HK pharmacists are urging the government to stop unlicensed drugstores from advising and selling medication as reported by SCMP today.
In most drugstores, there is no pharmacist on duty to help customers; the salespeople in the stores are not qualified and trained to advise their customers on medical matters. Pharmacists are urging the government to act as they believe these stores are putting the public health at risk.
One of the main concerns is that most of the time, the public does not know which store has the legal license to sell medicine and which store does not.
When you buy medications in Hong Kong, make sure it’s from an authorised, licensed pharmacist.
Source: SCMP and the Society of Hospital Pharmacists
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