Here's a Fun Way to Find Out What Pharmacists Really Do
October 26, 2015
Did you know that pharmacists can help you sort out potential drug-drug interactions? And that, when pharmacists are able to provide clinical services, more people are likely to get chronic conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes under control?
Want to see a cartoon illustrating all that?
For those who may suspect that pharmacists do little more with their days than count pills, WhatPharmacistsDo.org provides a wake-up call that's colorful, dynamic and evidence-based.
The site's single page is an infographic featuring cartoons and reader-friendly blurbs that explain pharmacists' vital role in keeping communities healthy, reducing hospital trips and saving taxpayer dollars. But don't think that just because WhatPharmacistsDo.org takes a comical approach to sharing information its creator doesn't mean business. Designed by Henry Liang, a pharmacy student at the University of British Columbia, the site can serve as a tool for advocacy as well as community education.
Once you're done viewing the site (take your time scrolling, so you can see the dynamic illustrations in action), you'll be well aware of the many ways that a pharmacist can help tailor care and treatment just for you in place of a doctor's office visit -- or a consult with the notoriously unreliable "Doctor Internet."
Olivia Ford is a contributing editor for TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com.
This article was provided by TheBody.
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