Published on:February 2019
    Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Community Medicine, 2019; 5(1):xx-xx
    Letter to Editor | doi:10.5530/jppcm.2018.x.x


    Role of Community Pharmacies in Rational use of Medicines: A Scenario in Pakistan


    Authors and affiliation (s):

    Fahmida Aslam*

    Business School, Beijing Technology and Business University, Beijing,CHINA.

    Abstract:

    According to FIP Global Pharmacy Workforce Report there are more than 80,000 pharmacies in Pakistan and 12000 pharmacists.[1] Whereas more than 708 pharmacists of Pakistan have departed abroad for their better future.[2] Only 10% of pharmacists are involved in community pharmacy practices. It means that 1130 pharmacists are available for more than 80,000 pharmacies. So 99.98 % pharmacies are working without pharmacists. If we include the services of pharmacy technicians which are about 40000 shows that almost half of pharmacies are without qualified persons.[1,3]. Read more....

     




     

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    Aslam F. Role of Community Pharmacies in Rational use of Medicines: A Scenario in Pakistan. Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Community Medicine. 2019;5(1):xx-xx. Abstract