Pharmaceutical Services Division, Ministry of Health Malaysia (MoH)

Also known as the Bahagian Perkhidmatan Farmasi (BPF), Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia (KKM) in Malay term.

Pharmaceutical Services Divisions is a main division under the Pharmacy Services Programme within the Ministry of Health, Malaysia (MOH). It carries its responsibilities through 3 major activities, namely:
  • pharmacy policy and management;
  • pharmacy practice and development; and
  • pharmacy enforcement.

Pharmacy service came into existence in Malaysia since 1951 with the enforcement of the Registration of Pharmacist Act 1951, Poisons Act 1952 and Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

Pharmaceutical Chemistry Division was established in 1969 and later renamed the Pharmaceutical Services Division in January 1974. The Pharmacy Enforcement Unit was formed in January 1976 under this Division.

The promulgation of the Control of Drugs and Cosmetics Regulations in June 1984 marked the dawn of the regulatory era in Malaysia. Regulatory functions include product registration, sample analysis, inspection, licensing, post-marketing surveillance and ADR monitoring.

The Pharmacy Board was established under the Registration of Pharmacists Act 1951 to admit pharmacists into its register. The compulsory registration of pharmacy services in Malaysia was introduced with the enforcement of the Registration of Pharmacists (Amendment) 2003 in September 2004.

The official site of Pharmaceutical Services Division features:
  • List of MoH pharmacists with Good Clinical Practice Certificate
  • List of recognized pharmacy degrees by Malaysia
  • List of authorized local universities offering pharmacy courses
  • Qualifying exams for registration as practising pharmacist
  • Introduction to Provisionally Registered Pharmacists (PRP) Training
  • Medicine advertisement guidelines
  • List of 1Malaysia Clinics
  • Search registered products
  • Consumer price list of medicines in private hospitals
  • Search for pharmacies, clinics and hospitals near you
  • Legislation on recording, labeling, storage and disposal of poisons and psychotropic substances
  • Application for poisons license (Type A/B/E), permit, import and export authorization for controlled substances
  • List of products with banned or prohibited substances
  • Poisons list

Address:   Pharmaceutical Services Division, Ministry of Health Malaysia
Lot 36, Jalan Universiti,
46350 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor.
Website:   www.pharmacy.gov.my/


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Guide ID: 1806 - Last Updated: May 8, 2015

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