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European Hospital and Community Pharmacists issue joint statement on future pharmacist roles
  1. Richard Price
  1. Correspondence to Richard Price, USA; richard.price{at}

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The two organisations representing community and hospital pharmacists in Europe have come together to make a declaration on the development of the pharmacy profession.

The joint statement by the Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU) and the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) represents a call to action to national governments to, firstly, enable pharmacists to increase their role in optimising patient use of medicines and, secondly, to improve the systems supporting multi-professional care across Europe.

EAHP and PGEU believe that pharmacists, as experts in medicines, should be …

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