A case to amend the title of the retail drug license in India
This topic I am posing to invite a serious discussion from all the concerned;
What would be the pros and cons if the title of the retail drug license is changed from;
'..... FOR SALE AND DISTRIBUTION' OF DRUGS' to '.....PRACTICE OF PHARMACY' by giving a clear definition and explanation to the term 'practice' and amending the outdated meaning of 'Pharmacy' to mean dispensing of ready to use pre-formulated and pore-packed drugs?
I feel this necessary as;
1. It gives professional status to the pharmacist
2. It bins the pharmacist on professional service obligation to meet the objective of reserving the job exclusively to the qualified pharmacist.
3. It upholds the right of the people to get the service only from a qualified pharmacist and not from 'anybody' in the pharmacy.
I request the reader to discuss the pros and cons