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Pharmacist

Pharmacists supply, dispense and manufacture medicines and pharmaceutical products in hospitals and community pharmacies, and advise on their appropriate use. They also conduct research into the formulation, production, storage, quality control and distribution of medicines and pharmaceutical products.

Duties & Tasks
Pharmacists may perform the following tasks:
  • prepare or supervise the dispensing of medicines, ointments and tablets
  • provide advice about how medicines are to be taken or used in the safest and most effective way in the treatment of common ailments
  • advise consumers and other health professionals about medicines (both prescription and over-the-counter medicines), including appropriate selection, dosage and drug interactions, potential side effects and therapeutic effects
  • select, advise on and supply non-prescription medicine, sick room supplies and other products
  • develop legal and professional practice standards, and advise on government controls and regulations concerning the manufacture and supply of medicines
  • work in the research and development of medicines and other health-related products
  • manage pharmacies or pharmaceutical companies.
  • Personal requirements
    - careful and methodical
  • able to work independently
  • good communication skills.
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