I am just stepping in pharm school. So I still rely mostly on this forum to learn about the "real" issues of this profession. Long story short, I see intense tension in many threads between physicians and pharmacists. Is this cultural? Peple focused on money and status. I come from a country where physicians do not make much money, they are very highly respected though. I could easily say that their sole reason to become a physician is to HELP people with NO and (s)....and that's probably why we don't have that kind of tensionsb/w professions in that part of the world. I personally see pharmacy and medicine as very distinct disciples although close professions. One focuses on drugs (chemistry) the other diagnosis (biology). So why the constant fighting over taking each others responsibilities. I don't think a pharmacist should perscribe and I don't see why a physician would feel any better than a physician, UNLESS if we factor in money and status.... I might be wrong, naive or may be ignorant of both professions However, I am sure the culture/values has a lot to do with this issue. Just a thought.