The Sri Lankan Perspective of Implementing Clinical Pharmacy Services


  • Samaranayake N.R. Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka



Clinical Pharmacists provide pharmaceutical care to patients to ensure quality use of medicines and to improve patients’ quality of life. Although clinical pharmacy services have shown medication related benefits to patients, this service has still not been formerly established in Sri Lanka. This report is on the status of developing clinical pharmacy services in Sri Lanka as perceived by an academic who has been involved in teaching, research, and in the development of clinical pharmacy services in Sri Lanka.

Keywords: Clinical pharmacy, Pharmacy education, Pharmaceutical care, Sri Lanka