Tomorrow's pharmacist blog
All posts from: September 2013
Many peers have asked me the same question over the past few years: why do you want to work in the pharmaceutical industry? This was often the natural response, after those around me discovered the summer placement and eventually pre-reg training I was to complete.
When reading about the use of hyaluronic acid in osteoarthritis, I started to look into hyaluronan and found that it is normally present in synovial fluid and is a component of the extracellular matrix. It has a significant role in cell proliferation and migration. Immediately, this links in my brain to cancer biology and the potential role in malignancy.
On a hospital summer placement I spent time in the hospital’sMedicines Information Office. This was a regional centre where they had to becareful not to take calls from outside of the region which required a goodknowledge of regional geography. The particular centre I visited receivedapproximately 200 inquiries a month and was open to members of the public, GPs,
Pharmacy has had more than its fair shareof scandal recently. It began with inappropriatesales of over-the-counter medicines, then moved on to several variants of thespecials procurement theme. I thinkthere's another area pharmacy needs to be more vigilant of: patient confidentiality.