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E-DRUG: Nutrition in health care, any role for pharmacists? (9)
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The Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties has recognized five specialty
practice areas. Current Specialties are:

* NUCLEAR PHARMACY (1978) 
Specialists seek to improve and promote the public's health through the
safe and effective use of radioactive drugs for diagnosis and therapy.  
* NUTRITION SUPPORT PHARMACY (1988) 
Specialists promote the maintenance and/or restoration of optimal
nutritional status, designing and modifying treatment according to the
needs of the patient.  
* ONCOLOGY PHARMACY (1996) 
Specialists recommend, design, implement, monitor and modify
pharmacotherapeutic plans to optimize outcomes in patients with
malignant diseases.  
* PHARMACOTHERAPY (1988) 
Specialists are responsible for ensuring the safe, appropriate, and
economical use of drugs in patient care and frequently serve as a
primary source of drug information for other health care organizations.
* PSYCHIATRIC PHARMACY (1992) 
Specialists address the pharmaceutical care of patients with psychiatric
disorders.  

Adele D. Audet, R.Ph.
MA Department of Public Health
Assistant Director,  Drug Control Program
305 South Street
Jamaica Plain MA 02130
Phone 617-983-6712
FAX    617-524-8062


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