Roseman Students Participate in Pharmacy Day on Capitol Hill
Student pharmacists from Roseman University’s South Jordan campus joined other student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacists at the Utah State Capitol for the 2012 Pharmacy Day on Capitol Hill on January 31.
The annual event is a coordinated effort between Utah’s two Colleges of Pharmacy (University of Utah and Roseman University), the Utah Pharmacists Association (UPhA) and Utah Society of Health-System Pharmacists (USHP).
The purpose of Pharmacy Day at the Utah Legislature is to educate legislators, staff, lobbyists and the public about what pharmacists do and their value in the community. Students meet with their legislators to discuss pharmacy and health care issues, and also provide legislators and their staff with free health screenings for blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol.
Roseman pharmacy students prepared poster displays with information on medication dosing, controlled substance abuse, drug shortages, safe medication disposal, immunizations, a pharmacists’ role in dispensing medication, and more. They also collected unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications for safe disposal.
Rep. Evan Vickers (R-Cedar City) introduced the students in the House, and Sen. Pat Jones (D-Salt Lake City) presented the students to the Senate. Gov. Gary Herbert also presented an official declaration naming January 31 as Pharmacy Day on Capitol Hill.