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Pharmacy practice

Pharmacy practice is the discipline of pharmacy which involves developing the professional roles of pharmacists.

Areas of pharmacy practice include:

  • Disease-state management
  • Clinical interventions (refusal to dispense a drug, recommendation to change and/or add a drug to a patient's pharmacotherapy, dosage adjustments, etc.)
  • Professional development
  • Pharmaceutical care
  • Extemporaneous pharmaceutical compounding
  • Communication skills
  • Health psychology
  • Patient care
  • Drug abuse prevention
  • Prevention of drug interactions, including drug-drug interactions or drug-food interactions
  • Prevention (or minimization) of adverse events
  • Incompatibility
  • Drug discovery and evaluation
  • Detect pharmacotherapy-related problems, such as:
    • The patient is taking a drug which he/she does not need.
    • The patient is taking a drug for a specific disease, other than one afflicting the patient.
    • The patient needs a drug for a specific disease, but is not receiving it.
    • The patient is taking a drug underdose.
    • The patient is taking a drug overdose.
    • The patient is having an adverse effect to a specific drug.
    • The patient is suffering from a drug interaction.
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