A Comprehensive Review of Community Pharmacy Services’ Development and Effects


  • Khushboo Upadhyay Student, Department of zoology, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith University, Varanasi, India.


Community pharmacies have seen major changes throughout the years, evolving from basic healthcare facilities to traditional dispensing outlets. The growth and significance of community pharmacy services are examined in this review article, which also emphasizes how crucial they are to improving patient care, drug management, worldwide public health. This analysis emphasizes the crucial part that neighborhood pharmacies play in contemporary healthcare systems by looking at important areas such drug treatment management, vaccine services, chronic illness management, patient education.
A comprehensive paradigm that puts pharmacists at the forefront of patient-centered care has replaced the historical image of community pharmacies as merely drug distributors. These pharmacies have evolved into accessible healthcare destinations thanks to the addition of services including pharmaceutical consultation, drug therapy management, comprehensive illness management. This change is consistent with the trend toward preventative and personalized treatment, where pharmacists work together with patients and other healthcare professionals to improve therapeutic outcomes.
In the area of managing chronic diseases, community pharmacists’ influence on patient care is particularly noticeable. Pharmacists are essential in helping patients manage ailments including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, respiratory disorders because of their knowledge of drugs and their interactions. The results include better patient outcomes and a higher quality of life for the patient. This involvement extends beyond pharmaceutical management and includes lifestyle counseling and ongoing monitoring.
Additionally, community pharmacists have employed cutting-edge techniques to address the urgent issue of drug non-adherence. To encourage adherence and lessen the burden of hospitalizations and disease exacerbations, pharmacists use patient education, medication synchronization, technology aids. Patients gain from this strategy, it also helps to allocate healthcare resources more effectively.




How to Cite

Upadhyay, K. . (2023). A Comprehensive Review of Community Pharmacy Services’ Development and Effects. Journal of Drug Discovery and Development ( ISSN:2581-6861), 7(1), 1-7. Retrieved from https://medicaljournalshouse.com/index.php/JDrug-Discovery-Development/article/view/1024