Roles and Responsibilities of Pharmacist

Author(s): Nikos Viazis

Not only is the pharmacist uniquely qualified to affect medication safety at the individual patient level through medication management abilities, but he or she is also uniquely qualified to influence drug safety at the system level, which are an important part of the clinical pharmacist's job, but also to analyse the performance of medication processes and lead redesign efforts to reduce drug-related outcomes that may cause harm. Because of their multiple co-morbidities, the elderly are at risk for adverse medication effects and the amount of medications they frequently consume, can benefit from a focus on medication safety through clinical pharmacy services and medication safety programmes.