Pharmacy: What It Is and How It Works, First Edition (Pharmacy Education Series) pdf epub fb2

Pharmacy: What It Is and How It Works, First Edition (Pharmacy Education Series) by William N. Kelly pdf epub fb2

Pharmacy: What It Is and How It Works, First Edition (Pharmacy Education Series) Author: William N. Kelly
Title: Pharmacy: What It Is and How It Works, First Edition (Pharmacy Education Series)
ISBN: 1587160897
ISBN13: 978-1587160899
Other Formats: docx mobi azw mobi
Pages: 384 pages
Publisher: CRC Press; 1 edition (March 18, 2002)
Language: English
Category: Other
Size PDF version: 1816 kb
Size EPUB version: 1337 kb
Subcategory: Medicine & Health Sciences




The pharmacy of today is vastly different from the neighborhood pharmacy of fifty years ago. No longer do pharmacists fill out a prescription as written without question. Pharmacists in some communities work with patients, the patient's doctors, and insurance companies to manage the patient's disease states. Increasingly, they are the point of contact for a patient who has various prescriptions from various doctors, for various illnesses. A doctor may not know all the medications his patient is using, but the pharmacist will.Written as a pharmacy primer, Pharmacy: What It is and How It Works provides an introduction to this field. Broad in scope and extensively referenced, it covers the history of pharmacy and details the different facets of the field. It presents chapters on pharmacy and pharmacists, drug development, the drug use process, drug pricing, pharmaceutical care, information technology, pharmacy automation, and career planning.The pharmaceutical profession is at a crossroads. The changing needs of doctors and patients combined with the changing needs of insurance companies has, in turn, changed what is expected of the pharmacist. The question remains: what is pharmacy's future? Will one organization speak for all facets of the profession? Will pharmacy become a true clinical profession? Pharmacy: What It is and How It Works will prepare you for the changes that are inevitable in this field.