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Symptom resolution of common ailments treated with over-the-counter medications provided directly by community pharmacists

  • At: 2004 FIP Congress in New Orleans (USA)
  • Type: Presentation
  • By: VAILLANCOURT, Régis (Canadian Armed Forces, Pharmacy Policy and Standards, Ottawa, Canada)
  • Co-author(s): Kearney (Canadian Armed Forces, OTTAWA, Canada)
    Trottier (Canadian Armed Forces, OTTAWA, Canada)
    Ma (Canadian Armed Forces, OTTAWA, Canada)
    Gervais (Canadian Armed Forces, OTTAWA, Canada)
    Kassam (University of British Columbia, Canada)
  • Abstract:


    In an earlier pilot project, patients were provided with an information card which enabled them to obtain non-prescription, over-the-counter (OTC) medications directly from a community pharmacist. However, because OTC medications may be limited in their efficacy, symptom resolution may be suboptimal, or may vary according to the..

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