Pharmacists’ perspectives on drug abuse control in the Nelson Mandela Metropole
- 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): Vos, A. (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa)
Knoesen, B.C. (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa)
Prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) analgesic abuse is increasingly becoming a problem in South Africa. According to the literature, lifestyle changes and stress levels are some of the reasons that have a direct impact on the increase in abuse.
To identify the main causes of opioid analgesic abuse, and to identify and develop The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.