The most common type of Pharmacist is a community pharmacist who traditionally works in a pharmacy (chemist shop, UK) and is in charge of the dispensing of prescription medications. Hospital pharmacists work in hospital pharmacies and are in charge of the drug dispensing within the hospital. Others may work in research relating to the pharmaceutical industry, researching new drugs and other health and nutrition issues. There are also specific specialty pharmacists, some of them being veterinary, oncology, clinical, nuclear, consultant and industrial. Specialists work within specific areas of medicine and have expertise and experience in these particular areas.

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