oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - The Naked Patient

Volume 79, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



It always makes me angry when I hear about pharmacists being excluded from the system. A colleague recently ended up in ICU because of a predictable drug interaction. Why was it not identified by the dispensing pharmacist? It happened because the medication was dispensed by a doctor who did not check the patient's medical history. Doctors should not be considered as appropriate substitutes for pharmacists! When are patients going to demand that all their medicine be dispensed by pharmacists?

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