There is a difference between the practice of pharmacy and the science that is pharmacology. Pharmacology is the science of how drugs work in the body as well as how the body affects drugs.
Pharmacology is an important subject in the study and practice of pharmacy. The practice of pharmacy involves our patients as humans and often thier pets. The pharmacist must have a thorough knowledge of drugs, thier actions, side effects, and complications. A pharmacist must have excellent communication skills with both patients and other healthcare providers. An excellent source for information are the college of pharmacy, The American Pharmacist Association, and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.
Allen Graber, BSPharm RPh