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Community and Global Health (CGU)

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Behavioral Disciplines and Activities | Medical Education | Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


In the text that follows, the development of a coherent and recognizable teaching and research field devoted to the development of the behavioral and social sciences in pharmacy is proposed. It is important for teachers and researchers in this field to establish a common and recognizable identity; to share basic definitions, purposes and criteria; and to develop forums (such as scientific meetings ·and perhaps a journal) for the exchange and nourishment of the behavioral science knowledge that they generate. It is suggested that this field be called behavioral pharmacy. This title is suggested primarily because Of recent· participant agreement and NIH legitimization given to the title "behavioral medicine" for a closely allied field concerned with behavior and health.

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