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Pharmacy is the science and practice of discovering, producing, preparing, dispensing, and reviewing drugs, aiming to ensure the safe, effective, and affordable use of drugs. It is a miscellaneous science as it links health sciences with pharmaceutical sciences and natural sciences. 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-Care 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

Angel dust
Cannabis abuse
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
Substance abuse during pregnancy and breast-feeding
Abuse of heroin
Inhaling of solvents and anaesthetic drugs
Inadequate drug control
Accidental poisoning by systemic agents
Accidental poisoning by diuretic drugs
Accidental poisoning by analgesics
Medication side effects
Antimicrobial drug resistance
Drug smuggling
Unethical experiments with drugs and medical devices

Action Strategies relating to Pharmacy

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Controlling antibiotic resistance
Controlling drug abuse
Protecting medicinal plants

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