The Roles of Pharmacy and Clinical Pharmacy in Providing Healthcare Services to the People
Article describes a brief outline explaining the profession of Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacy and the important role of a Pharmacist. This profession, therefore, requires a complex and well developed set of competencies to explore one of the most health and financially rewarding careers. Pharmacy is the science and technique of preparing and dispensing drugs. This is a health profession that links health sciences with chemical sciences and it aims to ensure the safe and effective use of Pharmaceutical drugs. The scope of Pharmacy practice includes more traditional roles such as compounding and dispensing medications, and it also includes more modern services related to health care, including clinical services, reviewing medications for safety and efficacy, and providing drug information. The discipline of Pharmacy embraces the knowledge on synthesis, chemistry and preparation of drugs, while, Clinical Pharmacy is more oriented to the analysis of population needs with regards to medicines, ways of administration, patterns of use and drugs effects on the patients. So, the focus of attention moves from the drug to the single patient or population receiving drugs. The experts on drug therapy are known as Pharmacists that are primary health professional who optimize use of medication for the benefit of the patients. Pharmacists play an important role in helping the peoples to get the best results from their medications. Pharmacognosy studies herbs like drugs, adverse reactions and interactions; therefore, Pharmacognosy is an important course of Pharmacy. For that reason the Pharmacists role is very important in this regard and it is important that they should understand all about correct use, adverse reactions and interactions of herb-drugs and herbs-foods.
Muhammad Haroon Sarwar, Muhammad Farhan Sarwar, Muhammad TaimoorKhalid and Muhammad Sarwar*