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Description

Pharmacy is the science and technique of preparing, dispensing, and reviewing drugs and providing additional clinical services. It is a health profession that links health sciences with pharmaceutical sciences and aims to ensure the safe, effective, and affordable use of drugs. The professional practice is becoming more clinically oriented as most of the drugs are now manufactured by pharmaceutical industries. Based on the setting, the pharmacy is classified as a community or institutional pharmacy. Providing direct patient care in the community of institutional pharmacies are considered clinical pharmacy.

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Organizations relating to Pharmacy

Association of the European Self-Medication Industry / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1964
Farmacéuticos Mundi / Alfafar, Spain / Est. 1991
International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines / Rüthen, Germany / Est. 2000
International Leprosy Union / Pune, India / Est. 1986
Conférence internationale des doyens des facultés de pharmacie d\'expression française / Québec QC, Canada / Est. 2002
European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1978
REMAR International / Madrid, Spain / Est. 1982
International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers / Manassas VA, USA / Est. 1977
Convention for the Suppression of the Illicit Traffic in Dangerous Drugs, 1946 / Est. 1946
Cercle Benelux d\'histoire de la pharmacie / Est. 1950
International Council on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1990
International Federation of Associations of Pharmaceutical Physicians / Bodegraven, Netherlands / Est. 1975
European Biopharmaceutical Enterprises / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2000
Maritime Analysis and Operations Centre - Narcotics / Est. 2007
United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances / Est. 1988
PharmAccess Foundation / Amsterdam, Netherlands / Est. 2001
International Council for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants / Eskisehir, Turkey / Est. 1993
Convention for the Suppression of the Illicit Traffic in Dangerous Drugs, 1936 / Est. 1936
International Society of Pharmacovigilance / London, UK
International Narcotics Control Board / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1968
Union of Arab Pharmacists / Cairo, Egypt / Est. 1945
Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology / Hamilton, Australia
International Society of Skin Pharmacology and Physiology / Basel, Switzerland / Est. 2003
Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics / Boston MA, USA / Est. 1981
International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology / Kansas City KS, USA / Est. 1959

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World Problems relating to Pharmacy

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Iatrogenic disease
Abuse of opiates
Substance abuse
Misuse of pharmaceutical stimulants
Cultivation of illegal drugs
Abuse of hallucinogens
Abuse of coca and cocaine
Drug abuse by adolescents
Illicit drug trafficking
Drug dependence
Angel dust
Substance abuse during pregnancy and breast-feeding
Cannabis abuse
Abuse of heroin
Inhaling of solvents and anaesthetic drugs
Inadequate drug control
Refusal to provide medical treatment
Abuse of antacid drugs
Abuse of prescription drugs
Drug subculture
Drug abuse at work
Unethical experiments with drugs and medical devices
Drug-related threats to national integrity
Criminal investment in youth market
Multi-drug abuse

Action Strategies relating to Pharmacy

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Protecting against environmental hazards of pharmaceutical products
Growing medicinal herbs
Legalizing cannabis
Using hallucinogens
Controlling drug abuse
Protecting medical plants
Providing antidotes for venom
Growing narcotic crops
Improving drug law enforcement
Implementing drug policies
Destroying drug crops with biocontrol agents
Improving information on drugs
Using pain relieving medication
Treating drug addiction
Educating children to prevent drug taking
Using drug rehabilitation programmes
Undermining drug resistance
Controlling narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances
Reducing demand for drugs
Preventing illicit manufacture of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances
Developing pharmaceutical business strategies for biodiversity conservation
Naming drugs
Trafficking drugs
Destroying drug plants
Providing methadone

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