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Rome, the pharmacist behind the counter after the Covid tsunami, class at Noble College

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Rome, May 6 – The violent impact of the pandemic over the past two and a half years – which added to the severe social containment measures needed to address the spread of the virus to the immediate damage caused by Sars CoV 2 infection – has taken its toll on his life. each, the implications and modifications still at the heart of a dense network of studies to assess its extension and scope. Two, in particular, the population groups that seem to have been hit hardest by the long and difficult period of the pandemic: young people still in the education cycle and the elderly who have been isolated from family affection in the last years of their lives. .
The effects of the situation on their psychological condition are inevitable, in view of – mainly – a significant increase in stress, which is not surprising as recorded by the significant increase in pharmacy requests for benzodiazepines and antidepressants, accompanied by increasing demand for products for improved sleep quality.
A situation experienced daily in the pharmacy, which led the team of pharmacists of the Academy of the History of Pharmaceutical and Pharmaceutical Sciences operating at Noble Pharmaceutical Chemical College in Rome to prepare educational tools useful in approaching the problems that arose and / or worsened during pandemic period and, in particular, two really central issues in the client-patient relationship: therapeutic compliance, already non-optimal before Covid and clearly deteriorating during the pandemic period, and trust between the healthcare professional (the pharmacist in the local pharmacy counter) and the patient, that the complexity of the conditions determined by the pandemic has, at least in part, unfortunately worsened.

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