Tomorrow's pharmacist blog
DISCLAIMER: Although I wish I was, I do not stand to gain anything from Karin Herzog UK. Fans of Ben Goldacre may be pleased to know that this blog contains a healthy dose of scepticism. Additionally, I have only scraped the surface in the debate.There are probably many things that mymum and the Duchess of Cambridge have in common (such as a fondness for acertain Prince!). But one that I recently discovered was her promotion of KarinHerzog.
What would community pharmacylook like in Wonderland? Join me as we tumbledown the rabbit hole...
You would not be hailed as thenext Nostradamus for predicting the current state of the pharmacy jobmarket. It's an inevitable consequenceof a more than doubling of the number of schools of pharmacy within the lastdecade. A stagnating economy andausterity healthcare budget don't help.
Admit it. For all the paperwork they harassed you with,you'll miss your PCT, even if only because you knew what you were getting. It's too late to send your farewell card -today they are gone.
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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.