Indian Pharmacist Association (IPA)




A pharmacist is a person who practices the profession of pharmacy

Pharmacist is specialist in medications, companion of the physician, counselor to the patient,

guardian of public health.



Pharmacy Act gives power only to Registered Pharmacists 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.