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Ars Pharmaceutica (Internet)

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CASTRILLON OCAMPO, Carla Cristina; FERNANDEZ-LLIMOS, Fernando; MARTINEZ-MARTINEZ, Fernando  and  GASTELURRUTIA, Miguel Ángel. Department of pharmaceutical practice in the world, 2006. Ars Pharm [online]. 2015, vol.56, n.1, pp.8-16. ISSN 2340-9894.

Aims: A Web based research was desgined in 2006 to search for Pharmacy Practice, Social and Administrative Pharmacy departements in all Pharmacy Schools in the world. Material and Methods: The International Federation Pharmacy list of all Faculty of Pharmacy in the world was used. The key words used were: Pharmacy Practice, Social Pharmacy and Administrative Pharmacy in different languages: English, Spanish and Portuguese. Results: 718 Faculties of Pharmacy were identified, 192 reaching the inclusion criteria. 83 out of them had a PPD with a key word in their web site. In Oceania there were 9 PPD, in Asia 8 and in Europe 22. In America 43, all of them located in North America while in Africa there was only one university with a PPD. Conclusions: The biggest rate of implementation of PPD happens in well developed countries. They are autonomous, independent from other departments and with a multidisciplinary structure.

Keywords : Administrative Pharmacy; Faculty of Pharmacy; Pharmacy; Pharmacy Practice; School of Pharmacy; Social Pharmacy; University.

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