Pharmacists are medication experts who use their professional knowledge to prepare and dispense prescription medications, ensure medicines and doses are correct, prevent harmful drug interactions, and provide counseling to patients on the safe use of their medications. Pharmacists posses a unique knowledge and specialized expertise about the composition of medicines, including their chemical, biological, and physical properties, as well as their manufacture and use. A pharmacist helps people get the best results from their medications.
A good Pharmacist must posses the following characteristics – a good memory, attention to detail, scientific aptitude, interest in continual learning, empathy, and altruism, and skills such as leadership, time management, teamwork, communication, problem solving, counseling, and analytical thinking.
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Pharmacists Are On the Frontlines of Healthcare!!