A pharmacy store in Ogun State, southwest Nigeria.
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For many reasons, drug users are shifting from the use of conventional psychoactive drugs such as cannabis, cocaine and heroin to pharmaceutical drugs for non-medical purposes.
Seniors may need help shopping, picking up prescriptions, and connecting with others.
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Look out for your elderly parents, family members, friends and neighbors. It could save their lives.
Legislation that expands the types of services offered by pharmacies may also benefit their profits.
Expanding the services offered by pharmacies can have positive effects on health outcomes — and profits.
Current guidance is not leading to cost-effective practice.
Pharmacies could be doing more for public health.
It depends where you live whether pharmacies can offer services like emergency contraception and health checks.
Safeway pharmacist Ronak Amin is shown at his work station at the store in Wheaton, Maryland, February 13 2015.
Pharmacists are trained to do far more than dispensing medicine, but outdated policies keep them from taking on a greater role in patient care.
Why should women not be in charge of their own contraception if it’s safe for them to do so?
Women using the contraceptive pill currently require a prescription from a doctor and to return once a year to renew it. But recent research suggests the relative safety of this oral contraceptive means…