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
  • Drug Information for Community Pharmacies: Survey on Needs and Use ‎of Drug Information with Special Focus on New Information Technology
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    Drug Information for Community Pharmacies: Survey on Needs and Use of

    Drug Information with Special Focus on New Information Technology

     

    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: (17/2/2003), Accepted: (14/10/2003)

    Abstract

    The purpose of this study was to determine the sources and needs of drug

    information for community pharmacies in Palestine. A fifteen item questionnaire was

    distributed to community pharmacies. Out of approximately one hundred fifty

    community pharmacies who received the questionnaire through An-Najah university

    pharmacy trainee students, one hundred eighteen community pharmacies filled in and

    returned the questionnaire to the researchers. The questionnaire included background

    information and questions regarding sources of drug information available to

    pharmacists and the most commonly drug-related questions encountered by community

    pharmacies. Approximately ninety per cent of community pharmacists have

     

     

     

    Martindale or British Pharmacopoeia as a reference textbook but less than one per cent have other

    important primary sources of information like periodicals or continuing education

    courses. Computer set-up and Internet services are available for some community

    pharmacies. Community pharmacists were most often asked questions about drug price,

    over-the-counter drug selection, pediatric drug dosage and drug use in pregnancy and

    lactation. The conclusion is that, few drug information sources are available for

    community pharmacies in Palestine and this inadequacy in drug information constrains

    the community pharmacists in Palestine from providing patients with appropriate drug

    education and hinders them from playing an important role in health services as a drug

    information provider.

     

     
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