Ask The Pharmacist

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
The International Drug Information Center of the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Long Island University is collaborating with ShopRite to serve the drug College of Pharmacy and Health Sciencesinformation needs of healthcare consumers. Established in 1974, the International Drug Information Center is staffed by drug information specialists, clinical pharmacists, and pharmacologists who are experts concerning medications, nutritional supplements, and herbs. The purpose of this service is to provide information concerning the use of medications, nutritional supplements, and herbs. The answer will provide a general response to your question. Requests for patient-specific information need to be directed to your healthcare provider who is familiar with your medical history, current medical condition(s), and with your medication profile. A confidential response will be provided to you within 2 business days (excluding weekends and university holidays). The response will be provided by Email only. This service does not provide telephone or letter responses. If your question is urgent in nature, please contact your Shop Rite pharmacist or other healthcare provider to whom you have immediate access.

This service will not provide information concerning the following:

  • Availability of products within your local ShopRite pharmacy
  • Treatment of a medical emergency or poisoning – call 9-1-1 or your local poison
    control center
  • Diagnosis of a disease
  • Treatment of a specific symptom or medical condition
  • Illicit or illegal drug use or testing for such drugs
  • Pharmacy law – contact your state board of pharmacy
  • Drug pricing
  • Beauty aids or cosmetics



Without speaking in person, it is impossible to take into consideration all variables that may affect your health. The information provided to you is not meant to diagnose a medical condition, or to advocate any particular medication or product. All responses provided by the International Drug Information Center are for informational purposes only. This information is not a substitute for medical advice from your physician. Only your physician should diagnose a medical condition and prescribe treatment. We recommend that you consult with your physician regarding the applicability of any opinions or recommendations with respect to your symptoms or medical conditions.