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Julie Kauffman is a registered pharmacist at the Sanford Clinic Pharmacy in Detroit Lakes. Photo by - Brian Basham

Keeping patients safe

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There's a lot more to being a pharmacist than pouring pills from a big bottle into a little bottle.

The key parts of the job are to make sure the right pills get into that little bottle, and especially that medications don't negatively interact with each other.

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Pharmacists also talk with patients -- sometimes people who tend to avoid doctors -- and sometimes, those pharmacists save lives in the process.

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