Pharmaceutical Services Division, Ministry of Health has developed the policy for CDR service which is intended to safeguard patients and staff by defining standards of CDR practice from pharmacists perspective. It is worth noting that all the local policies involving prescribing, handling, and administering the cytotoxic drugs must be developed by a multi-professional team and complies with the scope of the service:
Pharmaceutical Services Depaftment (PSD), Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH) always
strives to ensure that all pharmaceutical products including traditional medicine and health
supplements sold in Malaysia are of high quality, effective and safe for consumption. All
pharmaceutical products have to be registered with the Drug Control Authority (DCA) before
it is marketed and sold to consumers. Control over the sales of pharmaceutical products was
started in 1985 with the first phase of registration for product containing poison listed in the
The Malaysian National Medicines Policy is an official document of the Government of Malaysia, which defines and prioritizes the medium- and long-term goals set by the government for the pharmaceutical sector, and identifies the main strategies for attaining them. It provides the basic framework within which the activities of the pharmaceutical sector can be coordinated by both the public and private sectors.
The objective of the MNMP is to to improve health outcomes of the people through:
Inpatient pharmacy provides services to the wards, clinics and other units in the hospital through the unit dose system supply, "top-up" medicines stock and ready supplies system.
For patients who have been discharged from hospitals, dispensing and counselling services will be provided. The Inpatient pharmacy also supplies the Psychotropic and Dangerous Drugs to the wards and units.
Pharmacy Degree qualifications listed in the First Schedule, Registration of Pharmacists Act 1951 are the qualifications recognized by the Pharmacy Board and the holder of these qualifications can be considered as eligible for registration with the Pharmacy Board.
Click here for the list of qualifications recognized by the Pharmacy Board.
Provisionally Registered Pharmacist (PRP) is only allowed to undergo provisional training in the premises listed in the Second Schedule of the Registration of Pharmacists Act 1951 whether in the government hospital facilities/institutions or in the private facilities (Community Pharmacy, Private Hospitals, Pharmaceutical Industry and Research and Development), which are recognized by the Pharmacy Board Malaysia (PBM).
Premises that have been recognized by PBM are allowed to recruit the PRP and provide them with training.