The Excellence of Pharmacy Practice

The Excellence of Pharmacy Practice

AK Mohiuddin

Department of Pharmacy, World University of Bangladesh, Bangladesh

Global Journal of Library and Information Science

Over the past 50 years, the role of pharmacists has evolved along with the health care needs of our population. In addition to dispensing medications and ensuring patient safety, today’s pharmacists are taking a larger role as medical counselors, educators and advocates. They are integral part of the health care team, and are among the most trusted and accessible health care professionals. This accessibility allows them to perform more patient care activities, including counseling, medication management, and preventive care screenings. Beyond the care provided to individual patients, pharmacists have expanded their reach to influence the public health of communities. A pharmacist is uniquely positioned to provide disease state management through appropriate medication therapy management that has been demonstrated to improve patient outcomes and decrease overall health care costs. This role is more important than ever as the environment is demanding new practice and payment models that are required to further optimize care and outcomes while addressing the unsustainable increases in health care costs.

Abbreviations: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP); American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS); American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE); American Pharmacists Association (APhA); Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APPM); Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APRS); Academy of Students of Pharmacy (ASP); American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP); American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP); Direct and Indirect Remuneration (DIR) Health Related Quality of Life (HRQL); National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA); National Association of Retail Druggists (NARD); Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS); Medication-Related Problems (MRPs); Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner (CPP); Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs); Interprofessional collaboration (IPC); Emergency Operations Plan (EOP); Joint Commission of Pharmacy Practitioners (JCPP); Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process (PPCP); Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

Keywords:  Drug Interaction (DI); Health Management Organizations (HMO); Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs; Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI); Patient Compliance

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