above criteria that has the potential to make pharmacy profession relevant to the society.
We say that pharmaceutical care should be our mission but is it our standard?
Standards play an important part in the measurement of quality of service. GPP guidelines aim
to set the standards for pharmacy services to be provided to the society through community
These guidelines have been documented with the understanding and acceptance that the
conditions of pharmacy practice may vary between different areas within the country. Not only
is there likely to remain a difference in the pharmacy services available in our urban and rural
area, the inordinate large number of retail pharmacies in most cities would keep a wide
difference in level of the services provided.