Prescribing pharmacists – the future
A doctor writes prescriptions! He checks you up, tests you, talks to you, looks at you from the outside as well as from the inside, and, at the end, he treats you! For this, he has to write prescriptions. You, as a patient, take that prescription to a pharmacy and receive the meds you need! The pharmacist, until now, was the best trained professional at reading the doctor’s handwriting. But things are changing, pharmacists are granted more professional responsibilities which are more suitable for their level of medical knowledge.
This article has been written by Johnathan Laird, a pharmacist from Scotland, with whom we already had the pleasure of collaborating. You can find his work here. Today, he is writing about the future in pharmaceutical healthcare: pharmacist that can prescribe independently. (more…)