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Reading and discussion: The effectiveness of telepharmacy

Telepharmacy: a pharmacist’s perspective on the clinical benefits and challenges

This is a comprehensive review of telepharmacy from a pharmacist’s perspective. This article provides background information on the history, development, the structure of telepharmacy and how pharmacists are involved. This should serve as supplementary information.

More importantly, it debates the pros and cons of telepharmacy. After reading the essay, please discuss the following questions:

  • What are the strength and weaknesses of telepharmacy? Do these points apply to your scenario/country?

  • How do you think telepharmacy support traditional face-to-face pharmaceutical services?

  • Which parts of face-to-face pharmaceutical services are not replaceable by telepharmacy?

  • This article is written in 2016, how do you think COVID have changed the perspective on telepharmacy?

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