Pharma Articles

The Right Doctors Respect Pharmacists

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Medicine has come a long way since my first memory of interacting with a physician about 40 years ago. Dr. Norman Barofsky was my pediatrician. He was as cantankerous as they came with the bedside maner of Idi Amin, but he was a fantastic healer. His personality deficits were easily …

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Delegation is key to advancing the pharmacy profession

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To realise new ways of working means moving away from traditional professional boundaries and enabling the pharmacy workforce to take on different roles if it benefits patients. In 2014, the Health and Social Care Information Center reported that more than one billion prescription items were dispensed in community pharmacy in …

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Medical Representative: a challenging profession

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The pharmaceutical companies of Bangladesh are growing day by day. Those companies are regularly coming up with new drugs into market. And there are the other existing drugs also. To promote the drugs to the doctors are the main responsibility of Medical Representatives (MR). A report was published today in …

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Novel Oral Anticoagulants

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(Jennifer L. Cruz & Katherine Summers): Anticoagulants are used frequently to treat and prevent thromboembolism. Historically, vitamin K antagonists (VKAs; eg, warfarin) have been the standard of care and only oral option. Many limitations are associated with warfarin despite its widespread use. Warfarin has a narrow therapeutic window, requires frequent …

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Private sector’s role in pharmacy education and profession

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(Prof. Dr. Hasan Mahmud Reza): Although not many, several private universities are playing a praiseworthy role in promoting science education in Bangladesh which is conspicuously lagging behind compared to business education. Tertiary education in Bangladesh is greatly diversified and contributed by the private sector which started its journey in 1992 …

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4 Pharma Market Trends to Watch in 2016

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(Allison Gilchrist): Several pharma market trends are likely to affect pharmacists’ practice this year. The Pharmacy Forecast 2016-2020 from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Foundation analyzed pharmacy trends and described strategies for health-system pharmacists to keep pace with the evolving scope of their practice. Pharmacists and health systems …

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Pharmacy in public hospitals

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(Sattyajit Paul): Hospital Pharmacy is the healthcare service that comprises the art, practice, and profession of choosing, preparing, storing, compounding, and dispensing medicines and medical devices, advising healthcare professionals and patients on their safe, effective and efficient use. Every hospital in developed countries has Hospital Pharmacy facility for ensuring apt …

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Job Interests of Bangladeshi Pharmacists!

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(Sheikh Feroz Uddin Ahmed): Pharmacists of the developed countries are, in most cases, interested in joining Hospital and Community Pharmacy practice oriented jobs. We the Bangladeshi Pharmacists have to understand and sponsor such conceptions of pharmacy practice oriented education. We have to uphold the roles and to support & feel …

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Pharmacy practices in Bangladesh

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(Md. Jakaria): Pharmacy is a branch of health science and the pharmacists are the people who are involved in the invention of new drugs, development of the existing one, serve the community with latest information regarding drug and also take part in planning and monitoring the treatment program along with …

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5 Tips for Improving Communication in the Pharmacy

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(Jeannette Y. Wick): Each day, pharmacists face the daunting task of communicating under pressure with patients, employees, and physician office staff whose educational backgrounds, levels of understanding, and preferred learning modes differ. Unfortunately, these hurried interactions often leave people confused or without necessary treatment information. Whereas pharmacy schools now frequently …

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What Is Pharmacy Practice?

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(Fred M. Eckel): As the health care system changes, the line between the roles of pharmacist and physician can become blurred. I recently suggested that there might be a role for pharmacists in primary care. I was surprised by the number of readers who responded. Many offered comments such as, …

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Bangladesh pharma industry & WTO trips from 2016

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(Wahidur Rahaman): As among all the 50 LDC countries Bangladesh is the only country having quality pharmaceutical manufacturing base with marketing potential, and exporting to at least 80 destinations of the world. So can we form AAPU a banner at least within the 50 LDC’s of Asia Pacific, Africa, Pharmaceutical Union amongst …

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