A shop which specifically sells medicines and other pharmaceutical products along with bandages, injections, and ointments is a pharmacy. A pharmacy can also be a hospital dispensary which is located inside a hospital and is focused on making it easier for patients to buy medicines specially those who are admitted to the hospital. While hospital dispensaries are advantageous for the admitted patients the pharmacies which are located randomly on the streets are beneficial for the people who are suffering from normal viruses or diseases. They can just go to the nearest pharmacy shop to buy the medicines instead of going to the hospital. But it is essential for the pharmacist to check the prescription before handing any medicine to the people as the medicines can be used for illegal or immoral purposes. Some of the best multivitamins in UAE pharmacies are available.
Types of pharmacies
Other than hospital pharmacies and community pharmacies, there are a lot more types of pharmacies which exist today. There is even a home delivery pharmacy in Dubai.
Industrial pharmacy: industrial pharmacy does not exactly get involved in selling medicines – rather, it includes the research work related to medicines. Along with that it is related to the production, packaging, sales, and quality control of the medicines. The work of industrial pharmacist may include as working as a representative for a certain pharmaceutical company and their work is to tell the clients about the use and effective outcomes of their products.
Compounding pharmacy: compounding pharmacy includes custom made medicines which are created from the base ingredients or chemicals of medicines. Compounding medicines does not involve the medicines which are already prepared and made. The pharmacist who is working as a compounding pharmacist is generally called the compounder and he works in normal clinics, hospital as well as in nursing homes.
Consulting pharmacy: it is the most recent branch of pharmacy in which there is no dispensing of medicines. Rather it involves the assessment and analysis of the medicines about their working efficacy. People may consult a consulting pharmacist so that they can use the medications most efficiently and effectively.
Ambulatory care pharmacy: ambulatory care pharmacy is the mobile facility which can reach from people to people. It minimizes the hospital visits and can meet the general requirements of people related to medications. Many ambulatory care pharmacies also run in rural areas. And these pharmacies usually run by certified healthcare managements.