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Medical profession performed by a person who is qualified - graduated from pharmacy. A pharmacists protects public health by means of providing pharmaceutical services.

Pharmaceutical services include:

1) supply of medicinal products and medical devices

2) preparation of prescription medicines

3) preparation of pharmaceutical drugs

4) providing information on medicinal products and medical devices. The pharmacist must possess a license to practice issued by the district pharmaceutical chamber.

  • Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 September 2005 on the recognition of professional qualifications
    Place of publication: Dz. Urz. UE L 255 z 30.9.2005, str. 22—142
  • Act of 6 September 2001, the Pharmaceutical Law
    Place of publication: (Dz. U. z 2022 r. poz. 2301, z późn. zm.)

Contact person on methodology:
GUS – Departament Badań Społecznych i Rynku Pracy