Cauvery College of Pharmacy

Pharmacy Practice

Practice of Pharmacy

According to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), the practice of pharmacy involves the:

Interpretation, evaluation and implementation of medical orders
Dispensing of prescription drugs
Participation in the selection of drugs and medical devices
Administration of medication
Review of drug regimens
Research about drugs and related topics
Provision of patient counseling
Compounding and labeling of drugs and devices
Appropriate storage of drugs and medical devices
Maintenance of medical records

Optimal medication therapy requires a system to promote the desired clinical, humanistic and economic outcomes. Pharmacists play a key role in the provision of effective health care by managing the medication therapy for patients to ensure medications are used in an appropriate manner to achieve health goals more effectively and with minimization of costs.