Profession of Phamacy
Why be a Pharmacist.?
Pharmaceutical services are becoming valuable day by day to the society and assumed of greater importance.The profession of pharmacy is reaching new heights and surely a person can built a bright future with pharmacy qualification.Pharmacy is a subject of medicines, pharm herbals, drugs and therapeutic substances employed for relief, cure of ailments, diseases and well being of human beings. Pharmacist is a person who possesses an intimate knowledge of the drugs and he is an important member of the health care system.Pharmacist is a vital link for nation’s health and he is the drug expert. He is the only trained person for the administration of the drugs.The profession of pharmacy can offer a challenging, satisfying and rewarding career to the individual, whose interest lies in health to the public, business, hospital, pharmacy etc.,The pharmacist will find many additional and excellent opportunities ranging from marketing, formulations, manufacturing and quality control in the field of pharmaceutical industry.
The pharmaceutical industry in India has grownup by leaps in the production of formulations and bulk drugs. A person can rise from the position of a supervisor to that of Production Manager, R & D Manager etc. In analytical wing a person with a basic degree in pharmacy can become a Quality Control Manager or Quality Assurance Manager.The practice of pharmacy is a profession like other professions such as medical, legal etc., and as such strictly controlled by the Pharmacy Act.Administration of various drug- plans and health care programme of the Government at State and Central level require well-qualified pharmacists.A Pharmacist with the proper qualification and experience can look forward to the position of Chief Pharmacist or Clinical Pharmacist in a Pharmacy Department of a Hospital.
The Pharmacist may serve as a Staff pharmacist in a chain drug store or in a managerial position. Most hospitals expanded their services in recent years and have a pharmacy department with employs a substantial number of staff Pharmacists.Hospital Pharmacy departments under the control of pharmacists offer many services such as patient counseling, drug information services, drug selection & preparations etc.,Pharmacist will find additional opportunities after having knowledge in recently introduced subjects like Community Pharmacy, Hospital & Clinical Pharmacy, Industrial Pharmacy etc.,
Every pharmacist is having a bright and brilliant future in his career.
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Demand For Pharmacists
- Increased demand for patient services. The transition to the doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree for all new pharmacy graduates has increased the type of services pharmacists are able to offer. Pharmacists are able to work in a wider array of practice settings and positions than ever before.
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Growing Number of Prescriptions
Increase in number of prescriptions filled each year. According to the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, the number of prescriptions filled increased from 1.9 million in 1992 to 3.9 billion prescriptions in 2013, and in 2015, 4.1 billion prescriptions were filled (projected to be 4.7 billion in 2021). Our society will continue to need more pharmacists to manage the growing number of prescriptions
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Increase In The Number of Medicines
- Increase in the number of medicines available on the market. There is a greater selection of prescription and OTC drugs manufactured today than in the past. Multiple medications are often available to treat a single disease. Pharmacists help prescribers and patients decide which medicine will have the most beneficial results