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Does the US utilize its pharmacist workforce effectively?

Julia Mozes


Pharmacists are trained for several years at accredited colleges throughout the nation in order to optimize patients’ care plans and improve healthcare outcomes for those they assist. After attending two to four years of undergraduate school, four years of graduate school, and passing the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX,) pharmacists are experts on the subject of drugs, and they utilize their knowledge to ensure their patients receive the best care possible. This article argues that under current healthcare system pharmacist expertise is not optimally used in US.


Pharmacy; Pharmacist; Utilization; Healthcare professional


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