The Future Pharmacy

The role of the pharmacist can be traced back to the Middle Ages, but their reach and responsibility has changed significantly, particularly throughout the twentieth century. The Future Pharmacy special report, published in The Times, covers the issues facing pharmacists today. It charts the rise of online pharmacies and their impact on the healthcare sector and examines the innovations changing pharmaceutical supply chains. It explores what can be done to tackle medication non-adherence and how robotics and automation can make dispensing quicker and more efficient, freeing up pharmacists’ time. Also featured is an infographic following the history of the modern pharmacy