oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Where are you positioning yourself for the future of pharmacy? : forum

Volume 81, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



Any pharmacist who is even vaguely interested in pharmacy trends or what the immediate future of pharmacy will look like, would agree that our traditional way of dispensing medication is becoming increasingly inadequate, and that a growing need for therapy management is expected from our clients. Some pharmacists are already providing wider counselling services that extend beyond the traditional notion of how and when to take medication, and potential associated side-effects. Additionally, these pharmacists are increasingly providing a wider range of services, and are being reimbursed for them. If I could simplify this trend, it would be to move away from a dispensing-centric function towards a services-centric function.

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