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Clinical pharmacists can fill in healthcare gaps

Los Angeles Times, November 30, 2009
A growing subset of pharmacists, called clinical pharmacists, provide direct care and use their expertise to ensure that patients receive the most appropriate medications and that they take them properly. These professionals often spend time with patients that physicians cannot, and evidence shows that when clinical pharmacists collaborate with physicians, they improve health outcomes. In addition, with their extensive knowledge of available drugs, pharmacists can help to save money by using the most cost-effective ones.