Here is an intersting piece of debate going on in US on the FDAs proposal to authorize the pharmacist to prescribe certain category of drugs. I am fully aware that our pharmacists at the service counter and those in US are not equal in qualification, knoledge and capability. Nevertheless, it is worth knowing the status in US:
You finished your classes...you completed your rotations and you have graduated from pharmacy school...you are poised and ready to enter the pharmacy work force but before you do you stop and consider...what challenges will I face as a pharmacist in the current health care climate? As a pharmacist you can expect to face many challenges...the most common include:
Well, I had proposed in my comment to Mr Joshipuramanana to come ou with a blog on Community pharmacist - a blend of Ethical Professional Businessman.How much of each he is and should be!?
Now, I want all the interested persons to participate to churn out the issue for the good of the profession.
To make the subject bit easy, I am briefly analyzing the scope and limitations hereunder:
Community pharmacist whom we popularly call a 'Chemist & Druggist' in India is a typical profession.
He is a dispensing pharmacist - in out look
PHARMACIST-He is a health care professional who has acquired greatest importance in medical field.The field of medicine and health would have been incomplete without a pharmacist's role.
I cannot call this a blog.
Since the issue involved needs to be widely addressed, I am putting here as my 66th blog as a reply to his comment may not draw the attention of many. But I am addressing Mr Joshipuramanan in this blog. Please pardon me sir.
Dear Bloggers, after a first blog relating to the Old and New Concept of Pharmacy through its origin, let us move forward with a concept that most of health care providers always use but sometimes ignore its fullness in terms of Goals, Classification and Challenges.
Dear friends, I am going to post my first topic of this current month which is based on the old and New Concept of Pharmacy, especially in a clinical pharmacy aspect. But before any words about it, please allow me to share with you how far I came to fall in love with Clinical Pharmacy.
Pharmacy Old and New Concept
Pharmacy Therapeutic Committee
Therapeutic committee is a committee of clinical and pharmacy experts to support and guide the therapeutic system in the institution