Scope of Pharmacy
From ancient times Pharmacy is known as a branch associated with healthcare services. The word Pharmacy has been derived from the Greek word “Pharmakon”, meaning drug. Today, the discipline of Pharmacy has made enormous progress and has matured as a distinctly independent branch as pharmaceutical sciences, mainly through the acquisition of the wealth of knowledge, research and a vast array of drugs & therapeutic remedies. Unlike the other curricula Pharmacy is a product, as well as, service related discipline, increasing its scope many-fold.
Pharmacy is involved in all the stages related to a drug, from its discovery, development, action, safety, formulation, use, quality control, packaging, storage, marketing, etc. Thus, today’s pharmacy professional is a ”drug expert” in the real sense. The profession of pharmacy has transformed into a hub for the ”Global Healthcare” and evolved as a multidisciplinary, versatile prospectus.
A career in pharmacy, open out a view full of opportunities leading to a golden future for a young career aspirant. The job opportunities, working conditions, job satisfaction and monetary benefits are excellent.
The various career a pharmacy professional can opt, for, are: