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B.Pharm Professional Degree in Bangladesh


The Bachelor of Pharmacy is now start as 5-year professional program at most of the universities in Bangladesh. Total number of credits are also increased compare with B.Pharm (Honors). 

The curriculum includes sound knowledge basic chemistry, hospital and clinical pharmacology, community pharmacy, pharmaceutical technology, toxicology, pharmacy law, drug use management, pharmacotherapy, patient assessment & counseling, pharmaceutical dispensing etc.

A Grade Pharmacist Registration Process in Bangladesh


Pharmacy Council of Bangladesh (PCB) is an Autonomous Organization that can provide scope for the graduate pharmacists. The council can be considered as the controlling authority of pharmacy education and practice.

A registered (A Grade) pharmacist in Bangladesh must be completed his/her bachelor degree from a university. Then he/she applied for registration in Pharmacy council of Bangladesh (PCB) to get the registered certificate.

Veterinary Education in Bangladesh


Veterinary education is the tertiary education of veterinarians. To become a veterinarian, one must first complete a veterinary degree (DVM, VMD, BVS, BVSc, BVMS, BVM etc.).

Veterinary medicine is the branch of science that deals with the appliance of medical, surgical, dental, diagnostic and therapeutic principles to pet, domestic, wildlife and livestock animals.

Veterinary Education in Bangladesh is one of the highly valuable study sector in Bangladesh. Every year thousands of veterinarian appointed different sector of the country.

Dossier Preparation for Pharmaceutical Finished Products


Dossier means collection or file of documents on the same subject, especially a file containing detailed information about a person or a topic.

Pharmaceutical dossier means the process of reviewing and assessing the pharmaceutical product containing its detailed data (administrative, quality, nonclinical and clinical) and the permission granted by the Regulatory Agencies of a country with a view to support its marketing / approval in a country is called as the “Marketing Approval or the “Registration” “Marketing Authorization” or the “Product Licensing”. It is more commonly called as the New Drug Application (NDA) in the USA or Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) in the European Union (EU) and other countries, or simply Registration Dossier.

Diploma in Pharmacy in Bangladesh


Diploma in Pharmacy is an undergraduate programme to provide students with shorter curriculum of fundamental knowledge and understandings of the professional emphasis areas in pharmacy including dispensing and compounding of medication, health care scientific management, pharmaceutical prescription and technology applied in pharmaceutical care.

This programme aims to strengthen its graduates to assume responsibilities in a range of pharmaceutical sectors with dispensing and compounding of medication.

Nursing and Midwifery Profession in Bangladesh


A career as a nurse is one of the professions that one can grow old in without getting stale in one position because it provides numerous opportunities for advancement. It’s important to understand that licensed graduates of a BSc in nursing, associate’s degree in nursing and diploma holders of a nursing program are qualified to hold entry-level jobs in a healthcare facility as a staff nurse in Bangladesh. Some employers, however, won’t hire nurses unless they have completed a bachelor’s degree. Thus, nurses who graduated with an associate degree often find it worthwhile to go back to school so they can obtain their Bachelor degree.

There was a severe shortage of nursing personnel in the country. Bangladesh was one of a few countries in the world that has more medical doctors than nurses: about 3 medical doctors to one nurse.

But  last five years Bangladesh Government recruited around 30,000 nurses in health sector of the country.

A Comparative Study of Drugs Prescribed with Generic and Brand Name


Comparative study of Brand-name and Generic-name prescription

Prescription is an instruction written by a physician or health care provider that authorizes a patient to be provided a medicine or treatment. The written pattern of medicines either through brand name or generic name varies country to country. Some patients have the misperception that generic drugs are inferior to brand name drugs. They may be uncertain about using generic drugs initially, but they are in fact more likely to adhere to treatment when prescribed lower-cost generics.

Brand Name Drugs

Brand name drugs are also called as “innovator drugs”. Brand name is chosen by the company that makes it. Various pharmaceutical companies may make the same generic medicine, each with their own brand name. This name is normally chosen based on ease of advertising or easier to say than the generic name. Because pharmaceutical companies invest considerable amounts of money to develop a new medicine, they are given the sole right to manufacture and distribute the medicine for a period of time. For example, paracetamol is a generic name having several brand name of different company including NAPA, Ace etc.

Drug Abuse Problem in Bangladesh


Drug abuse can be defined as Compulsive, excessive and self-damaging use of habit forming drugs or substances, leading to addiction or dependence, serious physiological injury - such as damage to kidneys, liver, heart and/or psychological harm (dysfunctional behavior patterns, hallucinations, memory loss) or death. The term "substance abuse" is now frequently used because of the broad range of substances (including alcohol and inhalants) that can fit the addictive profile.

In recent years, drug addiction has significantly increased in the whole world, especially in the South Asian countries like Bangladesh. Bangladesh is situated in the central point between the ‘golden triangle’ (Myanmar, Thailand and Laos) and the ‘golden crescent’ (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran) in terms of geographical location. And it is also surrounded by the major drug producing countries of Asia. Bangladesh with its easy land, sea and air access is becoming a major transit point. This also contributes to drug abuse in Bangladesh.

Pharmacovigilance in Bangladesh


Pharmacovigilance (PV) is defined as the science and activities relating to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse effects or any other drug-related problem.

Access to medicine is improving in Bangladesh, thanks to the efforts of global health initiatives and also to the commitment of national governments. Medicines and other health commodities are required to be safe, effective, and of good quality to achieve their intended purpose.

However recent history records several incidences of harm from poor quality or unsafe products. The increasing influx of these products into global supply chains can diminish the significant improvements in access and compromise the success of public health programs.

The primary objective of pharmaceutical regulation is to safeguard the public from unsafe medical products. Countries can achieve that by measuring pharmacovigilance (PV) system.

Ayurvedic Medicine in Bangladesh


Ayurvedic medicine (also known as Ayurveda) is one of the world's oldest healing systems developed more than 5,000 years ago in India subcontinent. Till now Ayurveda is a primary healthcare system in different region of the world including India, Pakistan, Sri Lankan, Bangladesh etc.

The main classical Ayurveda texts begin with accounts of the transmission of medical knowledge from the Gods to sages, and then to human physicians.