Description: Pharmacies around the world have served as a lifeline to their local communities amid the Covid-19 pandemic, said Dr Catherine Duggan, the chief executive officer at International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP).
“Community pharmacists have been a shining beacon on our high streets,” she said, in her keynote speech at the second session of the sixth annual Pharmacy Business Conference held online on Thursday, September 23.
She added: “You didn’t even think about that when you were stepping up into that space, you just thought it was right, what was right for the public that you serve.”
Innovations can be small and still be great, but pharmacies have proven this during the pandemic by demonstrating their ability to innovate healthcare solutions, Dr Duggan said, praising the sector.
“Not only did they find their way to safe supply chain to their existing medicines, but also for a source of advice in a changing world.”