Pharmacists are health care professionals that are experts on drugs and medication. They develop and prescribe drugs and medication to help prevent, treat and manage disease and disorders. Pharmacists ensure that patients receive and correctly use the medications they need to stay healthy and/or treat their disease or condition.
Pharmacists typically offer services in pharmacies but also work in hospitals, the government or the pharmaceutical industry. Some pharmacy services include:
In Ontario, “Pharmacist” is a regulated profession subject to the Practice Policies and Guidelines, Standards of Practice, and Code of Ethics defined by The Ontario College of Pharmacists. For more information on regulatory colleges, view our What is a Regulatory College page.
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