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Malaysia is a fast growing country with an ever increasing elderly population. Today, Malaysia has a population of 32 million with more than 15,000 of registered pharmacists servicing the entire nation. The ratio for number of 1 pharmacist to population has reached the recommended ratio of 1:2000 by World Health Organization. However, according to the latest figure from Pharmacy Service Division, Ministry of Health, Malaysia currently has only around 4000 community pharmacies servicing the whole nation. This translates into a low community pharmacy:population ratio or 1:8000.
This scenario reveals that the community pharmacy sector in Malaysia is at a very young stage. The potential of community pharmacy in Malaysia is far under-estimated. With the increase of public awareness and requirement on health care, community pharmacy sector in Malaysia is continuously expected to grow robustly.