Around 5,000 pharmacists
passed out every year and over 18,000 pharmacists
were unemployed, including 7,000 in Punjab, he claimed.
As per rule appointment of a pharmacist
is mandatory to get license to run a medical store, he added.
-- The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) is getting out the message that when it comes to impacting patients' health, pharmacists
are fully qualified, capable and willing.
A license from the Central Pharmacy Council in Islamabad is required to run an institution, but unfortunately most private pharmacies are operating without a licensed pharmacist
, posing a serious danger to the public health as these stores also sell over the counter drugs.
When I first qualified, having a pharmacist
working within a GP practice was unheard of.
About the role of pharmacists
, he said that in a healthcare establishment, pharmacist
prescribed the quantity and quality of medicines to a patient.
Speaking at a press conference at the National Press Club, representatives of the Pharmacists
' Association said many unqualified pharmacists
are working in the market, which has put people's health and lives at risk.
have been part of the team for more than 20 years at Providence Medical Group in Oregon.
In an incident that sparked heated commentary on social media, a pharmacist
at a Walgreens store in the Phoenix suburb of Peoria wouldn't dispense a miscarriage drug for Nicole Mone Arteaga, who had just found out that her baby's development had stopped.
The chance of hitting the 6-mg/dL mark at 6 months almost tripled when a pharmacist
The speakers were senior pharmacist
and former president Pakistan Pharmacist
Association (PPA) KP chapter Israf Gul, Javed, president PPA KP, Mushtaq Chudhri, central member PPA, Professor Dr Niaz Ali, Dr Nazir Ahmad, general secretary UPA and Rafiq Ahamd.