New Pharmacy Bill – Invitation for Public Comments
Pharmacy Legislations and Issues
(extracted from the Pharmaceutical Services Division website)
Honourable Tun / Tan Sri / Dato ‘Sri / Datuk / Dato’ / Datin / ladies and gentlemen
Assalamualaikum and Salam 1Malaysia,
Firstly, I wish to take this opportunity to inform that the Pharmaceutical Services Division, Ministry of Health Malaysia (PSD MOH) proposes the Pharmacy Bill to replace the pre-independence legislations namely the Registration of Pharmacists Act 1951, Poisons Act 1952, Sale of Drugs Act 1952, the Medicines (Advertisement and Sale) Act 1956. At present, these legislations have become outdated to meet the current challenges.
Lacunae in the existing legislations have posed a major setback to PSD MOH in tackling public complaints on the issue of counterfeited, adulterated and unregistered medicinal product.
With a view in safeguarding public interest, PSD MOH is proposing the Pharmacy Bill. Therefore, PSD MOH would like to request feedback from the general public and stakeholders including pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry, pharmaceutical associations and higher education institutions.
On behalf of the PSD MOH, I wish to extend my sincere gratitude for your feedbacks.