MoU signed to promote community pharmacy.

ISLAMABAD -- While self-medication is increasing across the country, community pharmacy has become a need of the hour.

However, in the past, pharmaceutical companies focused on doctors but in Pakistan a large number of people go directly to pharmacies to get medicines.

So a liaison needs to be established between companies and pharmacies to protect the masses from side effects of medicines. This was stated by Bio-Labs Managing DirectorUsman Shaukat while addressing participants of an event in which a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed with D. Watson Pharmacies.

'The world has become very much concerned regarding antimicrobial resistance (AMR) but in Pakistan antibiotics are given to children by pharmacies without asking any question due to which antibiotics are becoming ineffective against them. Our aim is to ensure pharmacies guided patients which doctor to consult and if they really need medicine or not,' he said.

Mr Shaukat said the goal of community pharmacy was the welfare of...

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