Kenapa harus Farmasi?Why Pharmacy?

Farmasi (Inggris: pharmacy, Yunani: pharmacon, yang berarti: obat) merupakan salah satu bidang profesional kesehatan yang merupakan kombinasi dari ilmu kesehatan dan ilmu kimia, yang mempunyai tanggung-jawab memastikan efektivitas dan keamanan penggunaan obat. Ruang lingkup dari praktik farmasi termasuk praktik farmasi tradisional seperti peracikan dan penyediaan sediaan obat, serta pelayanan farmasi modern yang berhubungan dengan layanan terhadap pasien (patient care) di antaranya layanan klinik, evaluasi efikasi dan keamanan penggunaan obat, dan penyediaan informasi obat. Kata farmasi berasal dari kata farma (pharma). Farma merupakan istilah yang dipakai di tahun 1400 – 1600an.
Institusi farmasi Eropa pertama kali berdiri di Trier, Jerman, pada tahun 1241 dan tetap eksis sampai dengan sekarang.

Farmasis (apoteker) merupakan gelar profesional dengan keahlian di bidang farmasi. Farmasis memiliki propsek kerja yang sangat luas. Farmasis biasa bertugas di institusi-institusi baik pemerintahan maupun swasta seperti badan pengawas obat/makanan, rumah sakit, industri farmasi, industri obat tradisional, apotek, dan di berbagai sarana kesehatan. (Wikipedia).

Apoteker di USA masuk ke dalam TOP 50 THE BEST JOB  dan berada di urutan ke 13 , bahkan pada tahun 2009 menjadi the best career 2009.

Pharmacy is the health profession that links the health sciences with the chemical sciences and it is charged with ensuring the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs. The word derives from the Greek: φάρμακον (pharmakon), meaning “drug” or “medicine”[1] (the earliest form of the word is the Mycenaean Greek pa-ma-ko, attested in Linear B syllabic script[2]).

The scope of pharmacy practice includes more traditional roles such as compounding and dispensing medications, and it also includes more modern services related to health care, including clinical services, reviewing medications for safety and efficacy, and providing drug information. Pharmacists, therefore, are the experts on drug therapy and are the primary health professionals who optimize medication use to provide patients with positive health outcomes.

An establishment in which pharmacy (in the first sense) is practiced is called a pharmacy, chemist’s or  drug store.

The word pharmacy is derived from its root word pharma which was a term used since the 15th–17th centuries. In addition to pharma responsibilities, the pharma offered general medical advice and a range of services that are now performed solely by other specialist practitioners, such as surgery and midwifery. The pharma (as it was referred to) often operated through a retail shop which, in addition to ingredients for medicines, sold tobacco and patent medicines. The pharmas also used many other herbs not listed.

In its investigation of herbal and chemical ingredients, the work of the pharma may be regarded as a precursor of the modern sciences of chemistry and pharmacology, prior to the formulation of the scientific method. (Wikipedia)

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