Pharmacist

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Pharmacists, also known as chemists (Commonwealth English) or druggists (North American and, archaically, Commonwealth English), are health professionals who practice in pharmacy, the field of health sciences focusing on safe and effective medication use.wikipedia
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Pharmacists, also known as chemists (Commonwealth English) or druggists (North American and, archaically, Commonwealth English), are health professionals who practice in pharmacy, the field of health sciences focusing on safe and effective medication use.
One of the key divisions is by level of control, which distinguishes prescription drugs (those that a pharmacist dispenses only on the order of a physician, physician assistant, or qualified nurse) from over-the-counter drugs (those that consumers can order for themselves).

Medical prescription

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In some jurisdictions, pharmacists have prescriptive authority to either independently prescribe under their own authority or in collaboration with a primary care physician through an agreed upon protocol called a collaborative practice agreement.
The term often refers to a health care provider's written authorization for a patient to purchase a prescription drug from a pharmacist.

Bachelor of Pharmacy

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Among other licensing requirements, different countries require pharmacists to hold either a Bachelor of Pharmacy, Master of Pharmacy, or Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
In many countries, this degree is a prerequisite for registration to practice as a pharmacist.

Over-the-counter counseling

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provision of and counseling about non-prescription or over-the-counter drugs
Over-the-counter counseling (or OTC counseling) refers to the counseling that a pharmacist may provide on the subject of initiating, modifying, or stopping an over-the-counter (OTC) drug product.

Pharmacy technician

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supervising pharmacy technicians and other staff Pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy premises in the United Kingdom are regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) for England, Scotland and Wales and by the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland for Northern Ireland.
A pharmacy technician is a health care provider who performs pharmacy-related functions, generally working under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist.

Pharmacy school

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In most countries, pharmacists must obtain a university degree at a pharmacy school or related institution, and/or satisfy other national/local credentialing requirements.
The basic requirement for pharmacists to be considered for registration is an undergraduate or postgraduate pharmacy degree from a recognized university.

Collaborative practice agreement

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In some jurisdictions, pharmacists have prescriptive authority to either independently prescribe under their own authority or in collaboration with a primary care physician through an agreed upon protocol called a collaborative practice agreement.
A collaborative practice agreement is a legal document in the United States that establishes a formal relationship between pharmacists (often clinical pharmacy specialists) and collaborating physicians for the purpose of establishing a legal and ethical basis for pharmacists to participate in collaborative drug therapy management.

Consultant pharmacist

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Consultant pharmacist
A consultant pharmacist is a pharmacist who works as a consultant providing expert advice on the use of medications or on the provision of pharmacy services to medical institutions, medical practices and individual patients.

Auxiliary label

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An auxiliary label or cautionary and advisory label (CAL) is a label added on to a dispensed medication package by a pharmacist in addition to the usual prescription label.

Veterinary pharmacist

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Veterinary pharmacist
A veterinary pharmacist is a specially trained pharmacist who dispenses veterinary drugs and supplies or products and advice to owners of companion animals and livestock.

Clinical pharmacy

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Clinical pharmacy specialist
Clinical pharmacists care for patients in all health care settings but the clinical pharmacy movement initially began inside hospitals and clinics.

Scope of practice

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Depending on the legal scope of practice, pharmacists may contribute to prescribing (also referred to as "pharmacist prescriber") and administering certain medications (e.g., immunizations) in some jurisdictions.
In most jurisdictions, health care professions with scope of practice laws and regulations include any profession within health care that requires a license to practice such as physicians, surgeon's assistant, nurses, dietitians, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacist and dentists among many others.

Canadian Pharmacists Association

The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) is the national professional organization for pharmacists in Canada.
CPhA is the national voice of Pharmacists in Canada, representing pharmacists practising in various fields of pharmacy in community, hospital, academia, government and corporate settings, plus pharmacy students.

Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada

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Specific requirements for practice vary across provinces, but generally include a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from a recognized university, successful completion of a national board examination through the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada, and practical experience through an apprenticeship/internship program.
It currently assesses the qualifications of 2 pharmacy professional candidates seeking licensure - pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, on behalf the pharmacy regulatory authorities (PRAs) of all provinces except Quebec, and the Certificate of Qualification issued by the PEBC is a requirement to license in all provinces except Quebec.

Over-the-counter drug

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provision of and counseling about non-prescription or over-the-counter drugs
1) Prescription Only Medication (POM), which are legally available only with a valid prescription from a prescriber. A pharmacist has to be on the premises for POM medicines to be dispensed, required by law. The medicine has been specifically prescribed for the patient holding the prescription, so it is considered safe for only the recipient to take. Just a small example of these include most antibiotics and all antidepressants or antidiabetic medications. Drugs included as POM are high-strength painkillers such as oxycodone and tramadol, medications such as sildenafil (Viagra) and diazepam (Valium), and certain topical preparations such as corticosteroids. These medicines are often sold by drug dealers, especially those marked as "CD POM," which are controlled due to abuse risk such as dipipanone, temazepam, and methadone.

Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain

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The role of regulatory and professional body on the mainland was previously carried out by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, which remained as a professional body after handing over the regulatory role to the GPhC in 2010.
It was the statutory regulatory and professional body for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in England, Scotland and Wales.

Pharmacists Council of Nigeria

The Profession is Regulated by a Government Statutory body called the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria.
It determines what standard of knowledge and skill are to be attained by persons seeking to become pharmacists in Nigeria

Pharmacy (shop)

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In the United Kingdom, most pharmacists working in the National Health Service practice in hospital pharmacy or community pharmacy.
At the pharmacy, a pharmacist oversees the fulfillment of medical prescriptions and is available to give advice on their offerings of over-the-counter drugs.

General Pharmaceutical Council

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Pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy premises in the United Kingdom are regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) for England, Scotland and Wales and by the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland for Northern Ireland.
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is the body responsible for the independent regulation of the pharmacy profession within England, Scotland and Wales, responsible for the regulation of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy premises.

Drug interaction

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Pharmacists undergo university-level education to understand the biochemical mechanisms and actions of drugs, drug uses, therapeutic roles, side effects, potential drug interactions, and monitoring parameters.
Drug interactions can be checked for free online with interaction checkers (note that not all drug interaction checkers provide the same results, and only a drug information expert, such as a pharmacist, should interpret results or provide advice on managing drug interactions)

Etienne J. Caire

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Etienne J. Caire, Louisiana politician
Etienne Joseph Caire, I, (September 17, 1868 – July 16, 1955), was a businessman, pharmacist, planter, and banker from Edgard in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, who was the Republican nominee for Governor of Louisiana in 1928.

Charles Alderton

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Charles Courtice Alderton (June 21, 1857 – May 29, 1941) was an American pharmacist, and the creator of the carbonated soft drink Dr Pepper.

British National Formulary

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A pass mark in the GPhC registration assessment (formally an exam). This includes a closed-book paper and an open-book/mental calculations paper (using the British National Formulary and the GPhC's "Standards of Conduct, Ethics and Performance" document as reference sources). The student must achieve an overall mark of 70%, which must include at least 70% in the calculations section of the open-book paper. From June 2016, the assessment will involve two papers, as before but the use of a calculator will now be allowed. However, reference sources will no longer be allowed in the assessment. Instead, relevant extracts of the British National Formulary will be provided within the assessment paper.
It is used by pharmacists and doctors (both general practitioners (GPs) and specialist practitioners), and by other prescribing healthcare professionals (such as nurses, pharmacy technicians, paramedics, and dentists); as a reference for correct dosage, indication, interactions and side effects of drugs.

Doctor of Pharmacy

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Among other licensing requirements, different countries require pharmacists to hold either a Bachelor of Pharmacy, Master of Pharmacy, or Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
Pharmacy Council of Pakistan (PCP) is the professional regulatory authority for Pharmacists in Pakistan.

Chuck Hopson

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Chuck Hopson, American politician
Charles L. Hopson, II, known as Chuck Hopson (born September 18, 1941), is a pharmacist and businessman in Jacksonville, Texas, who from 2001 to 2013 was a member of the Texas House of Representatives for District 11, which includes Cherokee, Houston, Panola and Rusk counties in the northeastern portion of his state.