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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  • Wednesday, February 18, 2004
  • Drug Informational Value of Patient Package Insert (PPI): A Sample Study in Palestine.
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    The primary aims of this study were to investigate the attitude of the

    Palestinian public to patient package insert (PPI) and to evaluate the practical and

    legal issues of PPI in Palestine. Three hundred and seventy one (371) patients

    were verbally interviewed using a yes or no questionnaire that examine their

    attitude toward the information presented in (PPI). More than half of the patients

    (51.7%) said that they read the (PPI), but either find it vague or raise their fears

    and concerns. A second group of patients (44.5%) said that they do not read the

    (PPI). A third group (3.8%) said that they do not find or do not know about the

    PPI. This study emphasizes the need for a pharmacy legislation regarding PPI

    design and language, introduction of electronic pharmacy labeling and finally

    better patient-pharmacist communication to educate patients about over-thecounter

    (OTC) and prescription only medications (POM).


    Key Words:


    Drug information, PPI, Electronic labeling, Patient



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