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).
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|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2015|
- medicine utilisation
- pharmacology in Africa