The word Pharmacy is derived from the Greek word “Pharmakeia“. This word had first been used in the 15th-17th century.
Pharmacy is the branch of health sciences that deals with the preparation and dispensing of drugs. Its aim is to ensure the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs
Pharmacists are the experts and health professionals who have done their studies in medicines. They can use their knowledge of medicines for the benefit of patients.
The pharmacy field can primarily be divided into three disciplines:
- Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmacognosy
- Pharmacy Practice
As per World Health Organization (WHO), there are approximately 2.6 million pharmacists and other pharmaceutical personnel all over the world.