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

  • Aisha Sana Hamdard University, Karachi-74600, Pakistan
  • Saima Asif Jinnah University for Women, Karachi
  • Safila Naveed Jinnah University for Women, Karachi Pakistan.
  • Fatima Qamar Jinnah University for Women, Karachi Pakistan.
  • Humera Sarwar Hamdard University, Karachi-74600, Pakistan

Abstract

Objective: To present an overview of different software’s and data bases 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’s in the field of pharmaceutical sciences using SciFinder and Google Scholar and exploring different database sites for information. The sites were searched 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 data bases 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.

Author Biographies

Aisha Sana, Hamdard University, Karachi-74600, Pakistan

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy

Saima Asif, Jinnah University for Women, Karachi

Faculty of Pharmacy

Safila Naveed, Jinnah University for Women, Karachi Pakistan.

Faculty of Pharmacy

Fatima Qamar, Jinnah University for Women, Karachi Pakistan.

Faculty of Pharmacy

Humera Sarwar, Hamdard University, Karachi-74600, Pakistan

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy

Published
2017-07-07
How to Cite
SANA, Aisha et al. Use of Computer Software’s and Databases in different fields of Pharmacy: A meta-analysis. RADS Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 2, p. 55-67, july 2017. ISSN 2521-8484. Available at: <http://jpps.juw.edu.pk/index.php/jpps/article/view/136>. Date accessed: 25 nov. 2017.