Again, as described in the underneath mentioned article, it is made clear that there is still a lot of work to be done concerning Medication Safety…
And it is quite safe to estimate that it is not only a problem in Africa!
‘Irrational prescriptions are a major global health problem. The World Health Organisation estimates that more than half of all medicines are inappropriately prescribed, dispensed or sold. In addition, half of all patients fail to take them correctly.
In Africa, where most countries have weak health systems and underdeveloped mechanisms for routine monitoring of medicines, this problem is common.’
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