Starter packs : a good start to therapy?
Patounas, Marea & McGuire, Treasure M (2007) Starter packs : a good start to therapy? Australian Prescriber, 30(1), pp. 14-16.
Samples of drugs are often given to doctors by pharmaceutical representatives as part of a marketing strategy. Despite the well described advantages of drug samples, little has been published on the potential adverse outcomes. A series of consumer calls to the Adverse Medicine Events Line has highlighted concerns regarding the quality use of medicines associated with drug samples. The most commonly reported problems were drug samples being supplied to patients with inadequate information regarding dosage, administration, storage and possible adverse effects. In addition, some patients were given excessive quantities of a drug. To reduce such adverse outcomes, the drug industry, health professionals and consumers should be aware of the potential problems associated with starter packs.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||adverse medicine events line, consumer information, drug industry|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PHARMACOLOGY AND PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES (111500)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Past > Schools > Pharmacy
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|Deposited On:||10 Mar 2013 23:34|
|Last Modified:||13 May 2015 05:32|
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