Pharmacy graduates have
excellent opportunities in the drug industry in India and abroad said
Dr.B.Suresh, President, Pharmacy Council of India and Vice Chancellor, JSS
University, Mysore speaking at the valedictory function of the two day National
Conference on 'Emerging trends in pharmacy practice' at Sri Ramachandra
More and more
international drug manufacturers are setting up facilities in India to
produce medicine at a cheaper cost where trained and experienced pharmacists
will be required. Also countries of the
erstwhile Soviet Union have decided not to
import drugs from outside their region after 2020. They are asking Indian drug
manufacturers to set up units in their countries to manufacture drugs required
by them cheaper than the imported cost.
Indian pharma graduates have very good opportunities there but they
should learn at least one of the major international languages or language of
that region, Dr.Suresh said.
Pharma graduates have
also good scope for appointment as pharmaco vigilance officers in the 44 P.V
Centres that are being set up in medical colleges and hospitals in the country
under the Pharmaco Vigilance Policy of India at a cost of Rs.150 crore rupees
where medicine safety and drug reactions will be recorded. Government proposes to increase it to 100
centres in the next one year, he said.
Pharmacy practice is
also becoming increasingly specialized and the day is not far off when we will
have separate pharmacists for cardiology, nephrology, neurology and other
specialties Dr.Suresh added.
Earlier speaking at the conference
Dr.S.P.Thyagarajan, Pro Chancellor (Research), said that Sri Ramachandra
University has become
Regional Surveillance Centre for bacterial diseases headed by Dr.Uma Shankar
and Regional Surveillance Centre for fungal diseases headed by Dr.Anupama.
Mr.Vaidi Subramanaiam was felicitated at the conference for his 25 years of
service as pharmacist in Sri
Dr.K.Chinnaswamy, Member, Pharmacy Council of
India distributed prizes to students who participated in poster and paper
presentation and quiz program.