The more I think about it the more I feel that most pharmacists are one step away from being obsolete. That step may be a change in regulation/law, a rise in mail-order pharmacy, greater automation requiring less pharmacists, remote dispensing, or basically any method that allows more scripts to be filled with fewer pharmacists. I'm no expert but it seems the business model of having a pharmacy on every street corner is entirely unsustainable and like many other industries and many other brick and mortar operations there will be streamlining in the future and I worry that many pharmacy jobs will be casualties of that streamlining. Now normally I wouldn't worry about this but pharmacists are notoriously bad at demonstrating their value to the public. I feel it would be way too easy to pass a law that decreases the need for pharmacists or to have insurance companies all decide that mail order is the way to go. I really doubt the public would bat an eye at any of this if it were to happen. What do you guys think? Do you feel the future of retail is safe or is it possible that in the future there will simply be less of a need for pharmacists?