The Role of the Pharmacist in the Health Care System
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Close this folderPART I: THE ROLE OF THE PHARMACIST IN THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
View the documentParticipants
View the documentAcknowledgements
View the document1. Introduction
View the document2. Manpower imbalances in pharmacy
View the document3. The knowledge and expertise of pharmacists
Close this folder4. The scope of pharmacy and the functions of pharmacists
View the document4.1 Regulatory control and drug management
View the document4.2 Community pharmacy
View the document4.3 Hospital pharmacy
View the document4.4 Industrial pharmacy (the pharmaceutical industry)
View the document4.5 Academic activities
View the document4.6 Training other health care workers
Open this folder and view contents5. Pharmacy manpower development for health care systems
View the document6. Monitoring of pharmacy manpower development
Open this folder and view contents7. Recommendations
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Open this folder and view contentsPART II: THE ROLE OF THE PHARMACIST: QUALITY PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES - BENEFITS FOR GOVERNMENTS AND THE PUBLIC
 

4. The scope of pharmacy and the functions of pharmacists

With the development of specific and potent synthetic drugs, the emphasis of the pharmacist’s responsibility has moved substantially towards the utilization of scientific knowledge in the proper use of modern medicines and the protection of the public against dangers that are inherent in their use.

Pharmacists are employed in regulatory control and drug management, community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, the pharmaceutical industry, academic activities, training of other health workers, and research. In all these fields, their aim is to ensure optimum drug therapy, both by contributing to the preparation, supply and control of medicines and associated products, and by providing information and advice to those who prescribe or use pharmaceutical products.

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