Pharmaceutics is one of the divisions of pharmacy. It involves dealing with New Chemical Entities or drugs that are safely transformed and used on patients as medication. There are numerous chemicals having pharmacological properties, but cannot be directly used on patients. By performing special procedures, these chemicals can easily be transformed into medicines of therapeutic values.
These raw, pure drugs are generally crystalline or amorphous in nature. In older days, there were no practice of transforming drugs into medicines, rather they were directly dispensed for medical treatment.
Pharmaceutics division of pharmacy basically deals with formulating drugs from delivery to disposition. There are six main sub-branches of pharmaceutics which are formulation, manufacturing, dispensing, pharmaceutical technology, physical pharmacy and lastly pharmaceutical jurisprudence.