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Pharmacy Practice

Pharmacy Practice is the discipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences which involves developing the professional function of pharmacists.The application of unique knowledge and skills of the pharmacist to improve the health of the people is called Pharmacy Practice. It includes hospital, clinical, and community pharmacy.

Areas of pharmacy practice include:

  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Drug discovery and evaluation
  • Clinical interventions (refusal to dispense a drug, recommendation to change and/or add a drug to a patient’s pharmacotherapy, dosage adjustments, etc.)
  • Professional development.
  • Disease-state management
  • Pharmaceutical care
  • Social Pharmacy
  • Extemporaneous pharmaceutical compounding.
  • Prevention of drug interactions, including drug-drug interactions or drug-food interactions
  • Communication skills
  • Health psychology
  • Patient care
  • Drug abuse prevention
  • Disease-state management
  • Prevention (or minimization) of adverse events
  • Incompatibility
  • Community Pharmacy
  • Detect pharmacotherapy-related problems, such as:

The patient is taking a drug for a specific disease, other than one afflicting the patient.

The patient needs a drug for a specific disease, but is not receiving it.

The patient is taking a drug underdose.

The patient is taking a drug overdose

The patient is having an adverse effect to a specific drug.

The patient is taking a drug which he/she does not need.

The patient is suffering from a drug-drug interaction, drug-food interaction, drug-ethanol interaction, or any other interaction.

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