Healthguard supports NMRA’s efforts to promote safe dispensing of medicine in pharmacies

Sri Lanka’s leading Health and Beauty retail chain, Healthguard—a subsidiary of Sunshine Healthcare Lanka Limited—announced its unequivocal support for the National Medicines Regulatory Authority’s (NMRA) ongoing efforts to strengthen safe medication dispensing measures in Sri Lankan pharmacies.

While continuing their existing best practices of maintaining higher quality assurance, Healthguard is set to embark on several initiatives to further promote safe dispensing of medicine, adhering to the recommendations proposed by NMRA in its ‘Guidelines on Good Pharmacy Practice (GPP)’ document.

As part of this endeavour, Healthguard is launching ‘Healthguard Cares’, a unique initiative to support the NMRA efforts in transforming local pharmacies from a product-centric approach to a patient-centric approach with pharmaceutical care as the ultimate goal. The retail chain aims to build awareness and transfer knowledge to customers on vital aspects like the importance of producing a prescription at the counter at all times, the importance of compliance as well as the significance of safe prescribing of medication and its impact and importance of technology for better traceability and drug information.

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