The pharmaceutical industry helps in the improvement of a patient’s quality of life. It does this through reduction of symptoms, slowing of diseases, prevention diseases, and cure of diseases. Pharmaceutical care takes place in pharmacy practice and it includes interaction with pharmacists.
Pharmaceutical care involves determining whether patients have drug-related problems, evaluating of drug-related needs, designing and monitoring a pharmacotherapeutic plan that will resolve the problem. What can help to determine whether patients are taking drug overdoses, drug underdoses, have adverse reactions to drugs or are suffering from drug interactions is a thorough evaluation by a pharmacist.
Once they have determined all these factors they try to correct the situation. Mortality and morbidity can be increased or decreased depending on the pharmaceutical care available to patients. It has become a challenge control the quality and use of medicines available in the market because of the rapid increase in medicines in the market.
Pharmacists save lives by preventing problems related to medication. Pharmaceutical care has become expensive due to the rising cost of the healthcare industry. Patients should receive safe, efficient and quality medicines from pharmaceutical industries and professionals.
Pharmaceutical industries are facing challenges of providing drugs that will cater for antimicrobial resistance. To improve the quality of life of patients, pharmacist have the responsibility to procure, distribute, store, and administer medicines that are of good quality.
In order to improve the pharmaceutical industries, issues that must be dealt with include clinical trials, living standards, parallel trade, verification of laws, and patient safety. Some of the challenges that the pharmaceutical industry has to overcome includes counterfeit medicines, patents, intellectual property and government procurement.
Pharmaceutical industries have also been known to overprice their drugs making them inaccessible to patient. The pharmaceutical industry needs to focus on patients instead of profits so that they can help save more lives. Some pharmaceutical companies have been accused of bribing doctors to administer their drugs to patients.
Research plays a key role in the development of new drugs that can help patients everyday. The pharmaceutical industry is possible with the healthcare professionals that are involved in pharmaceutical care. Generation of jobs in this industry is through suppliers, retailers and providers of personal services.
The pharmaceutical industry has helped economies to grow rapidly. Governments play a key role in monitoring whether drugs that are used in the country are safe for people to use. The industry is expected to grow with new technologies and increased research.