The Borneo Post

Pharmacist­s reminded to practise ethically


KUCHING: Pharmacist­s must conduct practices in compliance with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) and codes set by the Malaysian Pharmaceut­ical Board.

In giving this reminder, Health Ministry’s Pharmacy Enforcemen­t Division director Tan Ann Ling warned that failure to adhere to the stipulated regulation­s would risk having their A licence revoked or their registrati­on with Malaysian Pharmacy Board terminated.

“However, action will only be taken against unethical pharmacist­s based on the complaints lodged, or the results of investigat­ion carried out against them,” he said in his opening remark at ‘Sarawak Pharmacy Conference 2019’ in UCSI University Sarawak Campus here yesterday.

Tan said a small group of pharmacist­s had been found selling medicine from government clinics and pharmacies to other pharmacist­s within the industry.

Such practice was also condemned by Sarawak Health director Dr Jamilah Hashim, who viewed it as being ‘highly unethical and possibly criminal’.

“I strictly asked all public and private pharmacist­s to be ethical by adhering to existing laws and regulation­s stipulated by the Malaysian Pharmaceut­ical Board,” said Dr Jamilah, adding that Sarawak had recorded no such case.

On controlled medicine, Dr Jamilah reminded private pharmacist­s to prescribe them only to patients with proper prescripti­on slips issued by authorised medical personnel.

 ??  ?? Manyin (second right) and Salahuddin (third right) flag off the Sarawak Teachers’ Bikers Club.
Manyin (second right) and Salahuddin (third right) flag off the Sarawak Teachers’ Bikers Club.

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