The drastic changes regarding the growth in demand for pharmacists in healthcare : A Part from The Book Chapter : A Narrative Review Examining the Impact of Clinical Pharmacist Intervention in Rational Antibiotic Use in Pediatric Patients

The drastic changes regarding the growth in demand for pharmacists in healthcare and patient needs have been significant in parallel to the redefinition of educational and professional responsibilities of pharmacists.  The Pharmacy Council of India introduced a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) program in 2008, emphasizing clinical and patient-oriented aspects of the clinical pharmacy profession. India has yet to encounter the significant job role and recognition of Pharm D in meeting international standards for pharmacy practice. Pharm D is a new professional academic course that started in the year 2008 in India. It has a broad spectrum compared to those of other conventional professional pharmacy courses. The unique feature of prefixing (Dr.) and provision of joining Ph.D. after Pharm D allure students all over the country. The syllabus is designed to cater to the clinical needs and fill the gap between patients and doctors. Milap C Nahata et al. conducted a prospective study to evaluate pharmacy practice in 6 hospitals in India and observed that drug availability, selection of best generic drug concerning bioavailability/pharmacokinetic data, presence of formularies, calculated unit dose/IV admixture services, maintenance of patient profiles, providing professional, educational and clinical services to patient/physicians, drug therapy monitoring were optimal in private hospitals with clinical pharmacists. There was an overall limited resource in the current status of pharmacy practice at government hospitals.

Author(s) Details:

Mohammad Azeem,
Maternity and Children Hospital, Buraidah, Al Qaseem, KSA.

Pankaj Arora,
Lords University Alwar-Bhiwadi-Delhi Highway, Chikani, Alwar, Rajasthan, India.

Yousif Alosaily,
Maternity and Children Hospital, Buraidah, Al Qaseem, KSA.

Aifan Saad Alrsheedi,
Al Razi Medical Company Buraidah, Al Qaseem, KSA.

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