Trends and events in American pharmacy, 1852-2002.

George B. Griffenhagen, David Brushwood, John Parascandola, Stephen Schondelmeyer

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The mid-19th century was a watershed for the governance of American pharmacy, marked by the founding of APhA in 1852 and the recognition that pharmacists had a duty to protect patients' health and welfare. Drug therapy has undergone a dramatic transformation since the pharmacological shotgun approach of the mid-1880s, propelled by progress in the biomedical sciences, including the recent genetics revolution. The rising number and cost of prescriptions is a leading public policy issue and a contributing factor to the current shortage of pharmacists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S24-25
JournalJournal of the American Pharmaceutical Association (Washington,D.C. : 1996)
Issue number5 Suppl 1
StatePublished - 2002

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