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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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It is also a fact that a large number of chemists and druggists do not employ qualified pharmacists.
In the increasingly competitive environment of the 1980s and 1990s, even more independent druggists joined DA and other franchise chains.
According to the ministry, when giving out more expensive medicines, the druggist should specify the reasons for this in the prescription.
It is a matter of great satisfaction that the federal ministry of health as well as the health departments of all the four provinces have a very effective quality Control checks in place and religiously pursue this objective as far as the Pharmaceutical industry is concerned but this is not the case with regard to the checks of Quality Control at the level of chemists and druggists and store conditions in the hospitals and at the Medical Store Depots (MSDs).
Shortly thereafter, the board sent twenty-five Chicago druggists the following letter:
Or, if marijuana is legalized for medical use, druggists who oppose this will likely face similar dilemmas.
A hard, fast clearance by the Knoxmen, carried by the wind, caught the Druggists unprepared and the ball went to a Knox forward who carefully controlled the ball before putting it past the Pharmacy goalkeeper who made a valiant but futile effort to stop the ball.
With those words, three small-town Arkansas druggists vowed to continue their predatory pricing suit against Arkansas-based Wal-Mart, after losing their case in a four-to-three decision last month in the state supreme court.
Of the three later occurrences of the quotation, the first accompanies a passage casting doubt on the `mortal' nature of the druggist: on a subsequent visit to London, De Quincey `sought him near the stately Pantheon, and found him not', suspecting him to have `evanesced, or evaporated';(2) the second emphasizes that in 1812 the author has been taking opium `unblushingly ever since "the rainy Sunday," and "the stately Pantheon," and the beatific druggist" of 1804';(3) and the third states that by 1816, `no "little" receptacle [of opium] would answer my purpose, who was at a distance from the "stately Pantheon," and all druggists (mortal or otherwise)'.
chemists, druggists and owners of medical stores in Hafizabad took out a rally and staged a sit-in demonstration in Vanike Chowk where their leaders said that they would continue the rallies and strike if the amendment was not withdrawn.
The chemists and druggists who were doing business for over four decades in the same area were now being near to be financially bankrupt as majority of them could not meet their both ends by end of the month.
HAFIZABAD -- The local chemists and druggists as well as general public have expressed their surprise and resentment over the supply of 11 substandard medicines by 5 each pharmaceutical companies of Punjab and Sindh and one from Islamabad not only to the hospitals in the Punjab but also sold to the druggists recently.