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Yesterday’s discussion of a pharmacist’s right to refuse filling prescriptions based on moral or legal grounds generated some great discussion. I appreciate the thoughtful discussion of the commenters as well as two posts on the topic by Prof Janet Stemwedel. The first draws from her older post on the topic nearly two years ago, illustrating…

So reads the title of an excellent essay Medscape has reprinted from a recent issue of the American Journal of Health-Systems Pharmacists by Emily Evans (free reg req’d). Evans is a Pharm.D. faculty member at the College of Pharmacy of the University of Louisiana at Monroe. She writes: In Texas, three pharmacists are fired for…

Long ago in a place far away, I was a full-time pharmacy professor. I love pharmacy students, almost as much as I love medical and nursing students. But, to me, pharmacy students were special because they would one day be the frontline health professional seen first by the majority of the public. I took very…

Medscape Pharmacists has a great article up by Jacqueline Kostwick on modern options for a careers in pharmacy (free reg required). The article is directed toward already-practicing pharmacists who are looking to move within the profession, but it is also a great primer for the prospective student. For those of you who think that pharmacy…

While we’re on the topic of death and acknowledging that 70-ish is a life well-lived, I’d note that experimental pharmacologist and legendary gonzo journalist, Dr Hunter S Thompson, would have been 69 yesterday. His widow, Anita, keeps a blog at their fortified Owl Farm estate and posted this loving tribute to The Good Doctor yesterday.

We have a winner!

Monday’s contest to win $50 decoding the chemical and historical nature of the Terra Sigillata banner masthead got such a response that I didn’t even expect it. Amazingly, one entrant answered 4 of the 5 questions correctly, with the 5th being closest of anyone. I’ll be contacting the lucky feller forthwith regarding delivery of his…

I’ve never properly acknowledged the commercial artist, Mr Brien O’Reilly of SaBOR Design, who designed the content-rich, scientific eye-candy banner in the masthead above for the Sb version of Terra Sigillata. So, I’d like to kick off the week raising awareness of the banner and advertising Mr O’Reilly’s talents and services by asking some questions…

As someone who has been associated with colleges of pharmacy as student or professor for 25 years, I feel compelled to weigh in on the debate raging in the US between a pharmacist’s right of conscientious objection to filling certain prescriptions and their responsibilities as a licensed health professional of the state. I originally intended…