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Pharmacists must have an advanced Doctor of Pharmacy degree, and are responsible for filling prescriptions; ensuring medications do not conflict with each other, and provide advice to patients and doctors about possible side effects and alternative therapies.

Pharmacists can work in out-patient pharmacies filling prescriptions, or in hospitals working closely with other professionals to guide the care of very sick patients. Pharmacists also counsel patients on medical devices and equipment that may improve their quality of life.