A few weeks ago I put the challenge out for pharmacists to describe what you do as if you were trying to be clear to an eighth grader. We got a number of great responses, including this one that our staff committee of pharmacists and nonpharmacists picked as their favorite:
"Pharmacists help people get well, stay healthy, feel better, and save money. We help people safely use vaccines that prevent infections, medicines that cure diseases or prevent them from getting worse, and vitamins, supplements, or special foods to improve health and wellness. But most importantly, we’re near your home, easy to talk to, good at answering questions, and care about you and your family."
The winner, JMOB, will receive a copy of The Practitioner's Quick Reference to Nonprescription Drugs, by Cindy Knapp Dlugosz.
The Practitioner’s Quick Reference to Nonprescription Drugs contains information from the American Pharmacists Association’s comprehensive Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs: An Interactive Approach to Self-Care, 16th edition. The information has been edited and formatted to include only the content that practitioners are most likely to need during self-care consultations with patients. The book covers 25 common self-treatable conditions including acne, common cold, cough, fever, and headache. The Practitioner’s Quick Reference to Nonprescription Drugs is a must-have resource for busy health practitioners!
Thanks to everyone who submitted their job descriptions!