Bioterrorism and pharmacy services
Sözen Şahne, Bilge
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Nowadays, biological terror cause illness and death by effecting people health in a negative way because of various reasons. The epidemics that occur as terrorist purposes can influence over the masses with unexplained reasons. Throughout history, epidemic diseases as plague effected the results of lots of wars is known. Today, communities in competing try biological terror agents to damage each other is observed. Precautions should be taken to biological terror attacks like as all other diseases for getting over them with minimum negative effects. So, services giving by health care professionals at these situations are very important to reduce or stop the danger. It is known that pharmacies are the one of the health authorities that people who exposure various biological agents at these situations firstly go. The pharmacists should have enough information to correctly route people who came pharmacies and to provide right information flow to related places at mentioned situations. In this study, the scope of given pharmacy services, pharmacists’ roles will be tried to explain by examining reasons of biological terror and danger and coping strategies with them.