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R. Christian Moreton

Waltham, Massachusetts, United States

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  • Is the future of pharmacy under threat from technology?Subscription

    10 JUL 2017Comments (1)

    The future of pharmacy has been an ongoing discussion for some years. The advances in technology of all kinds, and their impact on the profession, are a serious concern. With advances in artificial intelligence and ‘fuzzy’ logic (an approach to computing based on ‘degrees of truth’), and in logistics and supply (e.g. advances in the design, and use of drones), we must be concerned for the future of pharmacy. Imagine the following scenario: the patient is interviewed by the GP (via the

  • Knowledge on formulations is vital for clinical practiceSubscription

    10 JUL 2017

    As pharmacy moves forward, there will no doubt be necessary changes to the undergraduate pharmacy curriculum. However, we must ensure that the foundation knowledge that all pharmacists should have is not compromised. The pharmacist, in some instances, is all that stands between the patient and harm from their medicines. This may mean counselling in the correct use of their medicines, but it also means knowing the limitations of types of dosage forms. The following brief account was tol

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