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Survey reveals poor relations between pharmacists & clients

Survey reveals poor relations between pharmacists & clients

Survey reveals poor relations between pharmacists & clients

More than 40% of citizens don't talk to the pharmacist when they visit pharmacy and buy drugs, said a survey jointly conducted by Common Health Magazine and the Bureau of Pharmaceutical Affairs, Department of Health.
The survey covered a total number of 3,554 pharmacies islandwide. Researchers interviewed 1,294 citizens who are over 40 and found out 32% of them don't make sure the person who sells them drugs is a licensed pharmacist.
In addition to that, more than 85% of elder people go to pharmacies on their own, and nearly half of them don't ask questions at all. Buying drugs has become an act that is simple as buying a drink.
The survey indicates there are more than 10% of pharmacists don't wear their license when they are at work, which is illegal and irresponsible to his or her clients. Pharmaceutical experts urge citizens to be more careful when they buy drugs from pharmacies.
Picture shows Deputy Director of the Health Department Soong An-jen (center), speaking at the news conference.


Updated : 2021-06-17 15:49 GMT+08:00