Pharmacist advice on medicines preferred over GPs: study

Pharmacists are the preferred choice of consumers for information and advice regarding medicines, due to their expertise and accessibility, a study reveals.

The findings, published in the BMC Health Services Research journal this month, showed that the majority of both pharmacist and consumer participants saw Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) provision as solely the pharmacist’s role.

In contrast, the majority of GP respondents felt the responsibility to provide CMI was both that of the GP and