The profession of Pharm D is all about preparing medicine. It deals with the preparation, dispensing, and appropriate usage of medication. It is a very emerging field. Pharmacists are responsible for the preparation of medicines to cure different diseases. The discipline of pharmacy holds vital importance in the field of medicine as without medicine it’s not possible for doctors to treat the patients. A physician checks patients & diagnoses the disease & a Pharmacist prepares the medicine for the cure of this disease. Moreover, Pharmacists also monitor the health & progress of patients to ensure the safe & effective use of medication.
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HOW CAN YOU BECOME A PHARMACIST or Pharm D?
Pharmacists must have a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.). This means that they should have a 5-year professional degree. Pharmacists must also be licensed ( and to be licensed you need to pass two exams).
PHARMACIST JOB/ RESPONSIBILITY
Pharmacists put in order, mix, compound or dispense drugs and medicines, ointments, powder, pills, tablets, and injections
Plan, monitor & evaluate drug programs or routines.
Review prescriptions to assure accuracy, determine the required ingredients & evaluate their precision
Aid physicians by explaining and informing about the drug interactions, reactions, side effects & precautions regarding the use of medicines monitor the health and progress of patients to ensure the safe and effective use of medication
Prepare special formulations for medications of exceptional cases (For some cases medications are not available already)
Those in research concern themselves with a fusion of new drugs, new processes, clinical testing of the effects of such drugs on animals & humans, and obtaining the required License from the drug control authorities
They produce medicines, develop the methods or processes of production & quality control
They are responsible for the exact mixing of substances and supervising the whole production procedure in pharmaceutical industries. One mistake can alter the whole procedure and all efforts become waste.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR THE PHARMACY DISCIPLINE
Admission requirement for taking admission in pharmacy is as follows:
- FSc Pre-Medical (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) or Equivalence60% marks
- Domicile from Home District
- Entry Test (Depend on the university)
- Age Less than 25 years
SCOPE OF PHARMACY IN PAKISTAN
The scope of pharmacy in Pakistan is very vast. A large number of career opportunities are available for Pharmacy students both in Government & Private sectors.
IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR:
- Pharmaceutical Industry
- Retail or Community Pharmacy
- Distribution setup
- Sales and Marketing
- Hospital Pharmacist at private hospital
- Instructor at Institute training Category B candidates
- Nutraceutical Industry
- Cosmetic Industry
- Training Centers
IN THE GOVERNMENT SECTOR
- Hospital Pharmacists in Government Teaching Hospitals
- Drug Inspector
- Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan
- Forensic Scientist
- Drug Testing Laboratories
SALARY OF Pharm D In Pakistan
Salaries of Pharm D in Pakistan range from 64,900 PKR per month (minimum salary) to 212,000 PKR per month (maximum salary).
For freshers, it starts from 25000 per month.
Institutes offering Pharm D in Pakistan
Only apply in those universities which are affiliated with the pharmacy council of Pakistan that all are written clearly in this advertisement