What will Professor King make of this study?
Professor Stephen King might not like pharmacists selling complementary medicines — but he won’t find support in the literature.
On the contrary, a new literature review suggests pharmacists should be recommending complementary medicines, not just warning of possible risks.
It is no longer “ethically or professionally acceptable” for pharmacists to ignore patients’ use of complementary medicines, the reviewers concluded after examining 171 studies, including examples from Australia, Canada and the US.
Use is expected to grow, creating a