Poor prescription practices across Africa are putting patients at risk

The Conversation, 30 August 2016
Authors: Richard Ofori-Asenso, Allyson Pollock, Petra Brhlikova
“Irrational prescriptions are a major global health problem. The World Health Organisation estimates that more than half of all medicines are inappropriately prescribed, dispensed or sold. In addition, half of all patients fail to take them correctly. In Africa, where most countries have weak health systems and underdeveloped mechanisms for routine monitoring of medicines, this problem is common.”
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