Medieval Pharmacy

The History of Pharmacy: Presentation by CT Pharmacy at Darien Senior Center

In a lunchtime presentation at Darien Senior Center, CT Pharmacy will have some interesting facts on the history and origin of the pharmacy as well as facts about some of the original medications used in pre-historic and Middle Ages. The history of pharmacy as an independent science is quite old. The origins of pharmaceutical dates back to the first third of the 19th century which is when the first historiographies; that while not touching all aspects of pharmaceutical history is the starting point for the final start of this science.  
About Lunch at the Senior Center
Research shows that eating your main meal at noontime, especially as we grow older, has actual health benefits. We have more time to digest and metabolize the meal.

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Minimize Risks of Taking So Many Medications: Talk at Darien Senior Center

Diane Corba of CT Pharmacy will discuss potential drug-drug and drug-herbal interactions with certain medication regimen at Darien Senior Center  and she will present strategies to minimize these risks. Polypharmacy refers to the effects of taking multiple medications concurrently to manage coexisting health problems.

Currently, “44% of men and 57% of women older than age 65 take five or more medications per week.” (


Do you have an unused prescription medication that you would like to dispose of safely – but are homebound? Darien Officers will collect them from you by appointment. This program is open to Darien residents only. 203-662-5320

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10 Questions to Ask Your Pharmacist: Talk at Darien Senior Center

One of your greatest health resources is just inside the doors of your neighborhood drugstore: your pharmacist. Diane Corba of CT Pharmacy will present a program on important questions you should always ask your pharmacist. As trained experts in medications, pharmacists can give advice on over-the-counter and prescription drugs, help you take new drugs safely and offer tips to make them more effective. They also supplement the information you get from your doctor. — an announcement from Darien Senior Center