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Workshop: The Mediterranean Diet, Water Filtration Systems, Truth About OTC Diagnostic Tests, & Debunking Myths About Dietary Supplements

Presenter: Dr. Cathy Rosenbaum, Holistic Clinical Pharmacist

When: Saturday, November 3, 2018 @ 1 pm – 4 pm

Where: Indigo Yoga Studio, Beavercreek OH

Contact Barb Morsa at (937) 604-4235 to register (fee required)

Supplement & Food Labeling Overhaul Coming in 2020

Excerpts from the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Label Final Rule and the Serving Size Final Rule – > Compliance Date Moved from July, 2018 to 2020

Nutrition Facts: Larger, bold font on labels to emphasize calories per serving; elimination of International Units (IU) for fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E (to be replaced with mcg or mg)

Folic Acid: folate will be expressed in ‘mcg Dietary Folate Equivalents (DFE)’ (due to higher bioavailability of folic acid vs food-based folate); new RDI = 400 mcg DFE (same as 240 mcg folic acid in current labeling system)

Vitamin & Mineral Daily Values: new UL for sodium = 2,300 mg; new UL for potassium = 4,700 mg; new calcium daily = 1,300 mg; new choline daily = 550 mg

Sugar Daily Value: new total carbohydrates daily = 275 grams; new added sugars daily = 50 grams

Fiber Daily Value: new = 28 grams

Fat Daily Value: new = 78 grams

 

 

 

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – Saturday, April 28, 2018

The Ohio State Board of Pharmacy encourages pharmacists to inform their patients of this great opportunity to dispose of unused prescription medications.  Disposal helps ensure that medications don’t end up in the wrong hands, risking misuse.  Leaving leftover pain relievers lying around the house is a particular concern.  Please visit https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/ for information on specific collection site locations near you.  For more information on disposal box locators, please visit www.pharmacy.ohio.gov/disposal. Thank you!