Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
On-line version ISSN 1678-4561Print version ISSN 1413-8123
ANGONESI, Daniela. Pharmaceutical dispensing: an analysis of different concepts and models. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2008, vol.13, suppl., pp.629-640. ISSN 1678-4561. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232008000700012.
The present article presents a review of the definitions and methodologies of pharmaceutical dispensing elaborated by the regulating authorities, professional and health organizations in Brazil and abroad and also by some Brazilian authors from the perspective of the technical and philosophical aspects involved. Several dispensing models consider the technical aspects related to the medicines and some add the need for orientation with regard to correct use or even elements of the philosophy underlying the pharmacist care model. However, for creating procedures that can be put into practice in a community pharmacy and that meet the purpose of this pharmaceutical activity it is necessary to rethink the concept of pharmaceutical dispensing in Brazil.
Keywords : Pharmacist care; Dispensing; Community pharmacy.