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About Kenyan Pharmacy
Pharmacy, a profession filled with its fair share of highs and lows, plays a crucial role in the Kenyan healthcare landscape. Within the Kenyan pharmaceutical industry, various categories exist, such as Hospital pharmacy, community pharmacy (also known as retail pharmacy), wholesale pharmacy, manufacturing industry practice, and pharmaceutical logistics.
In Kenya, the pharmacy profession is overseen by pharmacists and pharmaceutical technologists, with the latter possibly being more prevalent in the field. Their day-to-day responsibilities encompass vital tasks like filling prescriptions, providing patient counseling, and offering valuable advice on prescriptions. This diverse and ever-evolving field offers opportunities for those passionate about making a difference in the lives of patients and advancing healthcare in Kenya.
What are we talking about?
This is the first place most of us go to when we are looking to access healthcare, a community pharmacy provides healthcare to a specific community which includes drugs and other complementary services. The community pharmacy is also called retail pharmacy or chemist.
Good Dispensing Practice
Find articles that influence good dispensing practices to help you grow as a pharmacist or pharmaceuticals technologists.
The principle of Good Dispensing Practice ensures that medications of the intended quality are accurately provided to the correct patients with the appropriate dosage, strength, frequency, and quantity. It involves clear written and verbal instructions and appropriate packaging to maintain the medicine’s efficacy.
A prescription is a written order from a licensed medical practitioner, such as a doctor, pharmacist or a nurse practitioner, that authorizes a patient to receive a specific medication, treatment, or medical device.
This could also take the form of a printed document, a text message, an email, or a picture provided by a doctor or physician to a patient. The patient can then use this information to purchase medicine from a pharmacy or chemist.
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As the pharmaceutical industry continues to grow, many seek a slice of the cake. Discover how modern technology, lifestyle changes, and the booming pharmaceutical sector are reshaping the pharmacy profession. Stay informed about the evolving landscape and opportunities in this dynamic field.
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