When I was a pharmacy student two decades ago, I met an acquaintance who asked what I was studying. As I described the pharmacy school curriculum, her response was incredulous: “You need to know all that to put pills in a bottle?”
These days, community pharmacists are far beyond putting pills in a bottle and have many opportunities to use their drug knowledge to provide services for patients. What a pharmacist is allowed to do varies from state to state with differing regulations, but these services allow pharmacists to increase their clinical interactions with patients while generating additional revenue streams.
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