Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Pharmacists relish evolving role in industry

From the Saskatoon Star Phoenix:
A passion for science combined with a desire to work with people equals the perfect prescription for a successful career as a pharmacist.

It's a profession in high demand in B.C. as well in the rest of the world, and with pharmacists taking on additional roles to provide health-care services in the province, it's becoming an even more interesting career option.

Beginning this fall, B.C. pharmacists will be able to administer injections to patients -- including the H1N1 flu vaccine, which will reduce the pressure on doctors' offices and make it more convenient for people to protect themselves from the virus.

Earlier this year, the province also gave pharmacists the authority to renew and alter prescriptions without first sending patients to their doctor's office. ...more

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