(1998; 17 pages)
• classifying products (determined on the basis of safety, efficacy and local need, and subject to regular review of the classifications and regulations);
• ensuring quality assurance of all medicinal products (for example, by supporting and using known reliable sources of supply only);
• ensuring that protocols and performance standards (with standardized measures) are followed;
• ensuring that pharmacy premises reflect the professional nature of pharmacy.; see IPF, 1996);
• ensuring that supervision and training (whether this be of the pharmacist, pharmacy technician or counter staff) are adequate;
• contributing to enforcement and implementation of laws and regulations in cooperation with national authorities;
• helping to ensure controls on advertising of medicinal products are enforced.