When most people think of a pharmacist, they see a person who is dispensing medication and giving people advice about different drugs and over-the-counter medications.
But pharmacists are actually trained to do a lot more than this. As part of their training, they learn how to oversee medication management to increase the effectiveness of treatment, manage the side effects that may result from taking medications, as well as managing drug interactions. They also know how to interpret lab results, perform physical exams, and administer vaccines.
Today many pharmacists undergo as much clinical training as medical doctors do. If pharmacists were able to work to their full potential, utilizing all the skills they have gained, they could play a much more important role in improving the healthcare of patients generally. Read More >>