I'm wondering if pharamcists are knowledgeable about pain therapies including injections and neurolytic therapies for pain (i.e. epidural steroid injections, intra-articular injections and facet blocks, peripheral nerve blocks, sympathetic blocks, etc.). Basically, do pharamcists have as much knowledge as an anesthesiologist about drug and injection therapies for pain (dosage, how much to inject, side-effects, toxicology, etc.). I would like to know if pharmacists have the ability to accurately prescribe medication after being accurately diagnosed by a physician. For example, if someone in your family had cancer or chronic pain, would a pharmacist with a Pharm.D degree know how to treat the cancer of pain with drugs/intravenous medication better than the physicians themselves? Can pharmacists with a Pharm.D degree be involved in research and development of new drugs for pain, cancer, and mental illnesses?