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Javed Akhtar Ansari1*, Imaduddin Quazi2

1Department of Pharmacology, MESCO College of Pharmacy. Hyderabad, India.
2Department of Medicinal Chemistry, MESCO College of Pharmacy. Hyderabad, India.

Volume 3, Issue 2, Page 113-115, May-August 2015.

Article history
Received: 10 August 2015
Revised: 29 August 2015
Accepted: 30 August 2015
Early view: 31 August 2015

*Author for correspondence


The first Pharm.D. program was established in 1950 at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, Los Angeles, California. In India, Pharm.D. program was introduced in the year 2008 with the aim of increasing the scope of pharmacy to meet the present health care needs. It has got a lot of job opportunities in Government sector, academics, as-clinical pharmacist, community pharmacist, consultant pharmacist. Other areas of interest include CRO (Contract Research Organizations), PV (Pharmacovigilance), medical writing/medical science liaison/medical advisor, IT sector- medical billing, medical coding and insurance claim, corporate hospitals. However, there have some critics been made for Pharm.D. program of India.
Keywords: Clinical Pharmacy, NABPLEX, Pharm.D., Pharm.D. (Post Baccalaureate).