Founding Philosophy: Achieving the True Separation of Drug Prescribing and Dispensing Services
Separate prescribing and dispensing services are widely used in Japan. The separation ratio is now more than 70%.* Nevertheless, this new framework is still not producing benefits at the expected level. Acceptance of this concept is still inadequate even though prescribing and dispensing drugs are key elements of healthcare. To support Japan’s healthcare system, pharmacies must become providers of services that are necessary for patients, their families and the communities where they live. Pharmacies must also have a commitment to contributing to healthcare and society.
*According to “Separation of Drug Prescribing and Dispensing Progress Report (Prescriptions Covered by Insurance)” by the Japan Pharmaceutical Association