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Pharmacists assist their indigenous communities in the quality use of medicines

  • At: 2008 FIP Congress in Basel (Switzerland)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: SWAIN, LINDY (NORTHERN RIVERS UNIVERSITY DEPT OF RURAL HEALTH, Lismore, Australia)
  • Co-author(s): Taylor, Susan (UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY, Australia)
  • Abstract:

    Background

    The health of Indigenous Australians remains very poor. One of the contributing factors is poor medication compliance within Aboriginal populations. Aboriginal Health Workers have reported frequent inappropriate use of medications due to limited understanding, literacy and information. Pharmacists are well positioned to provide AHWs..

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Last update 4 October 2019

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