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I received my doctorate in pharmacy from St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 2008 and then spent six years practicing as a pharmacist in the community setting in the St. Louis area before beginning studies for the Roman Catholic Priesthood. I was ordained a priest in the Diocese of St. Louis on May 23rd, 2020. In addition to my theology studies, I am pursuing a certification in Bioethics through the National Catholic Bioethics Center.
My services include discussing the mechanism of action for drugs, identifying potential side effects and how to address them, and recognizing drug-drug interactions. Also, I am available to discuss the effects of pharmaceuticals on fertility, especially as related to Natural Family Planning and Fertility Awareness based methods of family planning. I am certified through the American Pharmacists Association in vaccination and travel health, and am happy to consult on any questions you may have that are related to these areas. Finally, I have a special interest in the ethical use of vaccines and biological pharmaceuticals, including products derived from aborted fetal tissue and issues surrounding the HPV vaccine, and am ready and able to discuss your concerns and questions regarding these topics.
Rev. Fr. Christopher Smith is allowed to provide pharmaceutical advice in all 50 states