Pharmaceutical care in community pharmacies: practice and research in the US.

@article{Christensen2006PharmaceuticalCI,
  title={Pharmaceutical care in community pharmacies: practice and research in the US.},
  author={Dale B Christensen and Karen B Farris},
  journal={The Annals of pharmacotherapy},
  year={2006},
  volume={40 7-8},
  pages={1400-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the state of community pharmacy, including patient care services, in the US. FINDINGS Chain pharmacies, including traditional chains, mass merchandisers, and supermarkets, comprise more than 50% of community pharmacies in the US. Dispensing of drugs remains the primary focus, yet the incidence of patients being counseled on medications appears to be increasing. More than 25% of independent community pharmacy owners report providing some patient clinical care services… CONTINUE READING

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