<p>Drug induced morbidity has become a common problem; it is often preceded by a DRP (Drug related Problems). Only a few studies have been conducted on DRPs in hospitalized patients in India. A prospective interventional was conducted in general medicine and emergency medicine departments of AIMS, Kochi. to analyse the impact of clinical pharmacist interventions on DRPs in patients suffering from asthma and COPD. An aggregate of 43 and 69 DRPs were identified from retrospective & prospective groups respectively from a total of 215 patient cases. Of total DRPs, 81.16% (56) clinical pharmacist recommendations were accepted and solved in consultation with health care providers and 18.57% suggestions were rejected. Drug related problems are frequent in hospitalized patients with asthma and COPD in retrospective and prospective group. Clinical pharmacist could resolve most of DRPs in consultation with other health care providers by interventions and high acceptance rate of these interventions suggest that a joint cohort between clinical pharmacist and other health care professionals can ensure a safer system of patient care. © 2017, Pharmainfo Publications. All rights reserved.</p>
I. E. Mathew, Baby, A., Joseph, S., Kumar, K. P. Gireesh, and N, A. K., “Study on clinical pharmacist initiated interventions on COPD and asthma patients”, Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, vol. 9, pp. 1212-1216, 2017.