GLOBAL TRENDS IN PHARMACY REGULATION: A COMPARATIVE CRITICAL REVIEW

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Ajeem Hamed Ajeem Almoutared
Saleh Saud Saleh Alsalem
Melfi Dahen Ziad Alsinan
Hussein Mana Alzmanan
Mohammad Hassan Ali Aldhuwayin
Lafy Saud Saleh Alsalem

Keywords

Pharmacy Regulation, Global Trends, Comparative Analysis, Developed vs Developing Countries, Harmonization, Digital Health, Counterfeit Drugs, International Collaboration, Regulatory Reforms, Global Health

Abstract

The regulatory landscape of pharmacy practice has undergone significant transformations, influenced by global trends, technological advancements, and evolving healthcare needs. This comparative critical review explores the current state of pharmacy regulation across various regions, highlighting the disparities and commonalities in developed and developing countries. Through a systematic examination of regulatory frameworks, the review sheds light on the challenges posed by globalization, such as harmonization of standards, digital health integration, and the fight against counterfeit drugs. Case studies from select nations illustrate innovative regulatory strategies and underscore the complexities inherent in balancing access to medicines with ensuring drug safety and efficacy. The analysis reveals a trend towards greater international collaboration, with implications for future regulatory reforms and the role of pharmacists in global health. The review concludes with a discussion on the need for dynamic regulatory approaches that are adaptable to emerging healthcare paradigms, advocating for a unified effort to elevate pharmacy practice worldwide.

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