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ROMANIAN CODE OF PHARMACEUTICAL DEONTOLOGY – A NEW CONCEPTION

OFELIA CRIŞAN 1*, SPERANŢA IACOB 2

1.Department of Pharmaceutical Legislation and Management, Faculty of Pharmacy, “Iuliu Hațieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 12 Ion Creangă Street, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2.Romanian College of Pharmacists, Cluj County, 4 Aurel Vlaicu Street, Cluj-Napoca Romania
*corresponding author: [email protected]

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Professional ethics of pharmacists can be optimized by developing the code of deontology. The purpose of this paper is to present a new approach to the Romanian Code of Pharmaceutical Deontology. The paper has examined codes of ethics for pharmacists from Western countries, using the interpretation and the comparative methods. The Romanian Code in force relates mainly to pharmacists of the community pharmacy. But practicing the pharmacist profession implies also activities in the fields of research, manufacturing, wholesale distribution, education, laboratory or administration. In all these areas, the pharmacist’s work may impact on the safe and effective provision of professional services to the population. This is why the project of a new code covers principles that are common as well as specific to all and each such field of activity. The common principles reflect basic values and professional standards, which stand at the core of the code. The new and specific principles relate to compliance with the highest standards of quality and ethics in research, marketing, pharmacovigilance, pharmacy advertising, education, communication and publishing, supervision and inspection. The project was handed over to the Romanian College of Pharmacists. Its role is to adopt a code adapted to the evolution of the pharmacist profession and to make it known and observed in practice.