A chance for pharmacists to prove their worth

Pharmacists need to be up-to-date on the evidence behind the therapeutical actions of complementary medicines, just as they would with any pharmaceutical products, says NSW 2015 Young Pharmacist of the Year Catherine Bronger.

“Some patients come in for complementary medicines. Some patients come in for pharmaceuticals. But the job of a pharmacist is to work out what is going on with that patient and then recommend the most appropriate evidence-based product for that patient, whether it’s a pharmaceutical or complementary medicine,” says Ms Bronger, who is a speaker at the Blackmores Institute