Pharmacist & the prescription

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Here is an intersting piece of debate going on in US on the FDAs proposal to authorize the pharmacist to prescribe certain category of drugs. I am fully aware that our pharmacists at the service counter and those in US are not equal in qualification, knoledge and capability. Nevertheless, it is worth knowing the status in US:

http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/AMA-Opposes-Giving-Pharmacists-Prescription-Authority

The irony is here in India the pharma trade community is demanding to dismantle the mandate of pharmacist's service and want to allow any one who carries a certificate of experience in working (could be a sweeper) in a licensed pharmacy!

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Author: Bhagavan P S

I am Bhagavan ,Rtd. Dy Dir.(Pharmacy),Govt of Karnataka, India and currently serving as Registrar, KSPC, Bengaluru, India . I love to write on Hospital pharmacy series related topics out of my experience and observations. Check out my Pharmacist in the Hospital.