ONLINE SALES OF MEDICINES AND SUPPLEMENTS
Either there has been an increase in online offer for sale of health supplements or medicines, or just more reporting over such cases. Whatever it is, the issue of online purchases have their risks besides being illegal in some cases.
Due to this the MPS made an alert call and this appeared in the Star.
Other news media picked it up and calls were received for interview with the President for more information.
Please check the website for more coverage
- Medicine sold online may hurt
- Nanyang Siang Pau news
- Health Ministry actively monitors prescription drugs sold to Malaysians
Nanyang also called up the Deputy President who also voiced the same issue
COMMUNITY PHARMACISTS ARE ALWAYS READY TO HELP
A recent article in the Star was that patients are in the dark about the medicines they received.
>>> In the dark about medicines News
Pharmacists are more than happy to help patients clarify any questions they have with their medications in detail as it is their duty. There are much more that can be done when approached for advice and this is extensively discussed in many platforms Let all these shortcomings be the pharmacist leverage points to show their responsibilities and expertise.
AGM OF THE MALAYSIAN ACADEMY OF PHARMACY
All members of the Malaysian Academy of Pharmacy are to take note that the AGM is postponed to 25th Feb 2018 (Saturday) at the same venue, that Wisma MPS at 2pm
The agenda remains are before in the first announcement and all Academy members are encouraged to attend
>>> Notice of postponed AGM
STANDARDISATION OF PRESCRIPTION
The Pharmaceutical Services Division had recently proposed a standardised prescription format for both doctors as well as veterinary doctors. For patient safety, when filling prescriptions the necessary information should be in the prescription itself.
>>> Ministry of Health circular on Standardisation of Prescription
>>> Standardised prescription format
NATIONAL RENAL PHARMACY SCIENTIFIC MEETING
The theme of this year's is 'Seeking New Evidence Beyond The Norm'. The burden of kidney disease is still on the rise. At present, it is estimated that between 1.8 to 3.1 million of Malaysians may have chronic kidney disease with the majority undetected in their early stages. We are in the era of abundance scientific evidence, particularly in the field of nephrology. As the root cause of the disease has become better understood, many new drugs have been developed and recommendations in the clinical practice guidelines have been revised. Research and study in the field of renal pharmacotherapy will be progressively important to improve patient care in various aspects.
The Renal Pharmacy Scientific Meeting will bring together pharmacists in clinical practice, academia, pharma-industry and all areas of expertise who share similar interest in renal pharmacotherapy. The meeting aims to provide opportunities for sharing of evidence-based renal medicine which can be taken as pearls for daily practice. The meeting also provides potential networking opportunities for collaboration in order to cultivate interest in conducting research in renal disease. Participants will come away from the scientific meeting with the knowledge they need to advance their roles in their respective fields.
We look forward to meeting you!
Dr.Norkasihan Ibrahim, RPh 4051
>>> Click here for the Program: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3
>>> Click here for Registration Form
>>> Click here for Abstract Submission
MPS MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL 2018 AND MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
It is time to renew your MPS 2018 membership.
The MPS appreciates and value your membership. Your renewal would provide MPS with a stronger voice to participate in representing the pharmacists in various forums.
As an immediate appreciation of your renewal or new membership, each will be entitled to a gift card to redeem a bottle of health supplement from a participating pharmacy, compliments of Abbott. This is valid for Ordinary / PRP / FRP, Associate members. Life and Fellow members are also eligible.
If you do not have any updates to your personal profile of your membership, you can just make a deposit of the annual fees to the MPS Bank account and send a copy of the receipt with your name on it and purpose (eg Name, MPS Membership renewal 2018) and the secretariat will do the rest.
Or you may just wait for the hard copy of the renewal notice that will be sent by post to you, and then choose the prefer payment method (direct deposit to MPS bank, credit card, cheque) and return it to the MPS Secretariat. But why wait - just use the first method.
Alternatively renewal can also be carried using any one of the options available here
New members may also apply using any of these options
MPS / STATE / AREA AND OTHER ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS
- 25 Feb Academy of Pharmacy AGM
- 3 Mar Sarawak PS AGM (UPC 7pm)
- 18 Mar Perak AGM
- Mar Pahang AGM ( kiv)
- 22 Apr Sabah PS AGM ( tentative )
- 27-29 Apr MPS AGM & Seminar
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