The pharmacy is located next to the nurses station. This central location promotes close teamwork between the pharmacy, nurses, and doctors.
The pharmacy provides all medications to the inpatient hospital as well as to the Emergency Room and to our busy outpatient center. The pharmacy reviews all medication orders for drug-to-drug and drug-to-food interactions, allergy contraindications, and appropriateness of therapy. We also provide antibiotic reviews. Any problems with drug therapy can be quickly evaluated and resolved due to the close communication between the staff.
We are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m and on-call 24/7. We have a remote pharmacist available to review orders and consult with staff after regular pharmacy hours to make sure our patients' needs are met quickly.
Please feel free to visit with our pharmacist, Peggy Munger, while you are a patient at Loring. Munger is available to answer your questions or concerns in person, making your transition to home safer and easier. Also, feel free to contact Munger at 712-662-7105, with any questions you have when you return home.
For Your Safety
Never Buy Prescription Drugs On-line
The lure and appeal of internet pharmacies is obvious: cheaper drugs that are easy to get. But is it safe? In many cases, no! Around the world, criminal rings have turned the business of counterfeiting medicines into a $75 billion global enterprise. These fake pharmacies are prevalent online.
A report from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), gleaned from examining more than 8,000 online pharmacy sites found that:
Counterfeit medicines claiming to treat cancer, diabetes, asthma, heart disease and other serious illnesses all have been discovered on these sites, the report says.
- 40% of medicine may be fake
- 96% of online pharmacies are not following state and federal laws and regulations
- 85% don't require a prescription
- 43.9% sell non-FDA approved medicines
- More than 4,000 do not provide a physical address