Meet SVdP Georgia’s New Pharmacist, Dr. Samantha Ricks

Dr. Samantha Ricks (“Dr. Sam”) is excited to join the St. Vincent de Paul Georgia team as the new Director of Pharmacy. Dr. Sam is originally from Chicago and obtained a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in 2004. Dr. Sam started her professional…

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St. Vincent de Paul Georgia Announces Opening of New Community Pharmacy Servicing Patients Statewide

St. Vincent de Paul Georgia Announces Opening of New Community Pharmacy Servicing Patients Statewide

St. Vincent de Paul Georgia (SVdP Georgia), a nonprofit agency dedicated to preventing homelessness, fighting hunger and changing lives, has announced the grand opening of its new Charitable Community Pharmacy located at 2050-C Chamblee Tucker Road, Atlanta, GA 30341. The new community pharmacy will provide prescription medications and wellness education for Georgians in need by…

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The Cardiovascular Patient

The Cardiovascular Patient

With High Blood Pressure, the story is the same.  In an article written in the New York Times by Jane E. Brody, “The Cost of Not Taking Your Medicine,” The numbers are staggering. “Studies have consistently shown that 20 percent to 30 percent of medication prescriptions are never filled and that approximately 50 percent of…

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The Diabetic Patient

The Diabetic Patient

For diabetic patients, as an example, it is becoming a life or death choice.  In an article, written by Amy Martyn, for NBC News, “Insulin prices are soaring, patients are dying,” she writes that the average list price for insulin tripled from 2002 to 2013 and then doubled from 2012 to 2016, forcing some diabetics to spend as…

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