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We are pleased to introduce the new edition of “Social Pharmacy” for the First year student of D.Pharm which is in accordance with the newly revised syllabus of Pharmacy council of India. As the author of this bilingual textbook of Social Pharmacy written for D. Pharm students, we are delighted to guide you through the rich tapestry of natural products that form the backbone of pharmaceutical science. This bilingual textbook has been meticulously crafted to cater to the diverse linguistic needs of students pursuing their Diploma in Pharmacy (D. Pharm). This book has been written from a pharmacy perspective; although we do hope those from other disciplines will also find it of use. We have made considerable effort to update each chapter and ensure the content is relevant to current practice. This book is small and humble effort has been put in for completing necessary information on the subject. An attempt has been made to demystify and simplify the basic concept for the students of pharmacy and to enable them get an evergreen success in Board of Technical examination. This book deals with the basic system of the body with reference to social pharmacy, and we have attempted to achieve maximum coverage in the simplest way.

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ISBN 978-81-19781-24-9
Publishers R. Narain Publishers & Distributors
Author Dr. Aziz Irfan & Ekta Khare
Binding Paperback
Edition 1/e
Price 280
Year 2024
Pages 208
Subject Bilingual Text Book of Social Pharmacy
Weight 250 g
Dimensions 24 × 19 × 1 cm

Table of Content


  1. Introduction to Social Pharmacy:

Definition  and  Scope. Social  Pharmacy as a  discipline and  its  scope in  improving the public  health.  Role  of Pharmacists in Public Health.

Concept  of  Health –WHO Definition, various dimensions, determinants, and health indicators.

National Health Policy – Indian perspective

Public  and   Private   Health  System  in  India,   National Health Mission

Introduction to Millennium Development Goals, Sustainable Development   Goals,   FIP   Development Goals

  1. Preventive healthcare: Role of Pharmacists in the following

Demography and  Family Planning

Mother and  child health, importance of breastfeeding, ill effects of infant milk substitutes and  bottle feeding

Overview   of  Vaccines, types of  immunity and immunization.

Effect   of  Environment   on   Health   –  Water   pollution, importance of safe drinking water,  waterborne diseases, air  pollution,  noise  pollution,  sewage and  solid  waste disposal, occupational illnesses, Environmental pollution due  to pharmaceuticals

Psychosocial  Pharmacy: Drugs of misuse  and  abuse  – psychotropics, narcotics,   alcohol,   tobacco   products. Social   Impact   of  these  habits   on   social   health   and productivity and  suicidal behaviours.

  1. Nutrition and Health

Basics  of  nutrition  –  Macronutrients  and  Micronutrients

Importance of water and fibres in diet

Balanced diet, Malnutrition, nutrition deficiency diseases, ill  effects  of junk  foods,  calorific  and  nutritive  values  of various foods, fortification of food

Introduction  to food  safety,  adulteration  of foods,  effects of artificial ripening, use of  pesticides,  genetically modified foods

Dietary  supplements,  nutraceuticals,  food  supplements –indications, benefits, Drug-Food Interactions.

  1. Introduction to Microbiology and common microorganisms

Epidemiology: Introduction to epidemiology, and its applications. Understanding of    terms such as epidemic, pandemic,  endemic,  mode   of  transmission,  outbreak, quarantine, isolation, incubation period, contact tracing, morbidity, mortality.

Causative  agents, epidemiology  and   clinical  presentations and  Role  of  Pharmacists  in  educating  the  public in prevention of the following communicable diseases:

Respiratory infections – chickenpox, measles, rubella, mumps, influenza (including Avian-Flu,  H1N1,  SARS, MERS, COVID-19), diphtheria, whooping cough, meningococcal  meningitis,  acute respiratory infections, tuberculosis, Ebola

Intestinal   infections   –   poliomyelitis,   viral   hepatitis, cholera, acute diarrheal diseases, typhoid, amebiasis, worm infestations, food poisoning.

Arthropod-borne infections – dengue, malaria, filariasis and,  chikungunya

Surface infections – trachoma, tetanus, leprosy


  1. Introduction to  health  systems and   all  ongoing  National Health programs in India, their objectives, functioning, outcome, and  the role of pharmacists.
  2. Pharmacoeconomics – Introduction,  basic  terminologies, importance of pharmacoeconomics.


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