Establishing a professional retail pharmacy managed by a qualified graduate pharmacist: an experience from a developing country
- At: 2011 FIP Congress in Hyderabad (India)
- Type: Presentations + Posters
- By: MUTTAQI SHAH, Syed Shaukat Ali (Dow University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan)
- Co-author(s): Sheikh, Adbul Latif (PharmaPract, Karachi, Pakistan)
Niaz, Saad Khalid (Medilink Clinics, Karachi, Pakistan)
Kamal, Yousuf (Medilink Clinics, Karachi, Pakistan)
In a developing country like Pakistan retail pharmacies are often the first point of contact for patients seeking health care. There are around 50,000 drug retail outlets in Pakistan and almost all drug stores operate without a qualified graduate pharmacist. Majority of drug stores are staffed by individuals with little or no professional training.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.