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I removed these UK specific details from sense #1 of the definition, as they only apply in the UK.. I know the US has similar requirements for a business to qualify as a 'pharmacy', but they really don't belong in a dictionary definition of the word 'pharmacy'.

text removed was: "and pharmacy-restricted and general sales drugs are sold; an establishment registered with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and supervised by a registered pharmacist"

--Versageek 16:42, 20 June 2006 (UTC)

Root meanings for "Pharmacy"[edit]

The ancient Greek word for "pharmacy" means "witch" or "witchcraft". I have read that its root meaning can also mean "poison". Can anyone verify this? Thank you.

Yes, I can confirm this. φάρμακον means medicine, poison, enchanted potion, or dye. A φαρμακεύς is a poisoner or a sorcerer. —Stephen 14:14, 6 August 2008 (UTC)