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"
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.