Event Title

Preventing OTC drug abuse - new challenges for the pharmacist community in pandemic crisis

Session

Pharmaceutical and Natural Sciences

Description

The use of OTC drugs as a form of self-medication remains one of the most delicate issues which requires special attention in terms of the impact that irrational use of these drugs may have. During the pandemic crisis the consumption of these drugs has increased considerably and this increases the possibility of abuse of these drugs. The role of pharmacists in preventing these abuses is quite large. This study is a review of the barriers encountered in addressing this issue as well as the new strategies that pharmacists should follow for more efficient management to minimize the consequences.

Keywords:

OTC drugs, abuse, pandemic crisis, preventing

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-550-47-5

First Page

1

Location

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

Start Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

End Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2021.88

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Preventing OTC drug abuse - new challenges for the pharmacist community in pandemic crisis

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

The use of OTC drugs as a form of self-medication remains one of the most delicate issues which requires special attention in terms of the impact that irrational use of these drugs may have. During the pandemic crisis the consumption of these drugs has increased considerably and this increases the possibility of abuse of these drugs. The role of pharmacists in preventing these abuses is quite large. This study is a review of the barriers encountered in addressing this issue as well as the new strategies that pharmacists should follow for more efficient management to minimize the consequences.