An-Najah National University

Publications of Waleed M. Sweileh,

Research Interests: 1.Clinical Renal Pharmacology and Therapeutics 2.Evidence Based Pharmacotherapy 3.Pharmacoepidemiology

 
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  • Thursday, January 30, 2003
  • A Descriptive Study of Community Pharmacy Practice in Palestine: ‎Analysis and Future Look
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    A Descriptive Study of Community Pharmacy Practice in Palestine:

    Analysis and Future Look

     

    Nidal Jaradat*, Waleed Sweileh**

    *College of Pharmacy, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine.

    E-mail: [email protected]

    **College of Pharmacy, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine.

    E-mail: [email protected]

    Received: (19/1/2003), Accepted: (25/5/2003)

    Abstract

    The purpose of this study is to describe and analyze the community pharmacy

    practice in Palestine from a clinical and legal aspects. The study was conducted on a

    random sample of community pharmacies and carried out by pharmacy students of An-

    Najah University using a 15-item questionnaire. The working hours of community

    pharmacies is approximately 9 hours daily and the average working people in the

    pharmacy is 2.8. The average customer turnover is approximately 25.8. Medical

    representatives and manufacturer brochures are the primary source of drug information

    for 90% community pharmacists. Over the counter sale of many prescription

    medications is unregulated. Substitution of prescribed medications is common in 25%

    of community pharmacies. No official record of prescription is available. The Ministry

    of health, the Palestinian Pharmaceutical Association and the college of pharmacy at

    An-Najah University ought to take measures to improve the pharmacy practice and to

    provide continuing educational opportunities for community pharmacist in Palestine.

     

     
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