Original article 79 Opinion of community pharmacists on use of nonprescription medications in Alexandria, Egypt a a b Taghareed A. Elhoseeny , Samaa Z. Ibrahem and Azza M. Abo el Ela Department of Health Administration and Behavioural Background Sciences, High Institute of Public Health, and The Many studies have reported the use of over-the counter (OTC) or nonprescription Egyptian Ministry of Health, Alexandria, Egypt medications (medications that are available to consumers without a prescription) to be Correspondence to Taghareed A. Elhoseeny, PhD, 165 inappropriate and associated with risks to consumers. Among healthcare El Horreya Avenue, El Hadara, Alexandria, Egypt Tel: + 20 342 85576; fax: + 20 342 88436; professionals, pharmacists have a key role in providing information and helping e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org customers make a safe choice of nonprescription medicines. Received 17 November 2012 Objective Accepted 26 March 2013 This study aimed to measure the attitudes and beliefs of community pharmacists Journal of the Egyptian Public Health toward the use of nonprescription medications by Egyptian customers. Association 2013, 88:79–84 Subjects and methods A cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out among community pharmacies in Alexandria. A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect data from 335 pharmacists working in community pharmacies.
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Published: Aug 1, 2013