Pharmacy

Pharmacy

Pharmacy (from the Greek f??µa??? = drug) is a transitional field between health sciences and chemical sciences and a profession charged with ensuring the safe use of medication. Traditionally, pharmacists have compounded and dispensed medications on the orders of physicians. More recently, pharmacy has come to include other services related to patient care including clinical practice, medication review, and drug information. Some of these new pharmaceutical roles are now mandated by law in various legislatures. Pharmacists, therefore, are drug therapy experts, and the primary health professionals who optimize medication management to produce positive health-outcomes.

The field of Pharmacy can generally be divided into three main disciplines:

Pharmaceutics Medicinal chemistry and Pharmacognosy Pharmacy practice the boundaries between these disciplines and with other sciences, such as biochemistry, are not always clear-cut; and often, collaborative teams from various disciplines research together.

Pharmacology is sometimes considered a fourth discipline of pharmacy. Although pharmacology is essential to the study of pharmacy, it is not specific to pharmacy. Therefore it is usually considered to be a field of the broader sciences.

There are various specialties of pharmacy practice. Some specialization is based on the place of practice including: community, hospital, consultant, locum, drug information, regulatory affairs, industry, and academia. Other specializations are based on clinical roles including: nuclear, oncology, cardiovascular, infectious disease, diabetes, nutrition, geriatric, and psychiatric pharmacy.

The department has following laborites:

• Pharmaceutical chemistry Lab
• Medicinal chemistry Lab
• Medicinal chemistry Lab
• Pharmaceutics Lab
• HAOHE Lab
• Pharmacognosy Lab
• Microbiology Lab
• Microbiology Lab

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