Did you know that your pharmacist at The Medicine Shoppe can now assess and treat 32 minor ailments? A minor ailment is a less serious medical condition that does not require lab or blood tests such as cold sores, uncomplicated urinary tract infections and seasonal allergies.
While pharmacists have already been assessing and making over-the-counter recommendations to patients looking to avoid waiting in after-hour clinics and emergency rooms for years, the new Pharmacy Act allows pharmacists to prescribe prescription strength medications if deemed appropriate. Unlike over-the-counter recommendations which often take place in a pharmacy aisle, a minor ailment assessment is a much more detailed consultation performed in a more private area.
For a full list of minor ailments that your pharmacist at The Medicine Shoppe can assess and prescribe for, contact the pharmacy team at The Medicine Shoppe today!