The place and importance of pharmacy services in disasters#

Arslan M. , SÖZEN ŞAHNE B., Şar S.

Fabad Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol.38, no.2, pp.99-105, 2013 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Abstract
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : Fabad Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Page Numbers: pp.99-105
  • Keywords: Disaster(s), Pharmacist(s), Pharmacy services


Disasters which are called as "a situation that resulting in usually significant financial losses, relocation of people and /or victims, significant deterioration occurs in society balance or in the balance or a combination of these conditions and usually sudden and severe watching a disaster" by the World Medical Association, is described as a public health problem and especially because of its losses very important in terms of health care. The scope of the Regulation on the Principles of Disaster Emergency Response Organization and Planning, meeting the needs of the health-related medical supplies and drugs that will be needed in disasters left to the responsibility of the Ministry of Health. Pharmacies providing services to meet the needs of drugs for society and in times of disaster is also known that these services continued. Many activities are conducted within the Turkish Pharmacists' Association and related pharmacists chambers play an important role in meeting the needs related to the disaster. In this study, pharmacist role in carrying out regular monitoring of the health services in disasters and meeting the needs will be examined and studies carried out in disasters until now will tried to be determined.