What is the difference in where a Pharmacist works?
In retail settings, the pharmacist compounds drugs, orders supplies, may advise physicians on drug interactions, and dispenses medications to people with prescriptions. They’re further responsible for making sure patients understand how to properly use prescription drugs. In hospital settings, pharmacists principally work in the same manner, preparing medications to be sent to appropriate patients, advising doctors on the best medications that do not conflict with others, and ordering supplies as necessary. Some hospital pharmacists also dispense medicines directly to patients, since many hospitals have retail pharmacies on site. A pharmacist in the research setting may be responsible for developing new drugs, testing drugs, administering pharmaceuticals for specific tests, or studying developed drugs for safety and possible interactions. Some work with investigatory agencies like the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to perform safety tests on medications that are waiting for safe