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Prof.D.Karthikeyan, M.Pharm.,Ph.D.,

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  • India has a vast and developing pharmaceutical industry. Increasing number of hospitals, nursing homes and pharmaceuticals companies all over the country is a clear indication of the growing scope in pharmacy profession. The basic goals of the pharmacy professionals is to discover, develop, manufacture, market and dispense drugs. Last three decades, pharmacists are increasingly expected to be compensated for their patient care skills.In particular, Medication Therapy Management includes the clinical services that pharmacists can provide for their patients.Such services include the thorough analysis of all medication (prescription, non-prescription, and herbals) currently being taken by an individual. The result is a reconciliation of medication and patient education resulting in increased patient health outcomes and decreased costs to the health care system.