Pharmacist’s Code of Conduct

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Posted 19 February 2013

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

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.

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

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2 Responses to Pharmacist’s Code of Conduct

  1. Nicolene 16 July, 2014 at 3:03 pm #

    A pharmacy in East Lynn is giving prescription medicine over the counter without a prescription.
    What can I do about that?

    • Harris 16 July, 2014 at 6:17 pm #

      The most appropriate step is to report them to the South African Pharmacy Council.
      Saying that, they appear to not take much action against pharmacists who do not comply with their code, in many instances.

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