Nandkumar Shinde College Of Pharmacy, Aghur, Vaijapur 423701 Dist.-Aurangabad, Maharashtra
The impact of COVID-19 on pharmacy practice and telepharmacy services has been significant. This abstract provides a brief overview of the key changes and challenges observed during the pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic forced a rapid transformation in pharmacy practice. Pharmacies became frontline healthcare providers, playing a crucial role in testing and vaccination efforts. Social distancing measures led to increased demand for telepharmacy services, including medication consultations and prescription deliveries. Pharmacists adapted by implementing safety protocols, such as PPE use, and offering telepharmacy solutions to minimize in-person interactions. This shift has enhanced patient convenience and accessibility to essential medications, especially for high-risk individuals. Challenges emerged as well, including managing drug shortages, providing accurate information to patients, and ensuring data security in telepharmacy. Regulatory changes and telehealth expansion have influenced the long-term integration of telepharmacy into the healthcare landscape. In conclusion, the COVID-19 pandemic catalyzed transformative changes in pharmacy practice and the adoption of telepharmacy services. These adaptations will likely persist in the post-pandemic era, shaping the future of pharmacy services and patient care.
A. S. Wakle*, A. S. Jejurkar, Dr. Rajndra Kawade, The Impact Of Covid 19 On Pharmacy Practice And Telepharmacy Services, Int. J. in Pharm. Sci., 2023, Vol 1, Issue 11, 128-132. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10071327