Clinical pharmacists help prescribers and patients make informed decisionsBMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2960 (Published 02 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2960
- Alice Victoria Gilbert, senior clinical pharmacist1
- 1Royal Darwin Hospital and Northern Territory Mental Health Service, Royal Darwin Hospital, Tiwi, NT 0810, Australia
McCartney reminds us that sweet temptations gifted with education by drug companies are never “free.”1
I am a pharmacist in a tertiary teaching hospital, in psychiatry. Aripiprazole long acting injection (ALAI) was recently added to the Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). A pharmaceutical representative educated our prescribers on ALAI at the medical weekly meeting. The rep provided lunch.
Her opening line “I’m not here to sell anything, I am …