Optimising patient self-medication through the community pharmacist

  • At: 2017 FIP Congress in Seoul (South Korea)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: FENECH, Andrew (University of Malta, Department of Pharmacy, Malta)
  • Co-author(s): Andrew Fenech:
    Louise Grech: Department of Pharmacy, University of Malta, Malta
    Lilian Azzopardi: Department of Pharmacy, University of Malta, Malta
  • Abstract:

    Background

    Self-care with ‘Over-the-Counter’ (OTC) medicines is a widespread practice. Patients consider OTC medicines to be safe and often ignore patient information leaflets. This incurs certain risks on patients’ health. Facilitated self-medication addresses this issue, whereby the pharmacist is directly involved in providing advice on

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