Don: Time to implement dispensing by registered pharmacists

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A university don believes that it is time for Malaysia to implement the dispensing of medicines by registered pharmacists. This is in line with the nation’s aspirations to become a developed nation by 2020.

According to Professor Dr Ahmad Mahmud, who is the dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy at Lincoln University College, there are currently over 14,000 registered pharmacists in the country and based on the statistics published by the Malaysia Pharmacy Board in November 2015, there is one pharmacist to every 2,344 citizens.

To ensure that the pharmacists are highly competent in their jobs, the Pharmacy Board requires Pharmacy undergraduates to sit for the Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination during their Semester 5 onwards…

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