Developing countries subcommittee of the clinical pharmacology division : The medicines utilization research in Africa (MURIA) group and IUOHAR co-organized a workshop in botswana for the promotion of rational use of medicines

Fadare, Joseph and Gustafsson, Lars L and Godman, B. and Kgatlwane, J. and Massele, A.Y. and Ogunleye, O.O. and Truter, I. (2015) Developing countries subcommittee of the clinical pharmacology division : The medicines utilization research in Africa (MURIA) group and IUOHAR co-organized a workshop in botswana for the promotion of rational use of medicines. Pharmacology International, 85. pp. 18-20. ISSN 1462-9941

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    Abstract

    The improper use of medicines is a major cause of poor therapeutic effect as well as adverse drug reactions, and has considerable financial consequences (1-4). In the present era of global economic recession, there is a need for the judicious use of resources to benefit all citizens in developing countries. Therefore, the promotion of the Rational Use of Medicines (RUM) should be a healthcare priority in African countries. Still, there is limited information available on how appropriately medicines are prescribed and used in Africa (5).