2008-07-18 02:43:17 GMT 2008-07-18 10:43:17 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English
BEIJING, July 18 (Xinhua) -- A total of 150,000 people in China had obtained pharmacist's qualifications by the end of 2007, says a white paper published by the Information Office of the State Council on Friday.
China implements a certification system for registered pharmacists, states the white paper.
In order to guarantee the quality of drugs and improve pharmacy service, professionals in pharmaceutical enterprises are required to take qualification examinations, participate in continuous training and be registered, says the paper.
Since the implementation of the certification system for registered pharmacists, drug regulatory departments have established a number of agencies for the management of qualification examination and registration, improved continuous training, and a complete working system is almost formed, it says.