Social Pharmacy
  by Dr P.C. Dandiya, Dr Z.Y. Khan Zafer & Dr Afifa Zafer
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   ISBN978-93-85529-54-2; 1st Ed. 2023, pp.viii + 360

   Delhi price: 300      Outside Delhi price: 315      Overseas price : 900

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   Social Pharmacy has a scope in improving the Public Health and the Role of Pharmacist. It includes Demography and Family Planning, Mother and Child Health and Overview of Vaccines, types of Immunity and Immunization. It includes the effect of Environment on Health and also the misuse abuse of drugs. It covers Nutritional aspect of Health, Microbiology, Epidemiology, Causative Agents and Clinical Presentations. It also covers communicable diseases including Respiratory, Intestinal, Arthropod-borne infections, Surface infections and the Role of Pharmacist in Disaster Management. A Glossary of common medical terms and a question bank for the benefit of the students are included.
   The book is suitable as per the prescribed in the syllabus by the Pharmacy Council of India.


1. Social Pharmacy: Introduction, Definition, Scope, Role of Pharmacist in Public Health
     Concept of Health: WHO Definition, Dimensions of health, Determinants of Health, Indicators of Health
     Role of Pharmacist in the Community
     Rational use of Medicines
     Pharmacovigilance, Adverse drug reactions
     National Health Policy: Indian Perspective,
     Introduction to Millennium Development Goals: Sustainable Development Goals, FIP Development Goal

2. Preventive healthcare – Role of Pharmacists Demography and Family Planning, Mother and Child Health, Breast Feeding - ill effects of infant milk
     substitutes, Bottle Feeding , Vaccine Overview, Immunity, Immunizing Agents and Immunization, Effect of Environment on Health, Water Pollution:
Importance of safe drinking water.
     Air Pollution: Waterborne diseases, Noise Pollution, Solid Waste Disposal, Sewage and Sewage Treatment, Occupational Illnesses, Environmental Pollution due
     to Pharmaceuticals, Psychosocial Pharmacy, Drugs of Misuse and Abuse, Psychotropics, Narcotics, Alcohol, Tobacco Products, Social Impact of these habits on
     Social Health and Productivity,Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour.

3. Nutrition and Health
     Basic of Nutrition, Macronutrients, Micronutrients, Vitamins, Mineral, Deficiency Diseases, Dietary Fiber, Water Balanced Diet, Junk Food, Changing Life Style,
     Obesity, Nutritive values of various foods, Dietary Goals, Fortification of Food, Food Safety, Food Adulteration, Effect of Artificial Ripening,
     Pesticide residue in food, Food Additives, Genetically modified food, Dietary supplements, Nutraceutics, Food supplements, Drug Food Interactions,
     National Nutrition Policy.

4. Microbiology
     Introduction, Common Microorganisms, Isolation of Microbes and Staining Techniques, Epidemiology: Introduction, Applications, Terms Used,
     Dynamics of disease transmissions,Reservoir of infection, Mode of Transmission, Susceptible host, Communicable diseases, Respiratory infections: Chiken Pox,
     Measles, Influenza, H1N1 (Pandemic Influenza),SARS, MERS, Covid-19, Diphtheria, Whooping Cough, Tuberculosis, Rubella, Mumps, Meningococcal Meningitis,
     Acute Respiratory Infections, Ebda ,Role of Pharmacist in Educating Public for Prevention of Respiratory Infections, Intestinal Infections: Poliomyelitis ,
     Viral Hepatics, Cholera, Acute Diarrheal Diseases, Typhoid, Amaebiases, Worm infestations, Ascariasis, Hook worm infection, Food poisoning,
     Role of Pharmacist related to intestinal diseases, Arthropod born infections: Malaria, Chikungunya, Dengue (Syndrome), Filariasis,
     Role of Pharmacist in Arthropod born in infections, Surface Infections Trachoma, Tetanus, Leprosy, STDs, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, HIV/AIDS,
     Syndromic Case Management of STIs, Role of Pharmacist in Surface Infections including STIs

5. Health System and Ongoing National Health Programmes in India
     Healthcare Delivery System, Primary Healthcare, Delivering Primary Healthcare Levels, Primary Level, Secondary Level, Tertiary Level,
     National Health, Programs, National Tuberculosis Control Program, Tuberculosis and HIV, National Diarrheal Control Program,
     National Leprosy Eradication Program, National AIDS Control Program, National Filaria Control Program, Nutrition Related Programs,
     National Nutritional Anemia Prophylaxis Program, Food Supply and Supplementary Nutrition Program, Special Nutrition Program,
     National Midday Meal Program, Integrated Child Development Services, Applied Nutrition Program, Targeted Public Distribution System, Food for Work Program,
     Universal Immunization Program, Vaccine Preventable Diseases, National Program for Occupational Diseases, National Family Welfare Programme,
     Reproductive and Child Health Program, Reproductive and Child Health Program II, National Rural Health Mission, National Urban Health Mission

6. Role of Pharmacist in Disaster Management
     Definition, Types of Disaster, Adverse Effects of Disaster, The Role of Pharmacist in Disaster Management

7. Phamacoeconomics
     Pharmacoeconomics basics, Health Insurance, Health, nsurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA), Health Maintenance Organisation (HMO),
     Health Spending, Out-of-Pocket Expenses, Out-of-Pocket Maximum

     Appendix 1 : Glossary of Common Medical Terms
     Appendix 2 : Question Bank