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Regulatory Authorities

Two organizations one government and another one Autonomous organization are controlling pharmacy practce in Bangladesh.

They are:

1) Directorate General of Drug Administration - A government Organization, Headed by Major General Md. Abul Kalam Azad.

2) Pharmacy Council of Bangladesh - The Pharmacy Council of Bangladesh (PCB) is an Autonomous Organization under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. It was established under the Pharmacy Ordinance, Ordinance No. X111 of 1976.

The Honorable Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is the President of Pharmacy Council and Mr. Md. Nasser Shahrear Zahedee, President, BPS is working as the Vice President of the Council.

Mr. K. K. Saha, Secretary, Pharmacy Council of Bangladesh (PCB) is the Chief Executive of the Council.

The Main objective of the Pharmacy Council of Bangladesh is to regulate the practice of Pharmacy throughout Bangladesh.

Working area
Each Ministry of Health has a division dealing with pharmaceutical affairs. In view of the importance of drugs in government health services, and of the related expertise within the pharmaceutical division, it is important that the pharmaceutical affairs division should have equal prominence with other divisions of the ministry. Pharmacists in administration participate in formulating health and drug policies particularly those on the selection, procurement and distribution of drugs. They serve as sources of information for health care professionals and the public and participate in the preparation of pharmacopoeias and other official documents. They cooperate with educators and the professional bodies of pharmacists in establishing and modifying the curricula of schools and continuing education programmes. Pharmacists also have the role in environmental health control and in control of the quality of food and of cosmetics and medical devices.