Published on:2012
International Journal of Pharmacology and Clinical Sciences, 2012; 1(1):1-2
Editorial | doi:Nill

International Journal of Pharmacology and Clinical Sciences: a knowledge base for scientific enquiry and better patient care

Authors and affiliation (s):

Vasudha Devi

Editor-in-Chief, IJPCS, Associate Professor and Head of Pharmacology, Melaka Manipal Medical College, (Manipal Campus), Manipal University, India - 576104


The current health care system of the world is dependent on the modern medicine which focusses on curative rather than preventive aspects of medicine. The modern medicine has increased the life expectancy and quality of human life by delivering remedial measures for several diseases. This was possible because of advances in research and availability of evidences to practice medicine. However, in low-income and middle-income countries, drugs account for 20—60% of health-care costs.[1] The large proportion of these costs is paid out-of-pocket by patients which could be due to inadequate or no coverage by health insurance. To make the condition worse, a third of the world's population lack access to essential medicines. Read More...

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