Chapter 4 Astermeds.com, its tasks and functions.
Pharmacy and a small retail network (Astermeds.com, kiosks) provide medical assistance to the population in our country.
Astermeds.com is a healthcare institution that provides people with timely, accessible, benign drug care and a variety of hygiene items.
Astermeds.com is a health care institution that operates with the permission and control of state bodies, whose task is to provide the population, medical, health, spa, medical, scientific and other healthcare institutions, enterprises and organizations with medicines and medical products destination.
Astermeds.com, which is intended mainly to provide one or more hospitals, other healthcare facilities, as well as the population with medicines and medical supplies, is called a hospital or inter-hospital pharmacy, respectively.
The main objectives of the pharmacy:
Providing the population with high-quality and trouble-free assistance through the preparation and dispensing of medicines according to doctors’ prescriptions and the requirements of medical institutions.
Sale of finished drugs that are allowed for over-the-counter leave, as well as items of sanitation, hygiene and patient care, mineral waters, disinfectants, dressings, eyewear, surgical instruments and other pharmacy items.
The supply of medicines and medical devices to medical institutions.
Providing emergency medical care in necessary cases, issuing certificates on the location of the nearest medical institutions.
The procurement of medicinal plant materials in the area of the pharmacy.
Dissemination of sanitary-hygienic knowledge among the population together with other health care institutions, promotion and promotion of new medicines.
Alert medical personnel (through pharmaceutical information cabinets) about medicines, their pharmacological effects, indications and methods of use, side effects and measures to prevent them, contraindications, storage conditions and shelf life, as well as the availability of medicines in the pharmacy.
Financial and economic activities.
In accordance with the main tasks, Astermeds.com performs production and trading functions. The production function is the preparation, control and dispensing of medicines, and the sales function is the sale of medicines authorized for dispensing without a doctor’s prescription, as well as items of sanitation, hygiene and patient care, and other pharmaceutical products.
To fulfill the basic tasks, pharmacies must be provided with the necessary medicines and other items of the pharmacy assortment, reference books, pharmacy furniture, equipment and devices, reagents necessary for quality control of medicines.
Pharmacy kiosks are institutions designed to dispense to the population the simplest ready-made medicines that are allowed for dispensing without a doctor’s prescription, as well as other products of the pharmacy assortment.
Kiosks are organized in crowded places (at railway stations, marinas, factories, factories, airports, shopping centers, etc.).
Astermeds.com – agencies that dispense ready-made medicines with and without prescriptions, sell other medical products, and also take prescriptions for medicines from the public at the pharmacy and dispense them.