Drugs dispensed with and without a prescription from community pharmacies in a conurbation in Egypt
AbstractThe pattern of drug supply from pharmacies, whether by prescription, recommendation from the pharmacist or a request for a particular product by the client, was assessed. The drugs dispensed from 25 pharmacies, each from a different area of Alexandria, were investigated. Two three-hour study visits were made to each pharmacy to collect data on all drugs dispensed. A total of 1174 products were supplied; 28% on prescription and 72% over-the-counter sales [17% of the latter were recommendations from pharmacists]. The range of products supplied with and without a prescription were similar. The implications of these findings are discussed
Benjamin, H., Smith, F. & Motawi, U.A. (1996). Drugs dispensed with and without a prescription from community pharmacies in a conurbation in Egypt. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119417
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 2 (3), 506-514, 1996
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