Pfizer's (PFE) new drugs pipeline gave their first quarter earnings a boost on Tuesday. The company beat estimates posting profits of $2.4B or $0.51 per share. Revenue was down on last year's numbers, coming in at $10.86 billion. The pharmaceuticals giant was hurt by the strong dollar and a wave of patent expirations. Pfizer cut its full year outlook for 2015 and lowered revenue forecasts to to $46.5 billion. The company saw a 44% increase in global vaccine revenue and agreed to buy injectable drugs maker Hospira for $16 billion back in February. Pfizer stock is up around 11 percent this year.
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Community pharmacists are the health professionals most accessible to the public. They supply medicines in accordance with a prescription or, when legally permitted, sell them without a prescription. In addition to ensuring an accurate supply of appropriate products, their professional activities also cover counselling of patients at the time of dispensing of prescription and non-prescription drugs, drug information to health professionals, patients and the general public, and participation in health-promotion programmes. They maintain links with other health professionals in primary health care.