Clara Maass Medical Center in partnership with the North Arlington Health department will offer a free Brown Bag Pharmacy Check-Up on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the North Arlington Health Department located at 10 Beaver Avenue, North Arlington, NJ.

Registered pharmacist, John Belliti of HB Pharmacy of North Arlington, will speak about proper medication administration. Following the discussion, a nurse and pharmacist will go through your medications, looking for any potential problems and answering any questions you may have about them. They will check these medications for the correct dosage strength, frequency, or to identify if you are using outdated or discontinued medications. These practitioners can also screen the medications and products for potential duplication of therapy or side effects. This is why it is important to include non-prescription products in the bag.

Remember to bring all prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, and herbal or natural products or you are taking. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information, please call the Clara Maass Medical Center Community Health Department at 973-450-2116.