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Experiences with diabetes as a practising pharmacist in Pakistan

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Author(s): Ozma Fazal

Journal: Southern Med Review
ISSN 1174-2704

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 10;
Date: 2008;
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Keywords: Pakistan | pharmacist | diabetes

ABSTRACT
Recent years have seen an upsurge in the number of pharmacists involved in clinical settings, specifically within ‘Clinical Pharmacy’. This discipline termed ‘Clinical Pharmacy’ has become an established part of patient care in many hospitals throughout the globe. One of the key points underlying the importance of clinical pharmacy is the provision of safe, effective, and economic drug therapy to patients. The need for this form of patient care becomes is essential in managing chronic illness like diabetes, hypertension, and other cardiovascular disorders. In all these conditions, the diseases are usually lifelong and with a number of co morbidities, making polypharmacy part and parcel of the overall treatment strategy. The present article describes the experiences of a practising pharmacists within a teaching hospital in Pakistan.
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