IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: CLASSIFICATION OF ALL PARENTERAL PRODUCTS AS SCHEDULED POISONS
The Pharmaceutical Services Division of the Ministry of Health is presently in the process of controlling all products for parenteral use as Scheduled Poison under the Poisons Act 1952. This is to reduce the risk of misuse that give rise to adverse effects
As a first step, under the Gazettee P.U.(A) 181 dated 20th Jun 2017 several non-schedules chemicals that are non-scheduled and are used in the parenteral form are now considered Group C Poisons. As such all such chemicals will be subjected to the terms and conditions as in the Poisons Act 1952 as in importation, sale, indent, labelling, storage and records.
Such chemicals include bromhexine, calcium gluconate, electrolytes, mannitol, nicotinic acid, paracetamol, sodium edetate, some vitamins (include ascorbic acid and B complexes)
>>> Click here for the complete list of chemicals
NATIONAL STRATEGIC PLAN FOR TOBACCO CONTROL AND MQUIT PROGRAM
MQuit Services are already ongoing at various healthcare centres including GPs as well as pharmacies.
Read what is the strategy the government has through the MQuit services:
- To reduce to <5% smoking prevalence among women
- To reduce the smoking prevalence to <15% by 2025
- To reduce the smoking prevalence to <5% by 2045
MQUIT CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP - NORTHERN REGION 2017
Calling all pharmacists !
Grab the chance to engage with our renowned facilitators in the field of smoking cessation at the ONLY MQuit Certification Workshop for Northern region at this moment, this 19th August 2017 (Saturday)
This is definitely a golden chance for those who have completed the online CSCSP (Certified Smoking Cessation Service Provider) module to be certified for its Level 2 OSCE examination, and to get exposure on the details of MQuit program and how it helps you and your pharmacy premise to establish a good smoking cessation service!
Head over to the following links for more details today :
- Facebook page : http://www.facebook.com/mquitnorthern2017
- Registration Form : http://www.tinyurl.com/mquitkedahperlis2017
THE STAR ? NEWS ON MEDICINE PRICE AND PATIENT INFORMATION
Is there a right price for medicine? Read the issues about cost of development of a new drug, cost of manufacturing, free market, and about recommended retail price. A follow up article highlighted that patients should be given full information on their medicines and why this should be so
>>> Is there a right price for medicine
>>> Give patients full info on meds
ASIAN YOUNG PHARMACIST GROUP (AYPG) LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2017
EXTENSION OF THE DEADLINE FOR POSTER ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
Missed out the chance to showcase your best community projects? Worry not as we heard you!
Due to multiple requests, we are pleased to announce that the abstract submission deadline for our poster competition is now EXTENDED till 30th September 2017!
Grab the chance today and you're in contention to win cash prizes up to RM 5000!
Head over to the following links for more details now :
Abstract Submission Guideline :
There are more to offer at the AYPG Leadership Summit 2017! Make a beeline to the details as listed below:
- Program Tentative: https://goo.gl/fqS3KK
- Registration Packages: https://goo.gl/7XfwXg
- Information Starter Pack: https://goo.gl/YSqov7
- FAQ (Infographics): https://goo.gl/xfufbs
Do not miss the chance to earn 15 CPD points as a participant, and another 5 additional CPD points when you are qualified to present your poster during the Summit! Join us NOW!
ONLINE REPORTING OF ADVERSE DRUG REACTION (ADRs)
Please note that the online reporting of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) may now be carried out via the NPRA website.
ADR reporting forms are available for:
DG OF HEALTH NEWSFLASH (FROM FACEBOOK)
Pagi ini saya amat berbesar hati kerana telah menjalankan lawatan turun padang ke Bahagian Perkhidmatan Farmasi (BPF) dan Bahagian Regulatori Farmasi Negara (NPRA) di Petaling Jaya. Ini merupakan lawatan saya yang julung kali ke bangunan ikonik di PJ ini yang merupakan pusat pentadbiran dan makmal farmasi yang sangat penting bagi KKM.
Fasiliti di PJ ini menempatkan hampir 750 kakitangan KKM terutamanya dari kalangan Pegawai Farmasi yang terlibat dalam pelbagai fungsi termasuk pembangunan polisi, perancangan perkhidmatan farmasi, pemantauan dan penguatkuasaan, makmal farmasi, pendaftaran ubat dan produk kesihatan, penyelidikan, pembangunan sistem farmasi, kawal selia amalan farmaseutikal, akreditasi, latihan, promosi kesihatan dan sebagainya.
Saya amat berbangga dengan impak yang diberikan oleh Bahagian ini yang telah banyak menghasilkan transformasi dan inovasi yang kreatif dalam merakyatkan perkhidmatan awam. Pelbagai inovasi telah diperkenalkan misalnya di bawah program Perkhidmatan Tambah Nilai Farmasi di mana KKM telah melaksanakan Ubat Melalui Pos 1Malaysia, Kaunter Pandu Lalu, Perkhidmatan Locker4U, lain-lain program seperti Duta Kenali Ubat, Cakna Ubat dan sebagainya.
Semasa lawatan ini, saya telah diberi taklimat mengenai Pelan Strategik Program Farmasi bagi tahun 2017-2020 yang telah menggariskan teras strategik, strategi serta inisiatif yang khusus bagi memperkasakan lagi program BPF dan bahagian-bahagian di bawah program ini, agar dapat memberikan impak yang lebih besar lagi dalam pemberian perkhidmatan sektor kesihatan di negara ini.
Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah
13th MPS-USM PHARMACY SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE 2017
===ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED====
Due to overwhelming demand, the organizers have extended the abstract submission deadline to 15.8.2017.
Details of the event are as follows:
Date: 3-5 November 2017
Venue: Bayview Beach Hotel, Batu Ferringhi, Penang
Early Bird for Registration Deadline: 1.9.2017
Abstract Submission Deadline: 15.8.2017
CPD Points: 20 (full attendance) + 5 (presentation)
Do not miss out this collaborative effort from MPS and USM
Visit our website to register TODAY!!!
KELANTAN PHARMACY DAY | 30 SEPTEMBER 2017 | AEON MALL | KOTA BHARU
The Pharmaceutical Services Division of the State Health Department Kelangan, in collaboration with the MPS-Kelantan Area will be organizing the Kelantan Pharmacy D ay Program in AEON Mall, Kota Bharu on 30 September 2017.
Activities that are planned include Medication Consultation Day, and Pharmacy Run
These activities are intended to promote a culture of health awareness and sports. Participation is open to the public.
Registration for Kelantan Pharmacy Run 2017 Category 7km >>
For further enquires please visit
A MALAYSIAN AS VICE-PRESIDENT OF COMMONWEALTH PHARMACISTS ASSOCIATION
Malaysians are making headway in the international scene ? from sports to culinary skills and now for the first time a Malaysian woman is now the Vice-President of the Commonwealth Pharmacists Association.
Datuk Nancy Ho, a figure that is already well known in the pharmaceutical industry locally, accepted the challenge to be nominated as Vice-President of the Commonwealth Pharmacists Association. At the recently concluded Pharmaceutical Society of Australia ? Commonwealth Pharmacists Association Joint Conference held in Sydney recently, Datuk Nancy was officially installed as the Vice-President (2017-2019) of this prestigious Association.
USM ACADEMIC RECEIVES 2 AWARDS AT THE 17th ACCP MEET
YOGYAKARTA, 29 July 2017 ? Professor Dr. Syed Azhar Syed Sulaiman from the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) School of Pharmaceutical Sciences made the University proud when he received two awards at the 17th Asian Conference on Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) held here recently.
He received 'The Most Excellent Pharmacy Educator' and 'The Most Active President of ACCP' Awards for his contributions to the development of Clinical Pharmacy in Asia.
Azhar also gave 2 presentations at the conference, entitled 'Men, Depression, Osteoporosis and Erectile Dysfunction: Evaluation of Cases in the Malaysian Scenario' in the symposium session and 'Communication Skills in Pharmacy Practice' in the workshop session.
>>> Read more
ASIAN CONFERENCE ON CLINICAL PHARMACY
in Tehran, Iran 2018
Conslstent with ACCPs commitment to excellence In science and education, the 18th annual conference will work diligently to provide an exceptional interprofessional program that meets the needs of heathcare professionals, researchers and students in vast areas of pharmacy practlce and education. Speakers spannlng the breadth of academia, Industry, regulatory agencies, clinical specialists and practltioners will present scentific programs organized into tracks that allow participants to uniquely tailor content selection to their individual interests and requirements.
We strongly encourage you and your colleagues to ioin us for this outstanding scientific and interprofessional experience. lf you have never had visited lran, make 2018 the year to participate and see for yourself how ACCP 2018 makes a difference by providing healthcare professionals and researchers with a forum to exchange knowledge and innovative ideas that promote and expand the value of clinical pharmacy in an international healthcare framework. lran is the home of the world's oldest civilizations. The country's rich cultural legacy is reflected by its 21 UNESCO world Heritage sites, the third-largest number in Asia and eleventh largest in the world.
>>> For more details: http://www.accpasia.org
ALLIED AGAINST DENGUE: FUN RUN
To highlight the danger of Dengue, there will be a Fun Run organized by the Allied Against Dengue group of which MPS is a part of, on 17th Sep 2017
Venue: 1 Jalan Flora 3, Bandar Rimbayu, Telok Penglima Garang, Selangor
Registration fees: RM55 to RM80
Time reporting 6am
Closing date: 30th Aug
Register at: http://adrenalineaddict.asia/aad2017/
PUBLIC COMMENT-JSM PORTAL
Sila berikan komen awam (public comment) untuk deraf standard peranti perubatan halal (halal medical devices) di link ini http://www.jsm.gov.my/public-comment#.WX_fpIiGM2w mulai 1 Ogos 2017 hingga 30 September 2017.
ROAD TO WORLD PHARMACISTS DAY 2017
PERINGKAT ZON HULU SELANGOR 12th AUG 2017
Have you missed the previous legs of the Road to World Pharmacists Day?
Here is your chance to join the exciting activities that will be brought to you by Zone Hulu Langat on the 12th of August 2017 from 7am to 2pm at the Kompleks JKKK Rasa in Selangor.
Pelbagai aktiviti menarik akan dijalankan seperti:
- Pertandingan "Know Your Medicine Explorace"
- Pameran Kenali Ubat Anda
- Pameran Kerjaya Farmasi
- Senamrobik & Cabutan Bertuah
- Saringan Pemeriksaan Kesihatan
- Saringan Pemeriksaan Gigi
- Derma Darah
- Pameran Antidadah
- Pameran Kempen Derma Organ
- Pertandingan Mewarna
- Pertandingan Teka Kapsul
- Pertandingan Penyediaan Makanan Sihat
- Cabutan Bertuah
- Pelbagai kuiz dengan hadiah istimewa
- Goodie bag dengan cenderahati istimewa
- Pelbagai pameran lain dan gerai jualan
Sebarang pertanyaan lanjut, mohon hubungi Nurzafirah Binti Mustapha Kamal / Farah Abd Rahim (Pegawai Farmasi, Hospital Kuala Kubu Bharu) di talian 03-60641333 sambungan 254 / 209 / 279.
The Science and Art of Eating Buffet
By Hah Hui Ling
I don't know about you, but for me, the opportunity of a buffet dining experience is a rare privilege, a once-in-a-blue-moon occasion. Even though the chances have increased these days (thanks to the generosity of pharmaceutical companies and organizers during CPD events), I still view buffet dining as something precious, something that I must "make full use of while I have it". I am sure most of us feel the same way towards buffet. Imagine, the anticipation that builds up as meal time approaches eventually translates into tangible, all-you-can-eat food! Considering the impact it has to our emotional and physical self, we should understand the science and art of eating buffet.
>>> Read more
MEMBER BENEFIT - DISCOUNT FOR BMW AND MINI CARS
Auto Bavaria, the distributor of BMW and MINI cars is offering special discount to members of MPS for the purchase of selected models of their cars from 4% up to 7%
You would require an introductory letter from MPS stating that you are a MPS member which can be obtain by request
>>> For the introductory form and other terms and conditions
- Pharmacist / Clover Pharmacy Sdn Bhd / Batu Niah / send your resume to email@example.com or contact Miss Sim at 012-876 3676 or 085-430198
- Pharmacist / Farmasi Murni Marketing / Batu Pahat / send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Miss Chia / Mr Tay at 07-431 2742
- Pharmacist / Mr Ben Farmasi / Sibu / please contact Mr Benjamin Tian at 016 683 6970 or email at email@example.com
- Full Time Pharmacist / RedCap Pharmacy / Johor / please email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 012 625 9442
- Retail / Community Pharmacist / PRPS / Muar / please call Mr Lau at 019-6656022
- Custom Medz / full time retail Pharmacist / Jalan Klang Lama, KL / please email to email@example.com
- Community Pharmacist / Caliph Pharmacy / Sungai Buloh / please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 012-6604038 (Noor Azam)
- Pharmacist / Samad Pharmacy / Seri Kembangan / Please email resume to email@example.com or call Ms Diana at 011-1147 9182 for interview appointment
- Production Pharmacist / Xorix Sdn Bhd / please email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org