Ethnicity, Migration and Minority Groups: Medicines Access and Use in High-income Economies - Southern Med Review Vol 5 Issue 2 December 2012
(2012; 2 pages)



In the previous SMR Editorial we highlighted in the broadest sense the widening gap between pharmacy practice activities in the Global North and South. In this Editorial we take the opportunity to think about the ethnic-minorities residing in high-income countries. In many ways these groups are similar to populations in low-income countries.

The struggles that challenge health systems in developed countries with respect to innovative high-cost medicines are some of the challenges the Global South face when accessing essential medicines. Asthma is one such example in which access to essential medicines may not be a big problem in high-income countries but that compliance and optimal use may be similar to low-income countries, for some cohorts of the population….

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