Farmacéuticos Comunitarios. 2016 Sep 30; 8(3):16-21 DOI: 10.5672/FC.2173-9218.(2016/Vol8).003.06

Darrings community pharmaceutical services in Mexico that limit the rational use of medicines

Espinosa Roque MT, Ornelas Perea M.
Espinosa MT, Ornelas M. Pendientes de los servicios farmacéuticos comunitarios en México que limitan el uso racional de los medicamentos. Farmacéuticos Comunitarios. 2016 Sep 30; 8 (3): 16-21 DOI: 10.5672/FC.2173-9218.(2016/Vol8).003.06
Abstract : 

The position of the World Health Organization and Pan American Health Organization is that the countries of the Americas region to implement a model of Pharmaceutical Services to ensure comprehensive care in the health of the population regarding drug and defines Use rational Drug when “patients receive appropriate medication to their clinical needs, in appropriate doses to individual requirements, for an adequate period of time and at the lowest possible cost for them and for the community.”

In Mexico misuse of drugs is a serious health problem that leads to an inequitable accessibility, increased treatment costs and requires the patient to live with drug-related problems; Health institutions have made efforts to promote a National Drug Policy in line with WHO recommendations, however has not had the impact on health indicators. Furthermore pharmaceutical professionals by various factors do not influence as leaders in the development of a comprehensive service-oriented patient benefit (instructions for use and guidance upon detection of problems related to their management) and in turn the model Community Pharmacy orients the health service towards that commercial purpose. Citizenship moves between expectation and uncertainty arising from the information received from pharmacists, doctors, the media and pharmaceutical laboratories.

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