Being a pharmacist is an independent and protected profession. A chemist (as in a chemist’s shop) is different. A pharmacist prepares medicines and sells them on prescription, while a chemist trades in less hazardous substances such as cough syrup, lozenges and paracetamol.

The preparation of medicines and salves requires special tools, such as mortars, pestles and spatulas. An oven with accessories and an enema should be
available, just as scales and weights for weighing (small) quantities. There should also be sufficient storage jars and bottles to keep the products in.

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