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Idaho State University hosts Pharmacy Day, free health fair at the Idaho State Capitol Building Jan. 16

January 12, 2017

BOISE – Get your blood pressure checked, a flu shot and learn about diabetes prevention at the annual Pharmacy Day at the Capitol on Monday, January 16 at the Idaho State Capitol, 700 W. Jefferson St.

The event—sponsored by the Idaho State University College of Pharmacy and the Idaho State Pharmacy Association—runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the State Capitol’s first floor.

Free services include blood sugar testing, cholesterol screening and information on smoking cessation, immunizations, prescription drug abuse, poison prevention, and the use of over-the-counter medications and natural products, according to Rachel Smith, a second-year student in the Doctor of Pharmacy program at ISU-Meridian.

If you don’t have health insurance, flu shots may carry a nominal fee, she said.

Student clinicians will also use the event to talk to state lawmakers about issues facing the pharmacy profession. This year’s list includes expanding Medicaid to cover reimbursement for pharmacists providing medication therapy management services, creating additional certifications for pharmacy technicians, and promoting the use of Naloxone kits to reverse opioid overdoses.