Use of Computer Software’s and Databases in different fields of Pharmacy: A meta-analysis

Saima Asif, Aisha Sana, Safila Naveed, Fatima Qamar, Humera Sarwar

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Abstract

Objective: To present an overview of different software and databases being used in various fields of pharmacy along with their effect and achievements.Methodology: We conducted a systematic review of the published literature on the use of different computer software in the field of pharmaceutical sciences using SciFinder and Google Scholar and exploring different database sites for information. The sites weresearched for articles published from 2001 up to 2016 demonstrating the use of computer assisted technologies being utilized in various subjects of Pharmacy. A total of 60 studies meeting our criteria were further analyzed to examine relationship between computer applications and pharmacy. Among these 5 belonged to each subject-Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy, Clinical Pharmacy, Industrial Pharmacy, Hospital Pharmacy, and Pharmaceutical Research. Besides few databases that are widely used in pharmaceutical sciences were also discussed.Conclusion: The frequent use of computers could be visualized in almost every walk of the field that established the role of computer technology with the passage of time in almost every branch of Pharmaceutical Sciences allowing transformation of older methodologies and paving the way for innovation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-63
Number of pages8
JournalRADS Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Volume5
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 7 Jul 2017

Keywords

  • Pharmacy
  • SciFinder
  • Google Scholar

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