“It is imperative that we update this law to keep the practice of the profession abreast with these developments and to make it relevant to how it is practiced in the country,” he added.
“We need to ensure that important sectors like the pharmaceutical industry, which directly affect the lives of our countrymen, are not being left behind by their regional and international counterparts in adopting the latest structural innovations and systems that will allow them to provide better services and products,” Drilon said.
“The enactment of this measure is intended to complement the talent and competence of our professional pharmacists by providing them with an updated regulatory framework. This bill seeks to repeal Republic Act No. 5921 with a new law that is responsive to the current needs and practice of our professional pharmacists,” Trillanes said. (APPLE BUENAVENTURA, PRIB)