Pharmacists provide expert advice on the use and supply of medicines and medical appliances. They ensure that the supply of medicines is within the law. ensuring that the medicines prescribed to patients are suitable. advising patients about medicines, including how to take them, what reactions may occur and answering patients' questions.
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Internships in different settings such as hospitals and retail pharmacies can be helpful
Knowledge about the latest advances in pharmacological science.
Knowledge about technicalities and effects of drugs - generic or name brand
Have a thirst for knowledge to provide better patient care
Knowledge of ethics and law regarding drug prescription
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