Drug Saf (2017) 40:809–821 DOI 10.1007/s40264-017-0544-z OR IGINAL RESEARCH ARTIC L E Role of Medicines of Unknown Identity in Adverse Drug Reaction- Related Hospitalizations in Developing Countries: Evidence from a Cross-Sectional Study in a Teaching Hospital in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic 1,2,3 2,3 4 4 ´ • • • • Celine Caillet Chanvilay Sichanh Gae ¨tan Assemat Myriam Malet-Martino 1,5 1,6 7 7 • • • • Agne `s Sommet Haleh Bagheri Noudy Sengxeu Niphonh Mongkhonmath 3,8 9 1,5 • • • Mayfong Mayxay Lamphone Syhakhang Maryse Lapeyre-Mestre 2,3 1,5 Paul N. Newton Anne Roussin Published online: 20 May 2017 The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication Abstract characteristics of tablets/capsules with that of reference Introduction The health dangers of medicines of unknown medicines (photograph tool), and by proton nuclear mag- identity (MUIs) [loose pharmaceutical units repackaged in netic resonance and mass spectrometry analyses. Factors individual bags without labelling of their identity] have associated with ADRs were identiﬁed by multivariate been suspected in L/MICs. Using visual and analytical logistic regression. tools to identify MUIs, we investigated the frequency of, Results The frequency of hospitalizations related to an and factors associated with, adverse drug reaction (ADR)-
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Published: May 20, 2017
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