In many people’s minds, a pharmacist just works in a hospital pharmacy and is responsible for dispensing medicines every day. In fact, communities, pharmacies, and nucleic acid testing sites are the front lines for pharmacists to protect people’s lives, health and safety.
September 25 is the 14th World Pharmacist’s Day, sponsored by Guangdong Pharmaceutical Association, sponsored by the Clinical Pharmacy Center of Nanfang Hospital of Southern Medical University and the Pharmacovigilance Professional Committee of Guangdong Pharmaceutical Association in 2022 The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao World Pharmacist Day Academic Conference was held in Guangzhou.
The conference specially invited the Hong Kong Pharmaceutical Association and the Macao Pharmaceutical Association to participate, hoping to form a joint force through cooperation and linkage, expand the “friend circle” of pharmacists in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao, and better increase the public’s attention to pharmacists and recognition, while promoting the exchange and development of pharmacists in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao.
Chen Zhengyu, the general representative of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Sciences (FIP) in China, believes that the social status and recognition of pharmacists are constantly improving on a global scale, and there is still a lot of room in my country. “Many people think that pharmacists dispense medicines in hospital pharmacies, but in fact, there are 300,000 hospital pharmacists in my country and 800,000 retail pharmacy pharmacists. These pharmacists who are active in the community and pharmacies, especially in the mass medication, especially It plays an important role in chronic disease management.”
Zheng Zhihua, Vice Chairman and Secretary General of Guangdong Pharmaceutical Association, introduced that the conference included four discussion topics: prescription review, pharmacy clinic, prescription simplification, and surgical pharmacy. “Taking the pharmacy clinic as an example, the average elderly may see many doctors and write many prescriptions, including cardiovascular drugs and endocrine disease drugs. Is the combination of these drugs the most beneficial to the patient? It is difficult for specialists to judge, This requires the intervention of a pharmacist.”
“Faced with surgery, which drugs should be discontinued and which drugs should be continued? In order to solve these problems, Zhongshan Sixth Hospital has set up anticoagulation pharmacists, gastrointestinal tract management pharmacists, nutrition pharmacists, etc. Full-time position, do a good job in the management of patients’ perioperative medication.” Li Xiaoyan, director of the Pharmacy Department of the Sixth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, believes that the concept of “surgical pharmacy” extracted from perioperative medication behavior in Guangdong is worthy of further application and promotion. .
Li Yilei presided over the conference
Li Yilei, director of the Department of Pharmacy, Southern Hospital of Southern Medical University, presided over the conference. She was concerned about the use of drugs for special populations, especially drugs for rare diseases. She introduced that rare disease drugs have few applicable populations, low market demand, and few R&D and production enterprises. Some of them need to be imported from abroad, which takes a long time and has a limited shelf life. Medical institutions are worried about the expiration date and are reluctant to reserve them. Patients often face finding Difficulty in getting medicine.
To this end, Nanfang Hospital of Southern Medical University, together with the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, designed and developed the first convenient and intelligent information program for rare disease patients in China, “Guangdong Province Drug Supply Guarantee” ——Drugs for Rare Diseases” applet. Since its launch in July 2021, the Mini Program has attracted nearly 30 medical institutions, hundreds of rare disease medical experts, and a number of pharmacies in Guangdong Province, with a cumulative number of visits of about 65,000.