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

Joseph Fadare, Lars L Gustafsson, B. Godman, J. Kgatlwane, A.Y. Massele, O.O. Ogunleye, I. Truter

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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).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-20
Number of pages3
JournalPharmacology International
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015


  • medicine utilisation
  • medicines
  • Botswana
  • pharmacology in Africa

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