oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - The professional role and place of the pharmacist in the healthcare team : my point of view

Volume 78, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



In 1999, Morgal and Almarsdóttir stated that the profession had lost three of the four pillars of the structure that has been the mainstay of its work since the eighth century: drug procurement, drug storage and the compounding of drugs. At that stage, they stated that only the last and fourth function, the task of dispensing, remained. In South Africa, however, we already had dispensing doctors at that time and, by completing a course, almost any allied health professional can now "dispense".

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