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The Role of the Pharmacist in Self-Care and Self-Medication
(1998; 17 pages) View the PDF document
Table of Contents
View the documentAcronyms
Open this folder and view contents1. Introduction
Open this folder and view contents2. Definitions
Open this folder and view contents3. The increasing importance of self-care and self-medication
Open this folder and view contents4. Role of the pharmacist in self-care and self-medication
Open this folder and view contents5. Standards of practice
Open this folder and view contents6. Evaluation of performance relating to self-care and self-medication needs
View the document7. Conclusions
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View the documentReferences
View the documentAnnex 1: Presentations2
View the documentAnnex 2: List of participants


Allen B.E. & Suveges L.G. (October 1995) Standards of practice. Nonprescription drugs. A report of the National Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities.

International Pharmaceutical Federation (1 September 1996) Statement of principle. Self-care including self-medication.

World Health Organization (1982) WHO certification scheme on the quality of pharmaceuticals moving in international commerce. Geneva: WHO (unpublished document WHO/PHARM/82.4 Rev 5).

World Health Organization (1988) Ethical criteria for medicinal drug promotion. Geneva: WHO.

World Health Organization (1994) Implementation of WHO’s Revised Drug Strategy. Safety, efficacy and quality pharmaceuticals. World Health Assembly Resolution 47.17.

World Health Organization (1994) Role of the pharmacist in support of the WHO Revised Drug Strategy. World Health Assembly Resolution 47.12.

World Health Organization (1994) The role of the pharmacist in the health care system. Geneva: WHO (unpublished document WHO/PHARM/94.569).

World Health Organization (1996) Good pharmacy practice (GPP) in community and hospital pharmacy practice. Geneva: WHO (unpublished WHO document WHO/PHARM/DAP 96.1).

World Health Organization (1997) Report of a WHO consultative group on the role of the pharmacist: preparing the future pharmacist. Geneva, WHO (unpublished document WHO/PHARM/97/599).


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