What Do Pharmacists Do?

Currently operating from Woodbury Pharmacy, Maher Ishak has performed as a pharmacist for over two decades. Originally earning his degree from Cairo University’s Faculty of Pharmacy, Maher Ishak has garnered positive reviews from his Woodbury Pharmacy clients and has held positions at hospitals and pharmacies throughout New York. Being a pharmacist requires numerous skill sets, and the following looks at some of the responsibilities of these professionals.

The primary duty of pharmacists involves distributing medication to clients. In addition to selecting the right dosages and brands for their customers, pharmacists also counsel them about the pharmaceuticals and their side effects. They also monitor what drugs a person takes to ensure that the combination of pharmaceuticals does not harm the patient. Years ago, pharmacists needed to mix different drugs to produce a compound. However, that element of the profession has decreased in importance with the rise of the pharmaceutical industry.

Hospital pharmacists generally perform more tasks than the typical drugstore pharmacist. Among these extra duties are creating intravenous sterile solutions, consulting with doctors, and designing drug regimens for patients.

To become a pharmacist, one must earn a degree in the field from an accredited school of pharmacy. Moreover, in every state of the United States, a pharmacist must acquire a license from a regulating agency.

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