Departments and Centers

Department of Pharmacy

Chairman Hidetoshi Kamimura Ph.D.

In the Pharmacy Department, a professor of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is appointed as Director. In addition, 4 other faculty members work in the Pharmacy Department. The Pharmacy Department is staffed with 61 pharmacists and 8 office workers. An additional pharmacist belongs to the Clinical Studies Support Center. The Pharmacy Department performs dispensations, preparations, and TPN/Anticancer IV mixtures, and provides drug information services in a centralized operation. Moreover, in the wards pharmaceutical care is provided to inpatients with the cooperation of other medical staff. Clinical pharmacists are also actively involved in team medicine by participating in the Infection Control Team (ICT) Committee, Nutritional Support Team (NST) Committee, Bedsore Committee, and Palliative Care (PC) Committee. A pharmacist was assigned to the Surgery Division in April 2007, and the management of narcotics, psychotropic agents, and poisons commenced. The Pharmacy Department conducts clinical training of pharmacy and medical students of Fukuoka University and started a paid pharmacist residency system for graduates in April 2006.

Services of Pharmacy Department

Items / Year 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Number of non-parenteral prescriptions for inpatients 212,430 199,380 192,166 191,578 187,518
Number of non-parenteral prescriptions for outpatients 19,320 17,436 17,265 16,123 16,284
Number of prescriptions dispensed by out-of-hospital pharmacies 186,576 187,693 183,554 176,302 172,248
Number of parenteral prescriptions for inpatients 187,427 181,788 175,081 182,301 189,015
Number of parenteral prescriptions of injections for outpatients 33,033 34,740 35,328 37,208 36,473
Number of anti-cancer preparations dispensed for inpatient chemotherapy 5,840 4,788 5,235 5,516 6,272
Preparations dispensed for outpatient chemotherapy 7,176 6,564 6,586 7,282 7,885
Number of TPN mixtures prepared 4,416 2,748 2,110 2,601 3,392
Number of pharmaceutical consultations for inpatients 26,424 28,862 35,465 38,988 37,689