About the Book
Forensic Pharmacy is the foundation of the structure on which the sacred profession of Pharmacy has been built up in our Country. It provides much needed legal support, professional backing and ethical strength for the systematic growth of the profession.
Pharmacist as a drug custodian, drug maker, drug counsellor, drug dispenser, drug analyzer, and drug educator has to discharge his duties within the orbit of professional discipline. The profession derives its strength from the legal provisions such as, Acts, Rules, Bill, Orders, and Statutes covered in Forensic Pharmacy, also known as Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence. Besides, historical developments of drug legislations, pharmaceutical ethics, and study of allied legislative pieces constitute core of the subject.
Second Edition of the book is covering added features of pharmaceutical ethics, legislation and profession. This revised edition has eleven more chapters included along with updated information on events of today and Annexures. The text of the book is student-centric. It is explained in lucid manner, which is understandable by an average under-graduate student of pharmacy and allied sciences.
· Provided lucid and easily understandable text of the subject for undergraduate students.
· Included WTO, GATT and The Indian Patents Act with Amendments.
About the Authors
Prof. (Dr.) Chandrakant Kokate has been associated with various pharmaceutical institutions, industry, Government Statutory Bodies and Councils and Professional organizations for past three and half decades. Currently, he is the Vice-Chancellor of KLE University, Belgaum which has been accredited with 'A' Grade by NAAC. He is the first pharmacist in the country to become Vice-Chancellor of an Indian University, Vice-Chancellor of a University of Health Sciences, Hon. Fellow of Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE), Chairman of Recruitment Board of RAC for DRDO Laboratories, Hon. Colonel Commandant of Ministry of Defence, Chairman of the Regional Committee of AICTE and Chairman of Peer Team of NAAC.
Prof. Kokate served as President, Pharmacy Council of India and Indian Pharmaceutical Association and Indian Society of Pharmacognosy. He was the President of 50th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, 1998 along with Federation of Asian Pharmaceutical Association. He was a member of NBA, GATE, AICTE and UGC Committees. He is the recipient of around thirty national and international awards including, all five national awards given at Indian Pharmaceutical Congress (IPC) and three life-time achievement awards.
Prof. Kokate visited more than thirty countries for academic and professional work, chaired several international meetings and events in different parts of globe and has been a visiting Scientist in Germany on invitation by DAAD. He has given large numbers of orations and plenary lectures at both national and international conferences/meetings, published seven books and around 125 research papers in both foreign and Indian journals. He has also guided eighteen students for Ph.D. programme and forty at P.G. level.
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