Medications to be Topic of “Doctors on Call” Nov. 16


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Medications are powerful tools that can cure a host of illnesses and even save lives. However, it is important to remember that when used improperly they can also have negative side effects and may cause more damage than good. Two West Virginia University experts will answer viewers’ questions about medications in a repeat presentation of “Doctors On Call” Thursday, Nov. 16, at 8 p.m. on West Virginia Public Television.

David Elliott, Pharm.D., is a pharmacist and director of Clinical Pharmacy Programs – Charleston Division at WVU. He received his degree and specialty training from the University of Texas.  His special interests include drug monitoring in older adults and flu treatment and control.

Betsy Elswick, Pharm.D., is a pharmacist and director of the WVU-Rite Aid Community Pharmacy Practice Residency. She received her degree from WVU and specialty training from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her special interests include diabetes and rural health.

 “Doctors on Call,” with host Dr. Bob D'Alessandri, is a joint production of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center at WVU (www.health.wvu.edu) and West Virginia Public Broadcasting (www.wvpubcast.org), a statewide network of radio, television, Internet and educational resources.    

This program is made possible with major support from Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Purdue Pharma. Other underwriters include The Health Plan, HealthSouth Mountainview Rehabilitation Hospital, and the Center for Organ Recovery and Education.

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For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, (304) 293-1412

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