Evolution in the practice of pharmacy--not a revolution!

Pearson, Glen J.
April 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/24/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 9, p1295
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the significant growth and development in the practice of pharmacy. He asserts that in the past, pharmacists have limited roles, but by 1960, marked the start of rapid transition. He mentions that it involves expansion of the scope of pharmacy practice and assumptions of the authority to prescribe medication in defined situations. He believes that these transitions will improve health outcomes by optimizing drug therapy for patients and enhanced health care systems.


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