Year: 1972 Source: Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association, v.NS12, no.9, (September 1972), p.457-462 SIEC No: 19832796

Basic suicide data of rates, causative factors, and methods for the United States is reviewed. It is concluded that because suicide is a public health problem and the pharmacist is a public health professional, the pharmacist should assume a viable and active role in drug suicide prevention. Stress is placed on sharing information amongst doctors, pharmacists, and public health nurses. The pharmacist needs to be aware of the signs of suicide so he can act if necessary. (GAW)