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What is the Difference between Generic and Brand Name Drugs?

Duncaster CCRC - Monday, April 02, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, CT, Apr. 2, 2018 – Duncaster is hosting a free medication safety program about generic and brand name drugs. The discussion will be held on Thursday, April 26 at 3 p.m. The discussion is a part of Duncaster’s monthly series, “The Art and Science of Graceful Aging.” This program will take place on Duncaster’s campus, located at 40 Loeffler Road. The event is free and open to the public, however pre-registration is required.

MedicineThe speaker is Addolorata M. Ciccone, a Geriatric Clinical Pharmacist at Jefferson House. She is a board certified geriatric pharmacist and also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut School Of Pharmacy. She is a graduate of St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

The discussion will compare and contrast generic and brand name drugs. Those who attend will better understand the similarities and differences between generic and brand name drugs, including pricing. The session will also offer advice on what seniors could do to be “drug smart”. Tips to promote medication safety include: keeping track of your medications, starting and stopping medications as directed, taking medications correctly, and storing and disposing medications properly.

To register for the program, contact Fran Kent at (860) 380-5006 or

About Hartford Hospital Senior Primary Care at Duncaster:

This practice, located on the Duncaster campus, is staffed by board-certified geriatricians and advanced practice registered nurses who specialize in geriatrics and offers primary care for seniors as well as geriatric evaluation and management services for preventive medical services and/or complex, chronic medical conditions unique to seniors. The practice is open to seniors living in the general area as well as to Duncaster residents. Hartford Hospital Senior Primary Care at Duncaster is part of Hartford HealthCare, Connecticut's most comprehensive health care network.

About Duncaster:

Duncaster, a locally-founded not-for-profit, is located in Bloomfield, Connecticut. A Life Plan Community celebrating its 35th anniversary, Duncaster sits on 94 beautiful acres and offers options for senior adults seeking independent living, assisted living, memory care, rehab services, and long-term care. Duncaster was voted the Best Retirement Community by readers of Hartford Magazine, is CARF/CCAC certified, and rated 5-Star by the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services.

For more information, call us at 860-380-5006 or send us a note through our Contact Us form.

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