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Title: iBulletin170907
Date: 07-Sep-2017
Category: iBulletin

PRESS RELEASE

MPS: Pharmacist Conquer Highest Peak to Promote Healthy Lifestyle

for IMMEDIATE RELEASE

28 August 2017 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah - The Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society in continuation of its 50th Anniversary Celebrations this year, sent a team of climbers headed by Mr Chin Chee Vui (No Boundary Adventurers Association Sabah), En Aziz Jamaludin (Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society) and Ms Susan Pan (Sabah Pharmaceutical Society) to conquer the highest peak in Malaysia.

The team which comprised of of 13 pharmacists from West Malaysia and 7 from East Malaysia, set of with the objective to scale Mount Kinabalu to promote a climb towards healthier lifestyle amongst pharmacists.

This programme was planned a year ago and weeks prior to the climb, the organizing committee headed by En. Aziz Jamaludin had arranged a variety of physical trainings to gear the participants for the vigorous and strenuous 4,095 metre climb.

The team started their ascent on 26 August and their descent on 27 August. The peak was conquered just as the sun was rising and the MPS flag and MPS 50th anniversary flag was proudly flown by the organising committee head, En Aziz Jamaludin who is also the MPS Treasurer and MPS Pahang Area Chairman.

Every member of the team made it to the peak to show their commitment and passion towards the objective of promoting a healthy lifestyle amongst pharmacists.

When contacted, MPS President Tn Haji Amrahi Buang was elated and said that the climb was a way to show perseverance and passion, two characteristics that pharmacist should have in their daily professional activities. Perseverance is needed to ensure adequate and proper advocacy for their patients, and passion is to ensure that they maintain the highest form of professionalism in their practice.

In short, this climb is historical and symbolic to MPS as it shows that pharmacists will go to great lengths and heights to protect their professional rights to serve the rakyat.

>>> Mount KK from NewsstreamAsia

>>> Mount KK


PRESS RELEASE

MPS: Malaysia Singapore Coffee Shop Proprietor's General Association's "Kiddies Pack" Suggestion Contradicts Efforts to Reduce Smoking

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2 September 2017, Puchong, Malaysia - Referring to the Malaysia Singapore Coffee Shop Proprietor's General Association's suggestion to restore pack sizes to less than 20 sticks (kiddies packs) to the Malaysian market in order to reduce circulation of illegal cigarettes, the Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society (MPS) adopts a grave view of this suggestion as the MPS believes there are two separate issues at play here, namely the issue of cigarette pack size and the issue of illegal cigarettes.

In light of the government's efforts to reduce smoking across the nation, the restoration of the "kiddies pack" would be a step backwards and does not carry any benefit for the people or for the country.

As one of the key stakeholders in the efforts to reduce smoking in Malaysia, the MPS believes that efforts implemented by the government in 2006 to ban "kiddies packs" should be carried on and supported by all.

Accordingly, the government is committed to make Malaysia a smoke-free country by 2030 or some other reasonable year. There are indeed other countries in the world which have already set such a target, such as New Zealand, Singapore, and Bhutan.

The MPS also recommends that the government conduct closer surveillance on the smuggling of illegal cigarettes into the country by unscrupulous parties. In terms of overall usage, 60% of cigarettes in the country come from the illicit cigarette trade. This indicates that Malaysia is severely plagued by an illicit cigarette pandemic. Due to the lower sale price of illegal cigarettes, the number of underage smokers has in turn increased.

The MPS also appeals for stricter laws so that heftier penalties may be imposed on those involved in the illegal cigarette supply chain, whether this be in the form of longer jail terms or larger fines.

The MPS will work closely with the government to facilitate efforts to reduce cigarette- and electronic cigarette-addiction in the country.

According to the 2015 National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS), an estimated 5 million Malaysians, 22.8% of the population, are smokers. Meanwhile, according to the World Health Organisation, approximately 600 000 people die each year as a result of exposure to cigarette smoking or passive cigarette smoke, with 28% of these being children.

The MPS is one of the key stakeholders in the campaign against cigarette- and electronic cigarette-dependence. Pharmacists who have been trained in mQuit activities are always prepared to provide smoking cessation services to patients and consumers.

>>> Kiddies Pack Eng coverage


PRESS RELEASE

PFM: Saranan "Kiddies Pack" Oleh Persatuan Peniaga Kedai Kopi Adalah Langkah Yang Bertentangan Dengan Usaha Mengurangkan Gejala Merokok

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2 September 2017, Puchong, Malaysia - Berkaitan saranan Persatuan Peniaga Kedai Kopi untuk mengembalikan pek bersaiz kurang daripada 20 batang (kiddies pack) ke pasaran Malaysia untuk mengurangkan gejala rokok haram, Persatuan Farmasi Malaysia (PFM) memandang serius akan saranan ini kerana PFM berpendapat bahawa terdapat dua isu yang berbeza iaitu isu saiz pek rokok dan isu rokok haram.

Selaras dengan usaha-usaha kerajaan untuk mengurangkan gejala merokok di negara ini, tindakan untuk mengembalikan pek kurang daripada 20 batang ini adalah satu tindakan yang kebelakang dan tidak memanfaatkan rakyat dan negara.

Sebagai salah satu pihak berkepentingan untuk mengurangkan gejala merokok di Malaysia, PFM berpendapat bahawa usaha-usaha yang telah dijalankan oleh kerajaan yang mengharamkan "kiddies pack" pada tahun 2006 harus diteruskan dan diberi sokongan oleh semua pihak.

Sewajarnya kerajaan memberikan komitmen untuk negara ini menjadi sebuah negara bebas-rokok pada tahun 2030 atau ke satu tahun yang menasabah. Terdapat negara-negara di dunia yang telahpun mempunyai sasaran tersebut seperti New Zealand, Singapura dan Bhutan.

PFM juga menyarankan kerajaan agar menjalankan pemantauan yang lebih rapi terhadap gejala rokok haram yang diseludup masuk ke dalam negara oleh pihak-pihak yang tidak bertanggung jawab. Apabila dilihat dari perspektif penggunaan keseluruhan, 60 peratus rokok di negara ini adalah dari kegiatan rokok haram. Ini bermakna Malaysia telah dibelenggui pandemik merokok secara haram. Oleh kerana harga rokok haram yang lebih murah, bilangan pengguna bawah umur juga telah meningkat.

PFM menyarankan agar undang-undang berkaitan diperketatkan agar pihak-pihak yang terbabit dalam rantaian bekalan rokok haram dikenakan hukuman yang lebih berat daripada sekarang samada dalam bentuk penjara yang lebih lama atau denda yang lebih banyak.

PFM akan bekerjasama rapat dengan kerajaan agar usaha-usaha untuk mengurangkan ketagihan terhadap rokok dan rokok elektronik dapat dilakukan di negara ini.

Menurut Kajian Kesihatan dan Morbiditi Nasional (NHMS) 2015.

diianggarkan lima juta rakyat Malaysia, atau 22.8 peratus daripada penduduk Malaysia adalah perokok. Manakala menurut Pertubuhan Kesihatan Sedunia (WHO), kira-kira 600,000 orang mati setiap tahun kesan daripada pendedahan kepada merokok atau asap rokok secara pasif dan sebanyak 28 peratus mangsa adalah kanak-kanak.

PFM adalah salah satu pihak berkepentingan untuk kempen mengurangkan ketagihan terhadap rokok dan rokok elektronik. Ahli-ahli farmasi yang terlatih dalam aktiviti mQuit bersedia untuk memberikan khidmat berhenti merokok di kalangan para pesakit dan pengguna.

>>> Kiddies Pack BM coverage


13th MPS-USM PHARMACY SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE 2017

===ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 31ST AUG ====

Due to overwhelming demand, the organizers have extended the abstract submission deadline to 31.8.2017.

Details of the event are as follows:
Date: 3-5 November 2017
Venue: Bayview Beach Hotel, Batu Ferringhi, Penang
Early Bird for Registration Deadline: 30.9.2017
Abstract Submission Deadline: 31.8.2017

CPD Points: 20 (full attendance) + 5 (presentation)

Do not miss out this collaborative effort from MPS and USM

Visit our website to register TODAY!!!

http://www.mps.org.my/mpspsc2017/

#PSC2017
#MalaysianPharmaceuticalSociety
#50andFabulous
#USMSchoolofPharmSci


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:

  1. Program Tentative: https://goo.gl/fqS3KK
  2. Registration Packages: https://goo.gl/7XfwXg
  3. Information Starter Pack: https://goo.gl/YSqov7
  4. 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!


SELANGOR WOLRD PHARMACISTS DAY | 16 SEPTEMBER 2017
ZON KLANG / PETALING


PENANG CELEBRATES WORLD PHARMACISTS' DAY AT QUEENSBAY MALL
ON 30 SEPT - 1 OCT 2017


KELANTAN PHARMACY DAY | 30 SEPTEMBER 2017 | AEON MALL | KOTA BHARU

The Pharmaceutical Services Division of the State Health Department Kelantan, in collaboration with the MPS-Kelantan Area will be organizing the Kelantan Pharmacy Day 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 >>

http://goo.gl/3vBOVO

#KelantanPharmacyDay2017
#MedicationConsultationDay
#KelantanPharmacyRun2017

For further enquires please visit
https://m.facebook.com/kelantanpharmacyrun2017/


SABAH WORLD PHARMACY DAY 10 K RUN - 24 SEPTEMPER 2017
KOMPLEKS SUKAN LIKAS


VACANCY

  • Pharmacist / Medical Supplies Sdn Bhd / Interested please contact Mr. Wong – Tel: 087-415152 / HP: 0128285152 / Email: mslwong86@gmail.com
  • Retail Pharmacist / Mediconstatnt Pharmacy / KL, Klang Valley, Ipoh, Kelantan / Interested applicants can contact 603-61408638 OR email a resume/CV to looi@constant.com.my
  • Pharmacist / Nutritionist / Dietition / Pharmacist Asssistant / PMG Pharmacy Melaka / Bukit Beruang / send your resume to pmedicareg@gmail.com or contact Mr Hwang at 017-7782766/ Ms Ng at 016-8937563
  • Pharmacist / Outlet Manager / Jaya Grocer / email your resume with recent passport size photo to Human Resource Department HP: 03-7770 0817 email to hr@jayagrocer.com
  • Pharmacist / Pharmaniaga Logistics Sdn Bhd / Juru, Kuching / please email your resume to shahrul.rusli@pharmaniaga.com
  • Pharmacist / Samad Pharmacy / Seri Kembangan / Please email resume to hr@dahbali.com or call Ms Diana at 011-1147 9182 for interview appointment


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