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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Drug Store

A drug store or pharmacy is the place where most pharmacists carry out the career of pharmacy. In the community pharmacy a combination of two professions occur - health professionals who are also retailers.

Drug stores generally comprises of a retail storefront along with a dispensary (subject to pharmacy legislation) where medications are stocked up and given out. It is obligatory for the dispensary to have necessities for storage environment, necessary texts, equipment, trained pharmacy technicians, etc., as per the law.

All drug stores are mandatory to possess a pharmacist on standby at all times when open. It is important that the proprietor of a pharmacy must be a registered pharmacist (R.Ph.). In the near future, rather than merely dispensing medication, pharmacists are likely to become more vital within the health care system.


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