Medicine helps prevent, manage and heal. It’s been a staple of effective health care for hundreds of years. The challenge with medication is that it needs to be prescribed and administered correctly, which requires action by both patient and provider. When taken incorrectly, medication does more harm than good. Sometimes the negative effects seem small, but when rectified, patients begin to realize how much better they feel.
Kelsie Davis, Pharm.D., is a Mayo Clinic Health System in Waseca pharmacist.