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Pharmacy

Pharmacy is the health profession that links the health sciences with the chemical sciences and it is charged with ensuring the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs. The word derives from the Greek: φάρμακον (pharmakon), meaning "drug" or "medicine" (the earliest form of the word is the Mycenaean Greek pa-ma-ko, attested in Linear B syllabic script).

The scope of pharmacy practice includes more traditional roles such as compounding and dispensing medications, and it also includes more modern services related to health care, including clinical services, reviewing medications for safety and efficacy, and providing drug information. Pharmacists, therefore, are the experts on drug therapy and are the primary health professionals who optimize medication use to provide patients with positive health outcomes.

An establishment in which pharmacy (in the first sense) is practiced is called a pharmacy, chemist's or drug store. In the United States and Canada, drug stores commonly sell not only medicines, but also miscellaneous items such as candy (sweets), cosmetics, and magazines, as well as light refreshments or groceries.

The word pharmacy is derived from its root word pharma which was a term used since the 15th–17th centuries. In addition to pharma responsibilities, the pharma offered general medical advice and a range of services that are now performed solely by other specialist practitioners, such as surgery and midwifery. The pharma (as it was referred to) often operated through a retail shop which, in addition to ingredients for medicines, sold tobacco and patent medicines. The pharmas also used many other herbs not listed.

In its investigation of herbal and chemical ingredients, the work of the pharma may be regarded as a precursor of the modern sciences of chemistry and pharmacology, prior to the formulation of the scientific method.

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Ohio State University-Main Campus
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Scholarships for Pharmacy Majors

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APIASF/United Health Foundation Scholarship

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

$5,000 January 10, 2019 See Details

APIASF/United Health Foundation Scholarship

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

award

$5,000

deadline

January 10, 2019
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APIASF/Target Scholarship

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

$2,500 January 10, 2019 See Details

APIASF/Target Scholarship

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

award

$2,500

deadline

January 10, 2019
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Nicholas and Mary Trivillian Scholarship

Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation

$2,000 January 15, 2019 See Details

Nicholas and Mary Trivillian Scholarship

Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation

award

$2,000

deadline

January 15, 2019
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Nursing and Health Related Scholarship - SFC

Santa Fe College

$1,600 June 15, 2019 See Details

Nursing and Health Related Scholarship - SFC

Santa Fe College

award

$1,600

deadline

June 15, 2019
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Lillian Stump Nursing and Health Related Scholarship

Santa Fe College

$1,600 June 15, 2019 See Details

Lillian Stump Nursing and Health Related Scholarship

Santa Fe College

award

$1,600

deadline

June 15, 2019
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Colonel R. James Glikes Memorial Scholarship

Santa Fe College

$1,600 June 15, 2019 See Details

Colonel R. James Glikes Memorial Scholarship

Santa Fe College

award

$1,600

deadline

June 15, 2019
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Dr. Frank Veden Endowed Scholarship

University of Minnesota, Crookston

$1,200 December 31, 2018 See Details

Dr. Frank Veden Endowed Scholarship

University of Minnesota, Crookston

award

$1,200

deadline

December 31, 2018
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Iber Health Education Scholarship

Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin

$1,000 February 15, 2019 See Details

Iber Health Education Scholarship

Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin

award

$1,000

deadline

February 15, 2019
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KABA Catalyst2Careers Scholarship

Carthage College

$1,000 March 02, 2019 See Details

KABA Catalyst2Careers Scholarship

Carthage College

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$1,000

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March 02, 2019
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DMC- Detroit Medical Center Pharmacy Technology Scholarship

Henry Ford Community College

Up to $500 March 31, 2019 See Details

DMC- Detroit Medical Center Pharmacy Technology Scholarship

Henry Ford Community College

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Up to $500

deadline

March 31, 2019
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