The Role of the Pharmacist in Self-Care and Self-Medication
(1998; 17 pages) View the PDF document
Table of Contents
View the documentAcronyms
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Open this folder and view contents3. The increasing importance of self-care and self-medication
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View the documentEducation
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View the documentEthical and commercial factors
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Ethical and commercial factors

Pharmacists survive commercially through product sales, but these should never be their principal focus. Product selection must be appropriate to the need and circumstances of the patient, and based on informed judgement. Additionally, whenever necessary and appropriate, the patient must be referred to a physician.

 

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