Pharmacist’s Code of Conduct

Posted 19 February 2013

I have been reminded that the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC) states the following in their Code of Conduct:

[quote]A pharmacist must not give an impression to a potential purchaser that any product or food supplement associated with the maintenance of or enhancement of health is efficacious, when there is no evidence of efficacy, as confirmed by the registration with the Medicines Control Council.[/quote]

This is interesting for many scams are in fact being promoted or sold by health professionals, including pharmacists.

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Verifile – CV Verification & Background Screening Service

"A recent survey of 1,500 UK employers found that 71% had encountered lies on CVs and 49% said it was a serious problem when recruiting staff." The Guardian, March 2004

Don't believe a health professionals credentials? Don't believe that the diploma or degree is from a bona fide accredited university or college? This site may be able to assist in checking whether the degree or diploma is from a validated institution of higher learning: Verifile.

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Anti-aging qualifications

solaladvisoryDr Craige Golding is a medical director of Solal Technologies “Anti-Aging Specialists”. His face appears on adverts in order to promote the company, and his qualifications are used to enhance his credibility. On the image on the left, Dr Craige Golding is described as: Specialist Physician & Anti Aging Physician. MBChB (Cum Laude) Pretoria; FCP(SA) ABAARM -Board Certified Anti-aging Physician – American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine FAARM: Fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.


From the Solal website, it states: “Dr Craige Golding, a specialist physician in anti-aging medicine and medical director of Solal. . . “Anti-aging medicine is really about the prevention, early detection and reversal of the chronic diseases that become more common with age ” . . . .  ” It truly is the medicine of the new millennium”.

Are “anti-aging qualifications recognised clinical speciality?

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