Originally Posted by notafraid87
This is why our profession will never make progress. I chose to become a pharmacist to be an expert in medicine, but sometimes I wish the pharmacy school curriculum would give us some training in diagnosing patients. Whenever we would come up with an idea to add more roles for our profession, it seems as if other health professionals would snatch it away from us...
We're just not diagonisticians.
I mean the best, realistic theory is for an MD to write a diagnosis on the prescription and then then PharmD to prescribe the medication to conform with patient's allergies, insurance, brand/generic desire, etc. But it's just not ever gonna happen.
And personally the idea of Joe Sixpack patient being able to buy beta-blockers without an Rx is just laughable. The general public thinks OTC meds are completely safe and taking 4-5 or even 6 of any of them is no big deal. Why is Tylenol the #1 cause of liver failure admissions in this country?