MPS PRESIDENT INTERVIEW WITH PHARMABOARDROOM
Recently the MPS President was interviewed by Pharmaboardroom, a Healthcare & Lifesciences Review magazine
In the interview he detailed the ?lack? of recognition and integration of pharmacists in Malaysia. He also explains the complex dual healthcare system and the governmental reforms needed to improve it.
Read of the views on questions fielded like:
- You took position as president of the Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society in May 2016. Can you introduce yourself as well as the Society to our international audience?
- MPS holds the ambition to promote the profession of pharmacist and assist in improving health in the country. What has been the current priority for the MPS considering the unique governmental change that happened this year?
- In this regard, you recently met Dr. Dzulkefly, the new Minister of Health, specifically to discuss the upcoming Pharmacy Bill. Can you tell us more about this meeting and its outcomes?
- What are the main challenges that pharmacists are facing in the industry at the moment?
- Looking forward, how do you envision the role of pharmacists in the healthcare sector in Malaysia?
>>> To read the full interview
PHARMACIST ANNUAL CERTIFICATE
The Pharmacist Annual Certificate can be applied since April this year through the online Pharmacist Registration Management System (PRiSMA). This system is developed inhouse by the Malaysian Pharmacy Board who internally understand the requirement. As such we can expect a smooth application process.
Today the online payment gateway exchange FPX (individual) is becomes fully operational. As such it is not necessary to use any money order or postal order.
But before you apply do get ready a soft copy of your CPD Certificate for proof of CPD points achieved. For this purpose points accumulated for the year 2017 is acceptable
Apply your Pharmacist Annual Certificate now at https://prisma.pharmacy.gov.my/
WORLD PHARMACISTS DAY
This is the month for World Pharmacists Day and including October. WPD is to recognise the value of pharmacist in the healthcare environment, and at the same time to showcase to the public what pharmacist can do to assist them for wellbeing and for health.
This year each state will be having its own celebration of WPD. Do come to support the WPD that will be happening in your state. Don?t come alone but inform your neighbour and neighbourhood association for them to be aware of the program.
UNIVERSITI MALAYA STOPPING ITS BACHELOR OF PHARMACY PROGRAM
As we received news that Universiti Malaya will be stopping its Bachelor Pharmacy undergraduate program, many questions and opinions were offered in the social media.
It must be emphasized that the present batch of students will remain to be recognised upon their graduation in 2021, only that there will be no intake from this year onwards
To put things into perspective listen to this interview by BFM with MPS President on this issue.
TOWN HALL SESSION: STAKEHOLDERS CONSULTATION ON THE
PROPOSED REVISION OF GENERAL PRACTITIONERS' CHARGES
The Ministry of Health recently held a town hall session among stakeholders on consultation on the proposed revision of general practitioners' charges. Stakeholders included the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers, Co-operatives, Textile manufacturers associations, Engineers Associations, Consumer groups, and in fact most civil, trade, retailers, manufacturers associations as many members of the public do visit the doctors for treatment under company account. While the discussion had been lengthy it was reported that the fees could go up by 3 times
However the doctors group insisted that the overall cost will remain unchanged. While there were press release by the doctors group that the increase has been accepted, other groups from the consumers / manufacturers reported that they had not agreed to it.
Meanwhile it was reported that patients who feel they will be able to get cheaper medicine from external pharmacies may consult their doctor and get a prescription to obtain them from those pharmacies rather than the clinic or hospital's dispensaries,? said Dr Raj Kumar, deputy president Medical Practitioners Coalition Association of Malaysia.
The ministry's Pharmacy Division which was also present in the town hall meeting had also mentioned medicine prices will soon be regulated and controlled by the government, to the benefit of consumers and the sick.
AUSM TROPHY - CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT ROAD TO USM50
An appeal to help USM alumni to raise funds for the Rumah Alumni for the 50th anniversary and also support a children funding for autism & cerebral palsy
Date: 28th Sep 2018
Venue: Kota Permai Golf & Country Club, Selangor
Closing date: 10th Sep
Contact details in notice below
IPSF APRO BEST ASSOCIATION AWARD 2017/18
Congratulations to MyPSA
?MyPSA, we did it again!?
It?s an honor to share with all of you that at the recent event IPSF APRO Asia Pacific Pharmaceutical Symposium (APPS) 2018 in Japan, MyPSA has been awarded the IPSF APRO Best Association Award 2017/18.
We could achieve this milestone again this year is because of the sense of belonging and togetherness that we felt as MyPSA pharmily and also the endless support from every members to this ever-growing association. So, thank you and congratulations everyone!
Let?s keep striving towards Pharmaceutical excellence!
Nur Shafazawani Sapan
Vice President 2 / Public Relations Officer
MPS-YPC PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY PHARMACISTS? INSIGHTS (PIPI) 2.0 EVENT REPORT
It was an insightful weekend for young pharmacists that have joined us at Pharmaceutical Industry Pharmacists Insights - PIPI on 11 August 2018 with much knowledge and experience have shared by the esteemed speakers !
PIPI 2.0 aims to promote in-depth insights on the functions of various departments in a pharmaceutical company, roles of pharmacists can play in pharmaceutical companies and criteria to excel in the pharmaceutical industry-both the local manufacturing industries and multinational companies.
We certainly hope that this would mark the beginning of something promising, and would like to thank all parties involved in making this event a successful one, and hope that it has left an impact on those who have attended.
Link to PIPI 2.0 Event Report: https://tinyurl.com/ybf5qv3g
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MPS-YPC PRP Empowerment Session Event Report
How often can you see a lawyer (Mr Neoh), a preceptor from community pharmacy (Ms Lim En Ni) and a senior assistant director from Pharmacy Board Malaysia (Ms Datcayani) come together in a forum to talk about current perspective on the welfare of PRP in various sector? On 18 August 2018, the PRP empowerment session was held with the objective to provide an appropriate platform of discussion, in order to make clarification on any issues pertaining to the registration and training as a PRP as well as clarification on the rights which a PRP is entitled to under the protection of current legislations.
The session was well-received by PRPs and PRPs-to-be alike! As such, the committee is looking forward to organising future events which could provide a better channel for the PRPs and PRPs-to-be to raise any issues and doubts pertaining to their training to the relevant authorities in order to ensure their rights and welfare are being protected.
Link to PRP Empowerment Session Event Report: https://tinyurl.com/ybr38agx
FYI, MPS-YPC has a helping platform for Provisionally Registered Pharmacists (PRP) and Preceptors to voice out the issues or complaints throughout the training, to Lembaga Farmasi Malaysia (LFM). Email the Welfare department at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are currently in a troubling situation. All information provided will be kept STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL!
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SURVEY ON MPS-YOUNG PHARMACIST CHAPTER (MPS-YPC) EVENTS
MPS-Young Pharmacist Chapter (MPS-YPC) is passionate in pushing, uplifting and improvising the pharmacy profession among young pharmacists. Therefore, over the years MPS-YPC has placed great effort in engaging young pharmacists as well as pharmacy students in Malaysia.
This survey aims to gather perception towards MPS-YPC from young pharmacists, graduates and pharmacy students to allow us to reflect, learn and grow better from your precious opinion.
Let your voice be heard today! Fill up the survey at https://goo.gl/forms/pY5ZYJmny8yabxRw1
MALAYSIAN INNOVATIVE HEALTHCARE SYMPOSIUM (MIHS) | 6TH OCTOBER (SATURDAY) | MONASH UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA
?Big Data, Social Media, Robotics and Genomics has formed a cultural transformation that is known as ?Digital Health??.
MIHS 2018 has been set as Healthcare 4.0: Closing The Gap Between Patients & Technology that underscores the criticality of cultivating consumer-centric healthcare innovation.
Grab your tickets NOW! 6 CPD points are available! (For Malaysian Registered Pharmacists only)
Normal registration >> https://goo.gl/fChBQ4
Member* Rate: RM 45.00
General Rate: RM 50.00
*: Applicable to Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society & Malaysian Pharmacy Students' Association members only.
Find out more at MIMS Malaysia write-up!
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MALAYSIA COMMUNITY PHARMACY BUSINESS FORUM 3.0 | 15TH SEPTEMBER (SATURDAY) | TAYLOR'S UNIVERSITY LAKESIDE CAMPUS
Registration is now open!
With great joy, we are proud to announce the return of Malaysian Community Pharmacy Business Forum (MyCPBF) 3.0!
Join us in a series of workshops and dialogue session to discuss on:
- What does specialisation mean in the context of pharmacy setting?
- What are the certification and specialisation available for pharmacists in Malaysia?
- What are the impacts of certification of pharmacy specialty on patient care?
Date :15th September 2018 (Saturday)
Time : 8.30 A.M - 3.20 P.M
Venue: Taylor's University Lakeside Campus
- MPS/MyPSA affiliated members: RM 50
- Non-MPS/MyPSA affiliated members: RM 60
Come and join us to be part of the future of the pharmacy profession!
>>> Registration Form
- Pharmacist - Community Pharmacy (Kajang)/ Please email your complete CV /Resume at email@example.com or Contact Ms Nur Fareha at 010-563 3405/017-240 3596
- Pharmacist - Nextage Pharmacy (Serdang)/ send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0179558817 (Pn Laily)
- Pharmacist - FirstCare Pharmacy Sdn Bhd (Bukit Tinggi, Klang)/ kindly email resume to email@example.com or whatsapp to us at 010-7611692
- Pharmacist - Sainuka Habib Sdn Bhd (Sungai Buloh)/please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact at 03-60381810/019-690 0488/019-676 0660
- Community Pharmacist - My Choice Pharmacy Sdn Bhd (Tawau, Semporna, Kinarut) / send your resume at email@example.com or whatsapp at 019-807 9580
- Pharmacist/PRP - Mercury Pharmacy / please call Mr Gow 012-426 6037 or email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org