What is a pharmacist?

Pharmacists...

  • Are responsible for the quality of medicines supplied to patients ensuring that the supply of medicines is within the law ensuring that the medicines prescribed to patients are suitable advising patients about medicines.
  • Provide information about the drugs their doctors have ordered for them. He or she explains physicians' instructions to patients so these individuals can use these medications safely and effectively.
  • Supervise the medicines supply chain and ensure pharmacy premises and systems are fit for purpose.
  • Advise other healthcare professionals about safe and effective medicines use, and safe and secure supply of medicines.
  • Respond to patients' symptoms and advise on medicines for sale in pharmacies.
  • Are trained to know when to refer a patient to another health professional.

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