Tomorrow's pharmacist blog
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Pharmacists dispensed £270million worth of happiness in2011, with 1 in every 20 items dispensed being an antidepressant. It worries me a little.
As it is very rare to find medicines specifically made forneonates there is often a lot of wastage. The pharmacist I was with remarkedthat if someone set up a company specialising in neonatal medicines they wouldmake a fortune! Another issue when administering medicines to neonates is thetaste and texture of oral formulations because if a medicine tastes unpleasant
Students who pick pharmacy as a career usually do so because they have an interest in science, they want to work with people and have a flair for analysing problems. These students sometimes choose a scientific career because they also prefer subjects that don’t require the need to write lots of essays. The good news is there isn’t a lot of essay writing on a pharmacy course, as we focus on calculations, graph-drawing and multiple choice questions but we must not abandon all knowledge ...
There's currently apoll asking if homoeopathy should be funded by the NHS. I think it's entirely the wrong question toask. We should be asking if drugs shouldbe funded by the NHS. Allow me toexplain.
I completed my two week cross sector placement in community pharmacy last week. I'm going to be honest, it was hard work! Initially, I knew how busy it would be as I had worked at the branch previously.But, unless my memory is failing me, it felt like it had got worse.
I have a confession to make. I have taken a smartdrug. It was not prescribed for me, norwas it bought from a registered pharmacy. It improved my alertness, increased my attention and allowed me to workfor longer. But you can hang up yourcall to the GPhC. I’m talking aboutcaffeine.