Health Connections Radio
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
4588 Parkview Place * St. Louis, MO 63110 * www.stlcop.edu
July 23, 2012
St. Louis College of Pharmacy featured on Health Radio Program
(St. Louis)- St. Louis College of Pharmacy faculty and alumni are now sharing their expertise every month on Health Connections radio, which can be heard Sundays on KMJM-FM (Majic 104.9) and KATZ-AM (Hallelujah 1600) with host Rose M. Robins Troupe.
Listeners have a chance to call in to the show between 7:30 and 8 a.m. on the fourth Sunday of the month on Majic 104.9 to ask questions about that day’s topic. The program is also simulcast on Hallelujah 1600.
Nearly four in 10 adults face challenges obtaining and understanding health information and services. Research also shows that patients who do not understand their care have a higher risk of hospitalizations, longer stays in the hospital, and are generally more ill.
“Our involvement with Health Connections radio is aimed at improving health literacy of listeners,” says Wendy Duncan, dean of pharmacy at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. “Working with Rose, we want to help every patient understand and follow medical instructions and also be able to make decisions about treatment options.”
More than half of all Americans receiving prescriptions do not understand the drug information they are given and do not take medications as instructed, which contributes to approximately 125,000 deaths each year and $177 billion in health care costs.
“Pharmacists are positioned to play a central role in saving lives and reducing the cost of health care in the United States,” says Duncan.
About St. Louis College of Pharmacy: Founded in 1864, St. Louis College of Pharmacy is the fourth oldest and 10th largest college of pharmacy in America. The College integrates the liberal arts and sciences with a professional curriculum and introductory and advance practice experiences where students can develop expertise and become leaders in the field and their communities. Beginning in 2014, the seven-year curriculum leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree will also include a Bachelor of Science. The college admits students directly from high school and accepts transfer students and graduates from other colleges and universities. More than 1,250 students are currently enrolled from 25 states and several countries. Additional information is available at www.stlcop.edu.