oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - What role does the pharmacist play in medicine management at ward level? : review
Pharmacists are responsible for the management of medicines to ensure the availability of medicines at an affordable price, while maintaining the quality of the medicines throughout the supply chain. It is the responsibility of the hospital pharmacist to oversee the complete medicine distribution cycle, starting from the prescription according to the diagnosis, choice of medicine, dispensing, preparation and administration of the medicines. Therefore, the pharmacist can fulfil an essential role in ensuring medicine safety within a hospital facility.
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