Pharmacist Ben Searcy speaks to Columbus Lions

Published 8:36 am Friday, November 18, 2011

Landrum CVS pharmacist Ben Searcy recently gave the Columbus Lions an informative presentation about over-the-counter cold and allergy medications. Lions learned that although there are many brands of these medications, they share a relatively few active ingredients. Searcy provided a handout explaining which ingredients are best for specific symptoms and what side effects might be experienced. The Lions also learned about the wide price variations among different brands with the same ingredients.
Searcy stressed that, when in doubt, one should always consult with the pharmacist. Following his presentation he gave the Lions flu shots.
The Columbus Lions meet on the first and third Thursday evenings at Calvert’s Restaurant in Columbus, and they encourage anyone interested in community service to visit with them. For information, call Fran Goodwin at 828-894-2505.
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by Helen Trevathan

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