Tamil Nadu State Pharmacy Council is a statutory body constituted by the Government of Tamil Nadu under the provisions of the Pharmacy Act of 1948 The Council consists of 6 members elected by Registered Pharmacists amongst themselves, five members nominated by Government of Tamil Nadu, one member elected by Tamil Nadu Medical Council and three Ex-Officio Members.
The main objective of the Tamil Nadu Pharmacy Council is to regulate the profession of pharmacy in the state of Tamil Nadu.The prime function of the Tamil Nadu Pharmacy Council is to grant registration to the eligible pharmacists possessing requisite qualification as per the provisions of section 32(2) of the Pharmacy Act and to enforce the necessary provisions of the Pharmacy Act 1948.
In addition to the main function of registration, the Council has expanded its activities into the following areas: Recognizing the growing need of up-to-date drug information by the public and healthcare professionals, the Council has started Drug Information Center in collaboration with the Director of Drugs Control Department.
The Council is regularly conducting Refresher Courses to the working Registered Pharmacists to update their knowledge and to have update drug information to enable them to serve better to the community.
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