I graduated as a pharmacist almost 30 years ago. I have seen a lot of changes in the pharmacy industry in that time. Indeed many have been exciting. There have been many advances with a multitude of new pharmaceuticals coming to market, helping to restore health to those in need.
I have also seen a great number of drugs withdrawn from the market due to their horrible side effects. Drugs that were prescribed by doctors who trusted the drug companies that convinced them of their safety.
Doctors are busy. They lack the time to look deeper into chronic disease states. Now, more than ever, doctors are having to treat complex symptoms in an average consult time of less than 10 minutes.