CHINESE NEW YEAR MESSAGE FROM MPS PRESIDENT
The year 2017 was a milestone year for MPS. We celebrated our Golden Anniversary and were part of many policy-making meetings that are now bearing fruit as we usher in the Chinese New Year for the year 2018.
The decision from the Pharmaceutical Services Division on price standardization and our firm stand on online sales of medication received much appreciation from members, pharmacists and the public alike.
I hope that members who entrusted us to take up leadership will continue to show us support and encourage new members to sign up.
We have delivered on our promises last year and vow to do so this year as well. Much of MPS successes are due to you, the members. With the arrival of the Chinese New Year, I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to all members for the trust and support offered to MPS and myself.
For all who celebrate the lunar new year, let me also take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very happy and prosperous Chinese New Year!
Looking ahead to the Chinese New Year, I am both excited about our strategy and confident about our ability to achieve further success.
Gong Xi Fa Cai
Good luck in the year ahead!
Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society
COMPULSORY USE OF COMMUNITY PHARMACY LOGO IN PHARMACY PREMISE
The Pharmacy Enforcement Division of the Ministry of Health has issued a circular regarding the use of the Community Pharmacy logo.
This Community Pharmacy logo was officially launched during the World Pharmacists Day 2017 by the Honorable Minister of Health. The Division has informed that all community pharmacy is required to display this logo at their premises and it should be on the signboard and can be clearly view by the public. This is to have a uniform identity of community pharmacy and encourage the public to view the community pharmacy as a centre for professional medicine advice.
As such it is compulsory for all community pharmacy to display this logo and this directive is effective with immediate effect for all new premises, and for existing premise this will be with effect from January 2019.
>>> Use of community pharmacy logo circular
>>> Community pharmacy logo with colour coding
>>> Video on launch of Community Pharmacy logo
STANDARD PRICING AND BONUSING SCHEME FOR ALL HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS
MPS greatly welcomes the latest circular by the Pharmaceutical Services Programme which serves as a directive to pharmaceutical manufacturers and suppliers to strictly adhere to the Good Pharmaceutical Trade Practice (GPTP) which was endorsed by the Malaysian Competition Commission back (MyCC) in 2015. The companies involved should ensure that their pricing along with bonuses are standard across all healthcare providers (community pharmacies, clinics & private hospitals).
With this, MPS hopes that it will further encourage healthier competition amongst the relevant healthcare providers and hopefully reduce all unethical and discriminatory practices.
MPS would also like to urge all pharmacists and other healthcare providers to report to MyCC if there are still non-standardized pricing schemes arising in the future.
With that, MPS would like to thank members of the Inducement Task Force, Advisors, contributors, members and the cooperation from the Pharmaceutical Services Division
>>> Harga Seragam
For those who wished to read about the MYCC review of the Phrarmaceutical Market please follow here: http://mycc.gov.my/market-review
GUIDELINE TO DETERMINE UNREASONABLE HIGH PROFIT
The Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism has develop a set of guidelines to determine unreasonable high profits under the Price Control Regulations. You may download a copy of these guideliines at
INVITATION TO ATTEND ONE HEALTH ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE SEMINAR AND LAUNCH OF MALAYSIAN ACTION PLAN ON ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE (MyAP-AMR)
The office of the Deputy Director-General of Health (Medical) has informed that the Malaysia One Health University is organising the above. One of the objectives is to increase the awareness on antibiotics usage with responsibility. The Seminar and Launch will be by the Minister of Health together with the Minister of Agriculture & Agro-Based Industry of Malaysia.
Date: 27th Feb 2018
Time: 8am ? 4.30pm
Venue: Auditorium Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia, Kompleks Islam Putrajaya
Those who wished to attend may register directly. Please note that places are limited and all travel expenses are on personal account.
>>> Invitation Letter MyAP-AMR
>>> Invitation Letter MyAP-AMR distribution list
MALAYSIAN CLINICAL PHARMACY SYMPOSIUM (MCPS) 2018 | WISMA MPS, PUCHONG
We are pleased to announce that due to the overwhelming response, the registration for the upcoming Malaysian Clinical Pharmacy Symposium (MCPS) 2018 is now officially CLOSED.
For those who have signed up, thank you for your interest and support!
Themed "Optimizing Pharmacotherapy in Intensive & Critical Care", MCPS 2018 will be featuring clinical talk sessions and discussions based on real-life clinical scenarios and evidence-based practices. Critically-ill patients often present with significantly altered pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profiles. Although evidence-based pharmacotherapy in these patients are available, data are limited; many lack the confidence to practice them in actual clinical settings, potentially hindering the possibility of a better prognosis.
Stay tuned to be empowered with renewed knowledge and confidence in practicing intensive care pharmacotherapy with our expert panel of speakers!
Details and tentative agenda of MCPS 2018 are as follow:
- Date: 31st March 2018 (Sat)
- Venue: Wisma MPS, Puchong
- Time: 8:30am - 2:00pm
For more event details, head over to our Facebook page:
Looking forward to see you there!
The 6th International Postgraduate Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences (6thIPOPS) 2018 will be held from 15-16 August 2018. It is a platform for young researchers including undergraduate and postgraduate students to develop professional network by showcasing their research and interacting with notable researchers in pharmaceutical sciences. This year IPOPS is being organised by the IMU School of Pharmacy in collaboration with Universiti Teknologi MARA and Tokyo University of Science Japan, and will be held at the IMU Bukit Jalil campus, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
>>> Poster and Registration
RECRUITMENT OF MPS-YPC 2018/2020 STANDING COMMITTEE
We are delighted to announce that application is now open for MPS-YPC Standing Committee. We need devoted and passionate people to represent our organisation and help us continue to advance the profession. The list includes:
- Vice Secretary
- Vice Treasurer
- Assistant Director, Welfare
- Assistant Director, Internal Affairs
- Assistant Director, Quality & Performance
- Assistant Director, Creative & Designs
- Assistant Director, Marketing & Communication
- Assistant Director, Corporate Relations
- Assistant Director, Public Engagement
Kindly take note that recruitment of standing committee is only open to active members of Malaysian
Pharmaceutical Society (MPS) under the age of 35. Interested candidates are requested to send his/her cover letter to our official email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward towards having you as a part of this vibrant, progressive and fun organisation. The selection will be done by the MPS-YPC Steering Committee.
Should you require more details or clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us via our email: email@example.com
MPS - YPC
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
OTHER CONFERENCES / CPD EVENTS
CMED: COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINES STRUCTURED LEARNING, developed by Blackmores Institute in collaboration with MPS - a series of online courses with a final Masterclass in various states
10TH NATIONAL PHARMACY R & D PHARMACY CONFERENCE 2018
Enhancing Access to Medicines Through Value-Based Approaches
9-11 July 2018
Royal Chulan Hotel, Seremban
>>> More info and registration
MALAYSIAN SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF PAIN 6TH BIENNIAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING
17-18 March 2017
- Pharmacist / Aegle Pharma / TTDI KL / please contact Dr Sangeet at 012-324 6737
- Pharmacy Assistant / Monarch Pharmacy / Petaling Jaya / Monday-Friday job / please contact Ms Chang at 017-272 8933
- Pharmacy For Takeover / Bandar Baru Bangi / Please call / whatsapp: 013-9327747
- Retail pharmacist / Starchain Pharma / Perak area / contact Ms Phan / +60 5 536 1009, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pharmacist Assistant / Onemeds pharmacy sdn bhd (cheras, kuala lumpur) / mr philip siow at 017-338 8071 or 03-8958 7467 or email at email@example.com
- Pharmacist / UKM Kesihatan / Human Resources Department, 7th Floor, Pusat Pakar Ukm (Ukmsc), Jalan Yaacob Latif, Bandar Tun Razak, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.
- Tel: 03-9145 6282 (Sofia/Fiza) / e-Mail/ : firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pharmacist, Nutritionist/Dietitian / Pharmacy/Dental Assistant / PMG Pharmacy Sdn Bhd / Melaka, Sabah, Sarawak/ please contact Mr Huang at 017-7782 766 or Ms Ng at 016 8937 663 / email your resume to email@example.com
- Pharmacist / Razzaq Pharmacy / Paka And Kuala Terengganu / firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 010-7602992/013-926 8779 whatsapp/call/sms