"what ever happened to Real Pharmacists that used their mortars and pestles?"
The "Real Pharmacists" work in Compounding Pharmacies. They are also under attack by the drug companies. The following is from a notice I received:
"Certain members of Congress are proposing a law that would restrict and possibly deny your access to compounded medicines. If this law passes, federal regulators will decide what medicines you can take instead of you and your doctor. Do you really want to leave your customized medicine needs in the hands of the government?
You can help by joining Patients and Professionals for Customized Care (P2C2). P2C2 brings together patients, physicians, veterinarians, pharmacists and healthcare advocates who know how critical compounded medicines are to modern, individualized healthcare. Membership is free. It's easy-it only takes 15 seconds to join. It's effective - Congress listens to their constituents.
Your voice is critical to win this battle. Together, we can be one voice and save your medication choices.
It is hard to believe that people who do not desire to float in the mainstream of healthcare are systematically being attacked. I realize that history is full of these attacks. It is just hard for me to get my mind around this fact.
I am responsible for my health and want to continue to have options.