LOGO INDIAN PHARMACIST ASSOCIATION (IPA)
Member of Global Health Workforce Alliance - WHO

Pharmacist

A pharmacist is a person who practices the profession of pharmacy

I am a specialist in medications

I am a companion of the physician

I am a counselor to the patient

I am a guardian of public health

I have information about virtually all the specific drugs and several facts about them.

I can prepare, compound and provide medicines and pharmaceuticals.

I sincerely attempt to keep myself abreast of current developments in my profession.

I am a counselor on the merits and demerits of different therapeutic agents.

I am the link between physician and patient and the final check on the safety of medicines.

I help the patient understand the proper use of medicaments.

I assist in the patient’s choice of nonprescription drugs or in the decision to consult the physician.

I encourage and promote sound personal health practices.

My professional services are available to all at all times.

I obey the laws governing the practice of pharmacy and support their enforcement.

This is my calling. This is my pride.

We are the Pharmacists of India.  We are the backbone of Indian Health System.  Pharmacy Act gives power only to us to handle medicines.

Section 42 of the Pharmacy Act states that no person other than a Registered Pharmacist shall compound, prepare, mix, or dispense any medicine on the prescription of a medical practitioner and whosoever contravenes it shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine not exceeding one thousand rupees or with both.

Dispensing is the final step in therapeutics process and the success curative process depends on quality of dispensing practice.

We in Indian health system serves as:

Care giver continuation with health care providers

Decision maker Role in policy making

Communicator

Manager of resources

Life long learner

Teacher

Leader

Researcher

 

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