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A 39-year-old member asked:

What is better for q on drug reaction, this site, a pharmacist or an emergency medicine physician?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Meyer
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
It depends: Physician if its a management question. Pharmacist if looking for detailed drug information.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

How to know what is better , a pharmacist or an emergency medicine physician?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 19 years experience
Loaded question-: I'll interpret this question as - who is better to answer detailed questions about a prescribed drug during a busy period in the ed? Better to go through and check drug-drug interactions with the patient , explaining why each interaction occurs? Better in verifying what medication is covered by an insurance plan? To all these questions, it's the pharmacist- not the overworked ed physician.
Last updated Sep 8, 2013


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