Sunday, April 06, 2008

City chemists go back to school to study international standards

From Viet Nam News:
About 300 pharmacies will be invited to training courses after representatives from 150 of HCM City’s major pharmacies attended the city’s first Good Pharmacy Practice (GPP) programme.

The next courses – intended to help pharmacists standardise their stores – will be held in July and August.

The programme, organised by the HCM City Health Department, follows a Health Ministry announcement that all the country’s pharmaceutical chemists will have to meet GPP standards by 2011.

GPP requires pharmacy owners to have a pharmacist’s certificate, drugs to be stored at below 30 degree Celsius and medicines to show both their origin and clear instructions for their use. ...more

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