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In the News (Thu 20 Jun 19)

Pharmacists also keep computerized and often detailed records of patient drug use and medical profiles to ensure that patients won’t combine drugs that shouldn’t be taken with one another and that they are following their doctors’ instructions concerning dosage.
Pharmacists employed in community pharmacies, as nearly 60 percent are, may also take on the responsibilities of running the business, such as buying and selling nonpharmaceutical merchandise (think of what else you can get at Rite Aid), hiring and supervising personnel and pharmacy technicians, and overseeing much of the day-to-day operation of the pharmacy itself.
Pharmacists who are employed by hospitals (this group makes up 25 percent of the profession), clinics, and HMOs dispense prescriptions and work as consultants to the medical team.
www.princetonreview.com /cte/profiles/dayInLife.asp?careerID=111   (591 words)

Pharmacists are experts in medicine and its side effects.
Pharmacists also warn doctors if the doctors have asked their patients to take any medicine that might hurt their patients.
Employment of pharmacists is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2014.
www.bls.gov /k12/science02.htm   (323 words)

 Pharmacist - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In their traditional role, pharmacists typically take a request for medicines from a physician in the form of a medical prescription and dispense the medication to the patient and counsel them on the proper use and adverse effects of that medication.
Pharmacists have many areas of expertise and are a critical source of medical knowledge in clinics, hospitals, and community pharmacies throughout the world.
Pharmacists are sometimes referred to as chemists (or dispensing chemists), which sometimes causes confusion with scientists in the field of chemistry.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pharmacist   (1630 words)

Pharmacists counsel hospitalized patients on the use of drugs and on their use at home when the patients are discharged.
Pharmacists in chain drugstores may be promoted to pharmacy supervisor or manager at the store level, then to manager at the district or regional level, and later to an executive position within the chain’s headquarters.
Employment of pharmacists is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2014, because of the increasing demand for pharmaceuticals, particularly from the growing elderly population.
www.bls.gov /oco/ocos079.htm   (2468 words)

 DRL Pharmacist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
When faced with such a prescription order the pharmacist's options would be either to reject the order or contact the practitioner and verify the prescription information on the order in the same manner as if an oral order had been telephoned in to the pharmacist.
Pharmacists practicing in community pharmacies have received prescriptions in which it was obvious that the prescriber was attempting to provide "detoxification treatment" for a patient who has become dependent on morphine-like drugs.
The pharmacist needs to contact the physician to inquire about their intent and to inform them about federal regulations governing the use of narcotics to detoxify a patient.
drl.wi.gov /prof/phar/pfaq.htm   (1766 words)

Pharmacists have special knowledge about the use, composition, therapeutic and adverse effects of medications, as well as the laws that regulate the making and selling of drugs.
A majority of pharmacists work in community pharmacies, where they sell medical and sickroom supplies, meet with pharmaceutical sales representatives, consult and counsel with their customers on the use of prescribed and over-the-counter medications, keep abreast of new developments in the health care field, and combine professional and business skills to manage the pharmacy.
Pharmacists employed by government agencies may inspect drug manufacturing laboratories or community pharmacies, participate in enforcing the legal use of medications, and maintain the purity of cosmetics, drugs, and foods.
www.flahec.org /hlthcareers/PHARM.HTM   (597 words)

 APhA-ASP: Pharmacist Education
Pharmacists obtain this additional education through correspondence courses, attending professional meetings and seminars presented by pharmacy associations, or participating in courses provided by the schools and colleges of pharmacy.
Pharmacists who know their patients and have their medication profiles on file will be aware of possible harmful drug interactions or allergies to certain drugs.
The pharmacist also will be able to discuss possible side effects; what foods, drinks, or activities that should be avoided while on a medication; what to do if you miss a dose; and a wide range of other helpful information.
www.aphanet.org /students/careers/high_school/pharmacist_education.htm   (1024 words)

Pharmacists are health professionals who assist individuals in making the best use of medications.
This Code, prepared and supported by pharmacists, is intended to state publicly the principles that form the fundamental basis of the roles and responsibilities of pharmacists.
In return for this gift, a pharmacist promises to help individuals achieve optimum benefit from their medications, to be committed to their welfare, and to maintain their trust.
www.med.howard.edu /ethics/handouts/phar_code.htm   (479 words)

Pharmacists must make sure that the medicine that is sold to a patient matches with exactly what is prescribed by the doctor This is because a pharmacists job relates directly with a patients health and well being.
By the name, the pharmacist, if he or she has a strong background in chemistry, will be able to tell not only what drug might be used for, but also all the reactions it might make with the human body if taken with any other medications.
Pharmacists that work in grocery stores make $72,440 a year, in drung stores, $72,110 a year, and in hospitals, $68,760 a year.
www.mountalverniahs.org /Mahs/Departments/Science/Gr11ChemWeb04/pharmacist.htm   (660 words)

 Talking to the Pharmacist
This 6- to 8-year-program requires pharmacists in training to go on hospital rounds with doctors and be there when decisions are made to begin drug use.
Pharmacists are required to stay up-to-date on the changing world of medicine and to take continuing education classes on drug therapy.
Pharmacists and doctors recommend that no one take a drug prescribed for anyone else or offer prescription drugs to another person, no matter how similar the symptoms or complaints.
kidshealth.org /parent/general/body/pharmacist.html   (1140 words)

 Question All Patients Should Ask Their Pharmacist About Their Medications
Ask your pharmacist questions-- he or she is trained to serve as your medcation advisor.
Pharmacists are trained as medication experts so they can help you get better faster and keep you out of the hospital.
Choose your pharmacist as carefully as you choose your doctor because he or she is an important part of your health care team.
www.pueblo.gsa.gov /cic_text/health/askpharmacist/ask-pharmacist.htm   (765 words)

 Pharmacist-CA - California Board News
The court held that the pharmacist was not a target of the criminal investigation in April 1999.
Examining the factual circumstances of the pharmacist, the court held that at the time of the follow-up audit the pharmacist was not the target of a criminal investigation and, therefore, the agents conducting the audit were not required to advise him that he was a target of any such investigation.
Accordingly, the court rejected the arguments of the pharmacist and held that the motion to suppress evidence was denied.
www.pharmacist-ca.com /newsNabpStarSearch.php   (1292 words)

 HOT Careers in Connecticut > Pharmacy > Pharmacist
Pharmacists are experts in the medicines used to treat or prevent disease and symptoms.
Pharmacists work in community pharmacies, or as members of a team of health care professionals in a hospital, clinic, or nursing home.
Employment of pharmacists is expected to grow faster than the average through the year 2010 due to the increased pharmacutical needs of a larger and older population and greater use of medicine.
www.healthcareersinct.com /careerspp.htm   (288 words)

 USATODAY.com - Druggists refuse to give out pill   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
In Madison, Wis., a pharmacist faces possible disciplinary action by the state pharmacy board for refusing to transfer a woman's prescription for birth-control pills to another druggist or to give the slip back to her.
Pharmacists have moved to the front of the debate because of such drugs as the "morning-after" pill, which is emergency contraception that can prevent fertilization if taken within 120 hours of unprotected intercourse.
While some pharmacists cite religious reasons for opposing birth control, others believe life begins with fertilization and see hormonal contraceptives, and the morning-after pill in particular, as capable of causing an abortion.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2004-11-08-druggists-pill_x.htm   (1047 words)

A pharmacist must understand drug composition, chemical and physical properties, activity in a healthy body as well as in a person who is ill, and tests for purity and strength.
Above all, a pharmacist must enjoy working with people in the community and be able to serve them in a variety of circumstances.
To become a licensed pharmacist, a student must graduate form an accredited school of pharmacy, pass a state board examination, and serve an internship under a licensed pharmacist in a community or hospital pharmacy.
www.mshealthcareers.com /careers/pharmacist.htm   (366 words)

 Department of Commerce & Insurance » Pharmacy [Your Pharmacist]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Pharmacists must pass comprehensive licensing exams and complete continuing education requirements every year.
Your pharmacist can also work with your health care practitioner to maximize the benefits of your medication.
Your pharmacist receives information from and is regulated by the State Board of Pharmacy.
www.state.tn.us /commerce/boards/pharmacy/yourPharmacist.html   (487 words)

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The Pharmacist also provides consultative services, establishing a central repository of drug information, and communicating essential drug information to patients, attending physicians, nurses and supportive personnel.
Pharmacists in community or retail pharmacies counsel patients, as well as answer questions about prescription drugs, such as possible adverse reactions or interactions.
Pharmacists in hospitals and clinics dispense medications and advise the medical staff on the selection and effects of drugs.
www.afrotc.com /careers/jobsearch/category/biospecialists/43PX.htm   (276 words)

 Pharmacist Salary Calculator - Pharmacy Salaries
Pharmacist salary information is compiled and reported using the latest available salary data derived from pharmaceutical companies throughout the United States, and calculates the pharmacist's salary result from over 107,000 unique salary records.
Pharmacist salary data changes frequently, as new records are added and updated.
This pharmacist salary survey permits pharmacy professionals to compare their salary with matching profiles of other pharmacist's, and can be used to perform a comprehensive pharmacy salary survey in different disciplines or locations.
www.rxsalary.com   (569 words)

 Pharmacist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Pharmacists dispense drugs, provide information to patients about medicine and their use, and advise physicians on medication.
To become a Pharmacist you must graduate from an accredited school of pharmacy, complete an internship, and pass a licensure exam.
As a practicing Pharmacist you will need to keep up to date on the newest drugs so continued education is required to become recertified.
www.algebralab.org /careers/Pharmacist/default.aspx   (166 words)

 College Search, College Resources, Career Information :: Schools in the USA
Pharmacists who work in hospital settings may be involved in clinical research and public education projects.
Whatever area they work in, the pharmacist may be involved in a wide range of activities from dispensing medicines to the general public, to drug procurement for a large hospital trust, to being concerned with regulatory affairs within a pharmaceutical company.
Although many pharmacy technicians these days are trained to perform many of the same tasks as pharmacists, pharmacists still must supervise the technicians work, checking the dosages before they give them to the patients as well as consulting with doctors before giving patients any medications.
www.schoolsintheusa.com /careerprofiles_details.cfm?CarID=554   (1070 words)

 Georgia State Board of Pharmacy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Georgia State Board of Pharmacy is an eight-member board appointed by the Governor to protect, promote and preserve the public health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Georgia.
Pharmacists may dispense drugs or devices as authorized by a written prescription of a physician or authorized practitioner of the healing arts.
As a learned science, pharmacist licensure is considered after meeting specific pharmaceutical educational, internship/externship requirements and examination.
www.sos.state.ga.us /plb/pharmacy   (207 words)

 Consultant pharmacist - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Consultant pharmacists are medication therapy experts who take responsibility for their patients’ medication-related needs; ensure that their patients’ medications are the most appropriate, the most effective, the safest possible, and are used correctly; and identify, resolve, and prevent medication-related problems that may interfere with the goals of therapy.
Consultant pharmacists manage and improve drug therapy and improve the quality of life of the senior population and other individuals residing in a variety of environments, including hospitals, nursing facilities, subacute care and assisted living facilities, psychiatric hospitals, hospice care, and home- and community-based care.
Unlike retail pharmacists and hospital pharmacists, most consultant pharmacists generally own their own practice or work for one of a handful of specialized pharmacy companies, the largest of which is Omnicare.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Consultant_pharmacist   (400 words)

A pharmacist is an expert in medicines and their use.
The majority of pharmacists practise in hospital pharmacy, community pharmacy or in primary care pharmacy, working to ensure that patients get the maximum benefit from their medicines.
Pharmacists are able to undertake additional training in order to allow them to prescribe medicines for specific conditions.
www.nhscareers.nhs.uk /nhs-knowledge_base/data/4778.html   (133 words)

Pharmacists apply their knowledge and skills in the management of drug therapy in a myriad of settings such as hospitals, long-term care settings, community pharmacies, clinics, home health agencies, educational institutions, and many more.
Pharmacists are well-trained to communicate with other healthcare providers such as physicians and nurses regarding drug therapy recommendations as well as with patients in order to help them use medications to achieve the best results.
I graduate in two weeks, and I can tell you that pharmacy has been a wonderful choice for me. The curriculum requires hard work and dedication, but the reward is a satisfying sense of accomplishment and a readiness to enter the health care field.
www.pswi.org /professional/career/pharmacist.htm   (382 words)

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