P255 CEEFAX 255 Fri 7 Feb 19:22/00   1/2            !    NEW ROLE FOR CHEMISTS Local chemists are to play a much greater role in advising people about health, under a new Government scheme. Its object is to help people who might not be in touch with doctors or other sources of professional help. Initially, more than 12,000 pharmacists are to provide leaflets on family planning methods, followed by advice on how to give up smoking. More
P255 CEEFAX 255 Fri 7 Feb 19:21/11   2/2            !    NEW ROLE FOR CHEMISTS Information on how to cope with drug- taking children will be available in many chemists from May, followed by advice on problems such as cystitis. Other subjects in the pipleline include immunisation, heart complaints, diet and old age. A spokesman for the Pharmeceutical Society said that these new measures would herald a new, preventative role for pharmacists in the field of medicine. More