In Baghdad the first pharmacies, or drug stores, were established in 754, under the Abbasid Caliphate during the Islamic Golden Age. By the 9th century, these pharmacies were state-regulated. Arabic herbal medicine guidebook De Materia Medica of Dioscorides. Cumin & dill. c. 1334. The advances made in the Middle East in botany and chemistry led medicine in medieval Islam substantially to develop pharmacology. Muhammad ibn Zakarīya Rāzi (Rhazes) (865-915), for instance, acted to … Continue reading FAQ 8: Do you know where and when world’s first ever Pharmacy outlet opened?
Ramadan is the holy month of fasting in which Muslims refrain from food, fluids, oral medications and smoking from sunrise until sunset. The Koran specifically exempts from fasting those for whom it may have harmful consequences, such as pregnant women, the elderly and those with medical conditions. Fasting is not recommended for type 1 diabetes … Continue reading FAQ 7: As a Pharmacist what is your recommendation for a patient who is taking Insulin for diabetes melitus and would like to be fasting during the day for a particular period of time to perform his/her religious direction during Holy Ramadaan?
Essential medicines were originally defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as those which: satisfy the needs of the majority of the population and therefohould be available at all times, in adequate amounts, in appropriate dorice the individual and community can afford. Development of the concept The idea of defining essential medicines – and establishing a list of … Continue reading FAQ 6: What are Essential Medicine? Why a country must have an Essential Medicines List (EML)?
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Pharmacovigilance Pharmacovigilance (PV) is defined as the science and activities relating to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse effects or any other drug-related problem (1). WHO established its Programme for International Drug Monitoring in response to the thalidomide disaster detected in 1961. Together with the WHO Collaborating Centre for International Drug Monitoring, Uppsala, … Continue reading FAQ 5: What is Pharmacovigilance?
1. Drugs with; "larger therapeutic index and lower lethal dose". 2. Drugs with; "smaller therapeutic index and higher lethal dose". 3. Drugs with; "equal therapeutic index and lethal dose". 4. Drugs with; "larger therapeutic index and higher lethal dose". 5. Drugs with; "smaller therapeutic index and lower lethal dose". Answer: Right answer is the condition … Continue reading FAQ 4: Considering Therapeutic Index & Lethal Dose; which one from the below conditions is applicable to be a relatively safer drug for the patients in terms of overdose toxicity & side effects?
Dear Fellow Pharmacists, hope we all are doing well. I am very excited to announce that Pharmabook is inviting for articles and features related to pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical care from Pharmacists around the world. Your valuable contribution towards Pharmabook will enrich pharmacy profession as well as Continuing Pharmacy Education. Please make sure you are … Continue reading Pharmabook Call for Manuscripts