Seven-Star Pharmacist concept of WHO

    Published on:21st May 2014
    Journal of Young Pharmacists, 2014; 6(2):1-3
    Editorial | doi:10.5530/jyp.2014.2.1
    Authors:

    Sam Aaseer Thamby, Parasuraman Subramani1

    Unit of Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacy Practice,

    1Unit of Pharmacology, AIMST University, Semeling, 08100 Bedong, Kedah, Malaysia.

    Abstract:

    The pharmacist is “a person prepared to formulate, dispense, and provide clinical information on drugs or medications to health professionals and patients.” A pharmacist is a one of the person in health care team, and he plays a key role in providing quality healthcare and pharmaceutical care to the public. They are experts in medicines and use their clinical expertise, together with formulation, quality control, practical knowledge, to ensure the safe supply and use of medicines by the public. Pharmacists are responsible to ensure the quality of pharmaceuticals/medicines supplied to the patients as per the government policies/regulation, and patient pharmaceutical education including counseling of the patients.

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