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posted: 1/9/2013 2:00 PM

Hanover Township launches 'Ask a Pharmacist' program for residents

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Hanover Township, in partnership with CVS in Bartlett, is offering a free service for residents with medication questions. The "Ask a Pharmacist" program allows residents to bring pill bottles or a list of medications to the pharmacist to learn more about their prescriptions and look for any interactions.

This service will be available at the Hanover Township Senior Center, 240 S. Route 59, in Bartlett, from 10 a.m. to noon on the first Friday of every month.

The "Ask a Pharmacist" program was created after the township partnered with Bhavini Patel, Bartlett CVS pharmacist, on a smaller scale event where she became aware of problems residents had with their prescriptions.

"People who have multiple prescriptions can be easily confused about their directions and uses," Patel said. "Often people hold on to expired medications or are sometimes taking duplicated prescriptions."

Residents will also receive assistance on finding the best Medicare part D plan for their individual needs.

"This was definitely a topic where the township was receiving lots of inquiries," said Hanover Township director of Community Health Kristen Smith. "We look forward to partnering with more organizations to provide free and quality service for our residents."

To learn more about the program, contact the Hanover Township Office of Community Health at (630) 483-5665 or at

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