The Pharmaceutical Society of Hong Kong is the official pharmacist professional body recognised by the Hong Kong Government. It was established since July 1949, and all along it concentrates on pharmacy related matters and its development.
The Society has a close relationship with the government agency. In 1970, the old Pharmacy Board was replaced by a new Pharmacy & Poisons Board with three of its members are nominated by the Pharmaceutical Society of Hong Kong. With such representation within the Board, the Society influences the government more effectively and directly in pharmaceutical policies and issues.
The Society membership consists of pharmacists working in government agency, public and private hospitals, community pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers and wholesale dealers. multinational pharmaceutical companies and academic institutions.
The Society aims at promoting the development of pharmaceutical services in Hong Kong. It also liaises with overseas counterparts regularly. It actively participates in local community events to promote the function of pharmacist profession and to educate the public on general drug information, for example: public exhibition, public talks and seminars, etc. It is the Society's goal to contribute in building up a healthy population in Hong Kong.
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