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
Close this folder5. Standards of practice
View the documentRegulations
View the documentThe role of international organizations
View the documentThe role of national organizations
View the documentFormation of partnerships
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 documentAnnex 1: Presentations2
View the documentAnnex 2: List of participants


• classifying products (determined on the basis of safety, efficacy and local need, and subject to regular review of the classifications and regulations);

• ensuring quality assurance of all medicinal products (for example, by supporting and using known reliable sources of supply only);

• ensuring that protocols and performance standards (with standardized measures) are followed;

• ensuring that pharmacy premises reflect the professional nature of pharmacy.; see IPF, 1996);

• ensuring that supervision and training (whether this be of the pharmacist, pharmacy technician or counter staff) are adequate;

• contributing to enforcement and implementation of laws and regulations in cooperation with national authorities;

• helping to ensure controls on advertising of medicinal products are enforced.

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