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Comparison of over-the-counter and prescription-only analgesic prescribing

  • At: 2012 FIP Congress in Amsterdam (the Netherlands)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: TRUTER, Ilse (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Drug Utilization Research Unit (DURU), Port Elizabeth, South Africa)
  • Co-author(s): Jaganath, B. (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa)
    Connachan, T.-A. (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa)
    Knoesen, B.C. (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa)
  • Abstract:


    Background:

    Analgesics are commonly used. Due to their abuse potential, their use warrants monitoring.
    Aims:

    To compare the prescribing of over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription-only (PO) analgesics in a defined South African patient population.
    Methods:

    A retrospective cross-sectional drug utilisation study was conducted on the database of a

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Last update 4 October 2019

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