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Waste of medicines in Portugal

  • At: 2005 FIP Congress in Cairo (Egypt)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: COSTA, Filipa (ANF, CEFAR, Lisboa, Portugal)
  • Co-author(s): Martins (ANF, Lisboa, Portugal)
    Batel-Marques (Faculty of Pharmacy, Coimbra, Portugal)
    Rodrigues (Faculty of Medicine, Coimbra, Portugal)
    Mendes (ANF, Lisboa, Portugal)
    Ferreira (Faculty of Pharmacy, Coimbra, Portugal)
    Crisóstomo (ANF, Lisboa, Portugal)
  • Abstract:

    Aims: To quantify the extent of medicines wasted nationally; to quantify the proportion unused by inadequate dimensioning of packages for the treatment duration and the proportion unused by patients’ own decision. Methods: A descriptive prospective study is being used, where therapeutic data is collected at baseline in the pharmacy and left over

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