The role of pharmacists has been changing globally over the past 30 years, moving away from a technical dispensing role to a more holistic cognitive role. Is important to consider the current evidence on the effectiveness of pharmacists’ contribution to patient care and towards recommendations for future research. See these two editorials: Can Pharm J (Ott). 2019;152(2) and Int J Pharm Pract. 2019;27(3).