Revista Cubana de Farmacia
versión On-line ISSN 1561-2988
HENRIQUES RODRIGUEZ, Ruth Daisy. The pharmacologists at the threshold of the XXI century. Rev Cubana Farm [online]. 2008, vol.42, n.1, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-2988.
Looking into the future helps us to interpret the needs of the human beings. It compels us to analyze those transformations that allow a "viable future" with democracy, equity and social justice. The ambivalence principle of science is very important. It may be used for good or for bad. To integrate it to other knowledge, art, philosophy, psychology, just to mention some, will facilitate its better understanding. Moreover, the increasing concern about the complexity of the health field, its economic, social, scientific, technical, and political implications demand an interdisciplinary approach. It is the pharmacologist within the health professionals the only one that provides a concrete object: the drug, whose access in the present world is a big social problem, since most of the population has no access to this essential product. From the second half of the last century on, drugs became an important therapeutical tool, but the economic, social and health problems have aggravated, and that's why it is necessary to look to the future
Palabras llave : Social pharmacy; interdisciplinarity and drugs; science and the drug art; pharmaceutical anthropology.