oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Documenting interventions within community pharmacy : pharmaceutical practitioner

Volume 79, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



Community pharmacies have always been connected to medicines, and to providing healthcare services to society.

The role of the pharmacist has evolved over the past three decades, and in many settings, the pharmacist's role has shifted from a primary focus on medication dispensing, to one of providing patient care. Traditionally, the practice of a pharmacist has been that of interpreting, evaluating, and implementing medical orders and dispensing medications. However, the practice of pharmacy has expanded to include determining optimal, evidence-based medication management, monitoring adverse drug events, educating patients on medication use, and collaborating with other health professionals in the management of acute and chronic diseases.

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