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Hypertension

12 October 2010

Pharmacist not just pill counters

According to a pair of new reports, pharmacists can help reign in high blood pressure, which plays a major role in strokes and heart failure.

Pharmacists can do much more for their customers than count pills. According to a pair of new reports, for instance, they can help reign in high blood pressure, which plays a major role in strokes and heart failure.

"Pharmacists are an untapped resource," said Ernst, of the University of Iowa in Iowa City. "They have the skills and the training to be involved in the management of those patients."

 

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Dr Jacomien de Villiers qualified as a specialist physician at the University of Pretoria in 1995. She worked at various clinics at the Department of Internal Medicine, Steve Biko Hospital, these include General Internal Medicine, Hypertension, Diabetes and Cardiology. She has run a private practice since 2001, as well as a consultant post at the Endocrine Clinic of Steve Biko Hospital.

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