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Allison is certified geriatric pharmacist
Jeffery C. Allison, professor of pharmacy practice, has successfully completed the examination to become a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (CGP).
The Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy (CCGP) has over 1,700 Certified Geriatric Pharmacists, representing eight countries, 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
“With the aging of the baby boomers in the United States, the need for pharmacists who are competent in managing medication therapy for older adults is growing rapidly,” stated Thomas R. Clark, RPh, MHS, CGP, executive director of CCGP. “We congratulate Jeffery C. Allison on achieving this important recognition.”
Older adults are at greater risk of adverse drug events because they often take multiple medications and see multiple prescribers for various health conditions. The Certified Geriatric Pharmacist is qualified to provide a comprehensive review of the medication regimen for an older adult and work with the patient and prescribers to help ensure optimum outcomes from drug therapy.