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Clinical development of fixed combination medicinal products

What advice should students and practitioners consider when selecting the option of becoming a pharmacy law, regulatory affairs, or public policy pharmacist? One respondent provided a broad-based statement that captured what many were also saying: student pharmacists “need the ability to study and understand federal and state regulations and apply them to diverse practice settings in addition to various accreditation program criteria while keeping public and patient safety top of mind.” Another respondent summed up the patient and public safety side that is appealing to the group: “always question what is in the best interest for patients.” 3 Critical Factor Ratings Interaction With People Interaction with people was a mid-range response for this group. Of interest is that less than 1% indicate that they work in patient care services areas. = 4.9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 None of my time All of my time Conducting Physical Assessments Conducting physical assessments was the lowest-rated critical factor by the respondents. There was no mention of any respondent conducting physical assessment in their roles. = 1.3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 None of my time All of my time Interpreting Laboratory Values Interpreting lab values was the second lowest critical factor. Some respondents indirectly get lab values through the clinical trials where they work but rarely are asked to interpret them. = 1.7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 None of my time All of my time Continuity of Relationships The extent to which these respondents have ongoing or long-term relationships with patients varies by practice setting. Those in roles that have an impact on patients also may be involved in patient advocacy groups and thereby have some ongoing relationships.