Code of Ethics For Pharmacists 2018

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By Bryan Tan Van Hong

Publicity Associate at YPC. Currently working in Esyms, an online pharmacy platform and Registered Pharmacist at a retail pharmacy. Oh, and not to forget, pun enthusiast.

Preamble: In the pharmacy profession, the health and welfare of the public has always been and will continue to be the foremost concern among pharmacists. For this principle to be consistently placed above all other considerations in the practice of pharmacy, this Code of Ethics for Pharmacists 2018 has embodied the minimum standards of proper conduct and professionalism for guidance of pharmacists. These standards also serve as a reference when the Board considers cases of misconduct in a professional sense.

The effective date for Code of Ethics For Pharmacists 2018’s application in the Qualifying Examination To Practice Pharmacy and the investigation of pharmacists misconduct cases by the Pharmacy Board Malaysia is 1 January 2020.

The Code of Ethics can be downloaded here.  This document contains the 7 Principles of Code of Ethics for Pharmacists 2018.

The Guidance of Code of Ethics can be downloaded here. This document contains disciplinary jurisdiction and procedure and guidance on the Code of Ethics of Pharmacists.