J Pharm Pharmacogn Res 2(Suppl. 1): S146, 2014
Special supplement with the abstract book of LATINFARMA 2013
C 049: PERMANENT PHARMACOLOGY UPDATING, INHERENT COMPETENCE TO PHARMACEUTICAL CARE
Sedeño C.Foods and Pharmacy Institute, Havana University. 23 Ave. No. 21425. Coronela, Lisa. Havana, Cuba. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the past 20 years, the safe use of drugs has generated actions and changes in international health policy, due to the many iatrogenic procedures caused by them, some attributable to clinical investigations performed with insufficient scientific rigor, other problems related to good prescribing, dispensing or administration practices by the health care professionals or improper use of drugs by patients has been named. Multiple drugs from natural, synthetic or biotechnological source, joined to the therapeutic arsenal in the last decades of the last century, characterized by some new and different mechanisms of action, other mechanisms of action already described, but with better risk benefit ratio and other designed especially for the treatment of emerging diseases at the time. The care pharmacist responsible for dispensing prescribed medications to patients must ensure and check that the patient knows the proper performance of the prescribed drug, warn of potential risks and provide advice to any health problems related to drugs. In order to do this effectively, this professional must maintain a systematic pharmacological update during the course of working life. These facts made that international government organization of health reanalyze the roles and responsibilities of pharmacists responsible for dispensing drugs in society. Among the main actions and changes that took place since the late nineties of the last century to the present are: modification of the mission of Pharmaceutical Services, with special emphasis on patient-oriented processes, the need for training Eight Star Pharmacist, with mastery of competencies as Care Provider, Decision Taker, Trainee and Educator Permanent to ensure exercise care in their actions. It is the responsibility of universities to systematically update and form pharmaceutical professionals that today’s society demands, which must be fully trained about drugs that allows them to respond to the scientific development challenges imposed by health issues that characterize this century.