The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan, established in 1880, is one of Japan’s oldest and most distinguished academic societies. The Society currently has around 17,000 members. It publishes three monthly scientific journals. Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin (Chem. Pharm. Bull.) began publication in 1953 as Pharmaceutical Bulletin. It covers chemistry fields in the pharmaceutical and health sciences. Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin (Biol. Pharm. Bull.) began publication in 1978 as the Journal of Pharmacobio-Dynamics. It covers various biological topics in the pharmaceutical and health sciences. A fourth Society journal, the Journal of Health Science, was merged with Biol. Pharm. Bull. in 2012. Yakugaku Zasshi (Japanese for “Pharmaceutical Science Journal”) has the longest history, with publication beginning in 1881. Yakugaku Zasshi is published mostly in Japanese, except for some articles related to clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutical education, which are published in English.
The main aim of the Society’s journals is to advance the pharmaceutical sciences with research reports, information exchange, and high-quality discussion. The average review time for articles submitted to the journals is around one month for first decision. The complete texts of all of the Society’s journals can be freely accessed through J-STAGE. The Society’s editorial committee hopes that the content of its journals will be useful to your research, and also invites you to submit your own work to the journals.

Chairman of Committee
Sumio Ohtsuki
Faculty of Life Sciences, Kumamoto University
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Volume 141 (2021) Issue 9 Pages 1109-1116
Occupational Exposure of Pharmacists to Drugs during the Preparation of Powder Drugs in Dispensing Pharmacies Read more
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Pharmacists are exposed to the drug when dispensing powder drug. The authors clarified the current status with scientific measurements. The pharmacists were exposed to 0.17 µg/d (median) of drug ingredients just in the dispensing room. Furthermore, dispensing drug powder increased the exposure to a maximum of 0.4–36 µg per one prescription. Although there are concerns about the health hazards of pharmacists due to exposure to drug dust, they found that wearing medical mask removed more than 90% of drug ingredient.

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