The advent of a new area of pharmacy practice in the Philippines poses challenges and opportunities to the professional lives of Filipino pharmacists. In our present situation, there are still some drugstores which struggle due to their challenges in operations and providing service to people. Community pharmacy or traditionally known as drugstore or Botica is the nearest point of contact of patients to access healthcare and medicines in treating illness.
This book is timely as it aims to serve as guide to pharmacists to function based on the new practices, basic and advance product knowledge which will be helpful in their patient counseling service, the laws, rules and regulations as guide in their day-to-day operations/practice. With this book, pharmacist would be able to gain more confidence and self-esteem, and realize the vital importance of knowledge not only on the products but also of services. This book would definitely assists the progress of the pharmacists’ practice and business here in the Philippines.