Naresh Gorantla1, Sambasiva Rao A2, H. Abdul ahad*, Sanjay K Mishra1, Rajesh Pavan1, Chakrapani B
1Balaji College of Pharmacy, Ananthapuram, A.P, India
2Sree Indu College of Pharmacy, Ibrahimpatnam, A.P, India
Pharmacy is the health profession that links the health sciences with the chemical sciences and it is charged with ensuring the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs. To practice as a pharmacist in India, one needs at least a diploma in pharmacy. Traditionally a qualification in Pharmacy was associated with a lifetime career as a chemist. Knowledge and training in Pharmaceutics offers a wide array of career options to the students. The programmeis no longer confined to the laboratories or classrooms and goes beyond the curriculum. The career options after the programme are also immense. Today’s pharmacist enjoys more career options than ever before. But the precise role of a pharmacist in the health setting is altering and varies significantly from country to country. In contrast to the developed world, pharmacists in developing countries are not fully executing their potential role. They are still struggling for the recognition of their role that can help improve the health care system.
Key words: Pharmacy, Pharmacist, industry, abroad