Pharmacy Summary: A Pharmacy is responsible for ensuring the safe and effective use and distribution of pharmaceutical drugs. A pharmacy has traditional roles like compounding and dispensing medication. Pharmacies also have health care related roles like providing drug information, reviewing medication for safety and effectiveness.
Pharmacies dispense medication through pharmacists. Pharmacists are experts on drug therapy and the body’s reaction to medication.
Pharmacists practice in a variety of areas including retail pharmacies, hospital pharmacies, nursing home pharmacies, and military pharmacies. Pharmacists can specialize in various areas of practice at a pharmacy.
All pharmacies are required to have a pharmacist on-duty at all times when open. In many states, it is required that the owner of a pharmacy must be a registered pharmacist (R.Ph.).
Can pharmacists prescribe medication?
No. A doctor must prescribe medication and a pharmacist will fill the medication at a pharmacy.
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