NurseLine
|Toll-free in BC||1-866-215-4700|
|In Greater Vancouver||604-215-4700|
|Deaf and hearing-impaired||1-866-889-4700|
Medication Info University of B.C. (MIUBC)
As of March 31, 2004, the telephone consultation service of Medication Info Line BC is no longer available. The program will continue to provide medication information through public presentations relating to a variety of senior, herbal and women’s health issues. See: www.pharmacy.ubc.ca/MIUBC/index.html
Phone: (604) 822-8010 Fax: (604) 822-3035
This program was formerly known as MILE and even earlier as SMILE- Seniors Medication Information Line and Education.
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