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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Alumna takes life-saving action to help customer suffering allergic reaction

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Courtesy of Greg Friese

University of Rhode Island alumna Kristin Von Flatern hasn’t been on the job as a pharmacist at the Centerville, Mass. CVS/pharmacy a full year yet, but she’s already played a key role in saving a patient’s life.

Let’s just say that her quick action with a customer suffering from anaphylactic shock on Dec. 26 was probably the best belated Christmas present he ever received.

Von Flatern, who earned her doctor of pharmacy degree from URI in May 2014, has been working at the Cape Cod pharmacy since she graduated.

“The day after Christmas was a quiet day initially,” Von Flatern said. “But then…

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