Difficulties for rational drug use

Albert Figueras

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    Approaching the 25th anniversary of the definition of the concept of the rational drug use in Nairobi, the author makes a reflection about how it is possible to achieve a better use of them in the Andean Community from the discussion of three main issues: (1) drugs are not always needed to treat a disease; (2) to treat is more than to handle a written prescription with a brand name; and (3) it is necessary to involve the patient in his own treatment.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)549-552
    JournalRevista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009


    • Drug prescriptions
    • Therapeutics (source: MeSH NLM)


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