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May 14, 2019: Supporting Safe Medication Use during Periods of Fasting

Patients fast for many different reasons, including religious observances. This year, from May 5 to June 4, adults who observe Ramadan will not eat or take any oral medications between dawn and sunset. As a result, medication administration times will need adjustment to avoid putting patients' health at risk. Pharmacy5in5, an online learning tool to help pharmacists stay up to date with pharmacy practice, includes resources for supporting patients in managing their medications during the fasting period.  Read more ...