Intervening through Pharmacy Services

  • Ernest J. Dole


The public, at least in the United States, has long held the pharmaceutical profession in high esteem and pharmacists are among the most accessible healthcare providers (Gallup News Service, 1997). Often the community utilizes the pharmacist as a reliable and available source of medical and pharmaceutical information. The profession of pharmacy has a covenant with society regarding safe and appropriate medication use. Pharmacists possess a unique knowledge base that brings together the pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, toxicology, mechanism of action, adverse effects and interaction potential of pharmaceutical agents. Pharmacists then integrate this knowledge with an in-depth understanding of pathophysiology to improve patient care.


Smoking Cessation Pharmaceutical Care Clinical Pharmacist Pharmacy Service Pharmacy Student 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ernest J. Dole
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  1. 1.Department of Pharmaceutical CareLovelace Health SystemsAlbuquerqueUSA

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