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(less commonly), pharmaceutist
a person qualified to prepare and dispense drugs



a highly skilled dispenser of drugs. In the USSR, pharmacists must complete a higher medical education.

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He hoped that the health department would soon take step to fill the vacant posts of pharmacists in the city as well as in other hospitals of the province.
94% of Canadians have a positive impression of pharmacists, more than doctors, teachers, military officers or police officers.
As the most accessible healthcare professionals, Australias 29,000 pharmacists who work in a range of healthcare areas are highly-trained health professionals in communities who help to improve overall health outcomes for consumers.
Javed said that they had met with KP health minister last year to approve the professional allowances for pharmacists but despite the lapse of one year the summary did not approve yet.
Findings included: For prescription one, none of the pharmacists referred the patient back to the doctor and only 12 out of 80 pharmacists refused to dispense the prescription.
The Pharmacist Association of Alberta says the landmark move validates the expanding role pharmacists have increasingly found themselves taking on.
Women like Melissa Kelley, a thirty-five-year-old mother in Allentown, Pennsylvania, are finding, according to the Prevention story, that not only pharmacists but also pro-life gynecologists and family doctors are refusing to let them get their birth control pills.
Community pharmacists who work for a large firm may progress into management and with experience and some money behind them may buy their own business.
A recent article in The Washington Post noted an increasing number of pharmacists who refuse to fill birth control prescriptions, citing religious objections for doing so.
The bill is still in early form and would not penalize pharmacists who refuse to provide contraceptives.
NeighborCare recently launched an Evidence Based Medicine training program for consultant pharmacists aimed at saving skilled nursing centers money and decreasing resident adverse drug reactions.
Department of Health, Education and Welfare, through Medicare's Conditions of Participation, required that pharmacy services provided in nursing homes include consultant pharmacists.