oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - What should pharmacists do to fulfil their professional obligations? : pharmaceutical practitioner

Volume 78, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



Do we live up to the expectations that patients, medical aids, statutory bodies, the institutions that trained us and our peers have of us?

When we receive a prescription with an obvious error in it, what happens? Do we just ignore it and argue that that is what the prescriber wanted, and he / she will have to accept ultimate responsibility for it? Or do we phone them and hesitantly ask if that is what they wanted? Or do we professionally express our opinion on the suggested dosage, interaction possibilities, and offer alternatives to the prescribed item?

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