For the Correct Use of Food Supplements, 'Your Advice is in the Pharmacy'

Your advice for the correct use of food supplements is at the pharmacy
Your advice for the correct use of food supplements is at the pharmacy

Bayer Consumer Health has initiated a long-term certificate program for pharmacists with Istanbul Medipol University Faculty of Pharmacy.

The certified training program, which is prepared to guide consumers on food supplements correctly, to protect public health and to support pharmacists, the first and the most important intermediary of this issue, will be accessible to 2021 thousand pharmacists by the end of June 27.

Supporting pharmacists who took the responsibility of informing the public about food supplements by organizing face-to-face trainings with 9 pharmacists in 1000 different provinces last year, Bayer Consumer Health aims to reach much more pharmacists throughout 2021. The certificate program will be carried out through the distance education system of the Istanbul Medipol University Continuing Education Center (SEM), and thus widespread access will be achieved throughout Turkey. Among them Prof. Dr. Functional Medicine Physician Ercüment İlgüz, including Ateş Kara, Exp. Pharmacist Levent Gökgünneç, Exp. Pharmacist Taner Döven, Dietitian Yeşim Temel Özcan, Istanbul Medipol University Faculty of Pharmacy, Dr. Faculty Member Dt. pharmacist. Neda Taner and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Communication Dr. The training program, which was shot in the studio of the university's Media Center by professionals, including Faculty Member Korhan Mavnacıoğlu, consists of a total of 40 hours. Pharmacists who have completed the 40-hour training program are entitled to receive the Istanbul Medipol University & Bayer certificate of "Advice in the Pharmacy". kazanwill work. The relevant certificate program will be updated and repeated with new content at the end of each semester.

Accurate information on food supplements in pharmacies

30% of health literacy in Turkey is currently representing Bayer Consumer Care Country Manager for Turkey Erdem Kumcu, a huge task in terms of protection of public health to fall further stated that the pharmacist. Constitutive, "Dietary Supplements and Nutrition Society of dietary supplement use rates in Turkey this year, according to research commissioned by quite high and consumers are available from pharmacies 82% of the food supplement products. Accessing the right information, content and consultancy in the field of Food Supplements has become more important than ever for consumers, especially during the pandemic period. At this point, our most important goal is to support pharmacists with up-to-date information and to direct consumers to physicians and pharmacists about accurate information. Since dietary supplementation is a serious issue, non-experts' advice can threaten public health. As Bayer Consumer Health, we always tell consumers 'Advice at the Pharmacy' and ask them to consult pharmacists on food supplements. " said.

Istanbul Medipol University Faculty of Pharmacy Dean Prof. Dr. Gul Zehra Omurtag one of the most important building blocks of Pharmacists of health services in Turkey and that the most important health and society for the protection of health and consult with those who said he was a great role in the sustainable. For this reason, Omurtag emphasized that it is very important to organize these programs with very valuable expert trainers in cooperation with Istanbul Medipol University Continuing Education Center, and for years, "Pharmacy Academy", "Sports Pharmacy", "Pharmaceutical Sector Product Management Training" "," Professional Pharmacy Management Certificate Program "for pharmacists, he stated that they continue successfully. Mr. Omurtag, with Bayer's "Bayer Consumer Health" Group, is the Istanbul Medipol University Continuing Education Center, which is directly related to consumer health and includes the issue of conscious use of food supplements, which consumers tend to even more in this period when the COVID pandemic is experienced worldwide. He stated that he sees the realization in cooperation as an awareness of social responsibility.

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