Wilkes University


Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Student Pharmacists Give Back to Their Community

You don't get very much for free these days. That said, the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy and Wilkes University partnered to provide free blood pressure screenings and a so-called brown bag drug interaction analysis to the public at the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy Monday morning in Shamokin. Wilkes University pharmacy students Kayla Hart and Megan Sheriff, both residents of the Shamokin area, volunteered to perform the screenings and also provide an analysis of any potential harmful interactions for customers currently taking several different medications. Hart explained how she and Sheriff became involved with the event. "We received an e-mail at Wilkes asking if we were interested in volunteering for this event and we accepted because we're both from the Shamokin area and wanted to help others back home." Sheriff added, "Patient care and the well-being of others is very important to us, and it's always nice when you're able to give back to your local community in a positive way." Both Hart and Sheriff are in their fifth year of a six-year pharmacy program at Wilkes University. Thank you Megan & Kayla! http://www.newsitem.com/news/2017-08-01/Local/Medicine_Shoppe_provides_free_blood_pressure_scree.html