oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - My point of view : cum laude

Volume 79, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



Back in the days, when standing in a retail pharmacy still made up quite a percentage of my monthly working hours, the one thing that used to irritate me most was the patient, or rather client in this case, trying to teach or convince me that this new 'all natural remedy' she had read about in Huisgenoot would actually work much better for her cough than the empirically tried and tested cough syrup that I was suggesting - this of course, only after he/she had asked me for advice and medicine to relieve 'this nagging cough'. A further frustration was that in many cases, 'good' supplements, which I as a pharmacist would have liked to know more about, were advertised to the public in popular magazines at least a month before the manufacturers deemed it necessary to inform pharmacies about it.

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