Hospital pharmacy is a discipline of practical pharmacy, which is responsible for the supply of complex pharmaceutical products, either by purchasing or producing them, and contributes to the safe, efficient and rational use of medicines.
While it is not well developed in some countries, it is a specialty of pharmacy taught at the academic level and recognized through postgraduate training in others. In all cases, the proper use of medicines in hospitals requires specific pharmaceutical skills and the monitoring of good practice, which must be acquired through specific education.
Management of the selection, supply, storage and dispensing of medicines within the facility.
Promoting and ensuring the rational use of medicines by health professionals and patients
Ensuring the compounding and preparation of pharmaceutical products in accordance with the good manufacturing practice
Provision of safe and effective services to provide quality medicines that meet patients' needs
Maintain a system for monitoring, preventing and reporting adverse drug events to ensure patient safety.