Tomorrow's pharmacist blog
I checked my first item as a pharmacist last week. Itwas a prescription of paracetamol suspensionfor a one year old child. I remember a tutor telling some students that you'llalways remember checking your first item, then she rolled off what hers was. Iremember thinking how peculiar that was. Is it the fact that as pharmacists we
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.
So here I am,breaking the silence and rising from a black hole of absent blogs as a full-onpharmacist!