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Better prices for medicine

Atasa Moceituba
Friday, March 09, 2018

SUPERDRUG Pharmacy is a name you'll never forget. The family owned business has been in operation for 40 years providing medical services and introducing international products and services to Fijians.

Head of operations Nibhay Nand said the services they provided were professional consultation, guidance and advice by qualified pharmacists, blood pressure, sugar level and cholestorel level testing.

He said their focus was to make medication management easier.

"Our pharmacy stocks the complete range of generic and branded medication, personal cate products, baby products, vitamins and body building products, personal hygiene and wellbeing products," Mr Nand said.

"We are also associated with the governments free medication scheme and dispense free medication on behalf of the government to the under privileged who qualify for free medication."

He said one of the challenges they faced was the shortage of qualified pharmacists.

"We have worked closely with the government and professional education institutes to assist in the pharmacist qualification process by taking in interns and training them.

"We have continued to provide employment for many local graduates. Recently with the assistance and approval from the government, we have hired qualified pharmacists from Philippines."

Mr Nand said the 24 hours service pharmacy primary objective was to ensure the public has access to their medication and personal care needs.

"We provide the best service and professional consultation and guidance."

He added that they had full range of medication from baby care to personal care products and were constantly looking at supply sources and new products

"We have a total of 15 pharmacies operating under the health point banner, Fiji wide. This network allows us to source products in bulk and offer better prices to our customers.

We have plans to open pharmacies in the outer island — Taveuni, Savusavu, Levuka, Rotuma and Lau — we are trying to make the full range of pharmacy services to the entire population of Fiji

"The business has been in operation for 40 years and is a landmark in Nabua."

Mr Nand said their primary objective was to ensure the public has access to their medication and personal care needs and provide the best service and professional consultation and guidance. The pharmacy open 24 hours and seven days a week

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