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Pharmacists Expand Role To Help Educate And Coach Patients
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 | Michelle Andrews | Kaiser Health News

The average adult fills about a dozen prescriptions and refills every year; after age 65, they fill more than 30 prescriptions annually. For many people, their local pharmacist may be as familiar as their doctor — and often a lot easier to get time with. Some pharmacists are building on that position, expanding their role from drug dispenser to drug educator and chronic disease coach.

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