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pharmacist

 [fahr´mah-sist]
a person licensed to prepare, compound, and dispense drugs upon written order (prescription) from a licensed practitioner such as a physician, dentist, or advanced practice nurse. A pharmacist is a health care professional who cooperates with, consults with, and sometimes advises the licensed practitioner concerning drugs.

For a licensed pharmacist, five years of education is a minimum, and some curricula require six years. This gives the pharmacist advanced knowledge of the chemical and physical properties of drugs and their available dosage forms, and he or she is thus qualified to play a key role in supplying information about drugs (both prescription and over-the-counter) to patients—those to whom such information is most important. Since the pharmacist may be the last health care professional to communicate with the patient or a significant other before the medication is taken, he or she is therefore in an ideal position to discuss the drug with those concerned. The discussion may include any side effects associated with the drug, its stability under various conditions, its toxicity, its dosage, and its route of administration, all of which may be reassuring to the patient and be of benefit in helping insure patient compliance with the drug regimen.

drug·gist

(drŭg'ist),
Older but still common term for pharmacist.

druggist

/drug·gist/ (drug´ist) pharmacist.

druggist

(drŭg′ĭst)
n.
A pharmacist or person who sells drugs in a store.

drug·gist

(drŭg'ist)
Older but still common term for pharmacist.
See also: chemist

druggist

pharmacist.
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According to the ministry, when giving out more expensive medicines, the druggist should specify the reasons for this in the prescription.
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Addressing Press Conference, Chairman of the Chemists and Druggists Association Hafiz Amanat Ali and General Secretary Khalid Akhtar said that the amendment has created sense of harassment among them.
Meanwhile, the meeting of Chemists and Druggists Association (CDA) Larkana was held under the chairmanship of President CDA Tarique Nazir Shaikh regarding the new health policies Sindh government and discussed on various matters relating to drug business and problems of traders owing to new amendment in Sindh Druggists rule 2010 by repealing the 1979.
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Happel declared that druggists should be made to comply with the recordkeeping requirements of the statute, and with its prohibition of the sale of poisons to children under ten years of age.
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