Self-medication and non-adherence with antibiotics: the current situation in Pakistan

Ali, I., Ahmad, J., Khan, A. U., Khan, T. M., Khan, J. and Ul-Haq, Z. (2016) Self-medication and non-adherence with antibiotics: the current situation in Pakistan. Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research, 46(1), pp. 34-37. (doi:10.1002/jppr.1153)

Ali, I., Ahmad, J., Khan, A. U., Khan, T. M., Khan, J. and Ul-Haq, Z. (2016) Self-medication and non-adherence with antibiotics: the current situation in Pakistan. Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research, 46(1), pp. 34-37. (doi:10.1002/jppr.1153)

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Abstract

Healthcare reforms in Pakistan have increased the direct accessibility of medicines to the public through sales in pharmacy outlets. Many medicines are being dispensed without any prescription. This style of medicine distribution practice has been linked with irrational use of medicines and non‐compliance with medicines regulations. This discussion highlights the issues of self‐medication and non‐adherence to regulations with antibiotics that arise as a result of unregulated supply of these important medicines, and provides recommendations for ways in which these problems might be approached.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ul Haq, Dr Zia
Authors: Ali, I., Ahmad, J., Khan, A. U., Khan, T. M., Khan, J., and Ul-Haq, Z.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
Journal Name:Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:1445-937X
ISSN (Online):2055-2335
Published Online:12 April 2016

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