Tomorrow's pharmacist blog
All posts from: March 2013
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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.