This is the last iBulletin for the year 2018. It is hope that throughout the year, the iBulletin had managed to bring together specific local news, current issues and opinions of importance to pharmacists from the MPS perspective and also to serve as a convenient source to refer to for information. It also tried to bring new information from the Pharmaceutical Services Program / Ministry of Health that are released out from time to time.
For next year issues, which will be in 3 days time, it is hope to receive news and articles for broadcasting from members throughout the country so that the each one will know and learn from what the others are doing in other parts of the country.
And so with this we will soon be bidding 2018 goodbye and welcome glorious and exciting 2019. Indeed there will be a breaking news beginning of January of an important matter of interests to all pharmacists. Watch out this space for the announcement from the MPS President.
ANNUAL CERTIFICATE FOR PHARMACISTS 2019
Have you renewed your Annual Certificate for Pharmacists for 2019? You still have 3 days left to do it before 2019. You can still renew in January but from 1st Jan, there will be a late penalty of RM100 on top of the usual RM50 fees.
You can do it conveniently online at https://prisma.pharmacy.gov.my/ Payment also can be done online.
NEW REGULATIONS FOR CONTROL OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS 2018
Parliament recently made a new regulation for tobacco product control which in practical terms means control of places for smoking of tobacco products (including cigarettes). Effective 1st Jan 2019, not only it is not permissible to smoke in an air-conditioned eating area, but now even it means any premises inside or outside the building where food is prepared, served or sold, and also any surrounding area within a radius of 3 meters.
Not only will the smoker be charged, but the premise owner can also be charged for failing to ensure that this regulation is followed, ie if the owner does not prevent anyone from smoking in the premise. The inforgraphic below would help clarify the extent of this regulation.
>>> Control of Tobacco Product (Amendment) Regulations 2018
NATIONAL PHARMACISTS CONVENTION 2019, MPS AGM AND ANNUAL DINNER
Please block your dates for the National Pharmacists Convention, Annual Dinner and AGM
Date: 26-28 Apr 2019
Venue: Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur
MPS PENANG AGM AND SEMINAR 2019
To all Members,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of the Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society Penang Area will be held on:
Date: 13th January 2019
Venue: Vistana Hotel, Penang.
There will also be a CPD session before the AGM and will begin at 1pm
>>> Click here for more details
MPS TERENGGANU AGM
The AGM of the MPS Terengganu Area shall be held as follows:
Time: 11.30 - 14.00
Venue: Hotel Grand Puteri
COMMONWEALTH PHARMACISTS ASSOCIATION LATEST UPDATE
MPS has received from the Commonwealth Pharmacists Association latest update on initiatives to take action on AMR, falsified and substandard medicines and enhance the pharmacy workforce.
You may be able to access it on the following link.
LIFE MEMBERSHIP DRIVE AND GOOD NEWS FOR LIFE MEMBERS
Good news to all life members of the MPS. You are entitled to get a FREE MIMS PHARMACY Patient Counseling Guide Latest Edition 2018/2019.
Click on the link https://www.research.net/r/MIMS_MPS2018 as the offer is valid only until 28th December 2018.
Not a life member yet? Dont worry! Sign up with us now to enjoy the redemption.
New sign ups for Life Membership are also entitled to RM350 worth of free supplements.
>>> Click here for more information
The Life Membership Drive is valid till 31ST December 2018. Click the link below for Online Registration Form: