61. Pharmacist of yester decades

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Indian Health Service: Paving the Way for Pharmaceutical Care Quote: "For more than three decades, pharmacists with the federal Indian Health Service (IHS) have practiced pharmaceutical care in its broadest form. In fact, some credit the IHS with having invented the very concept long before the term "pharmaceutical care" was coined." ..Read more.. on: http://www.amcp.org/data/jmcp/spotlight_v1_36-43.pdf IHS: A CARE-GIVING CULTURE BORN OF NECESSITY IHS PHARMACY: MORE THAN JUST AN ORDINARY JOB PATIENT COUNSELING: KEY TO THE PHARMACEUTICAL CARE PROCESS NEW CHALLENGES Unquote: I casually got into this site but found wonderful way the pharmacists were working in tandem with healthcare professionals much before they were being called pharmacists and the word 'pharmaceutical care' came into being. I feel very happy and proud as they have left such a strong foot prints. Comparatively, now we have more of everything to learn, acquire degrees, scope to serve, to do research and what not. But, the man in the neighborhood doesn't know that I am a pharmacist let alone my competency and service potential!

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Ph. Bhagavan P S RPh's picture

I am Bhagavan ,Rtd. Dy Dir.(Pharmacy),Govt of Karnataka, India and currently serving as Registrar, KSPC, Bengaluru, India . I love to write on Hospital pharmacy series related topics out of my experience and observations. Check out my Pharmacist in the Hospital.

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