Quality of life of Parkinson’s patients on add – on entacapone therapyat a multispecialty hospital in India

Easwaran, Vigneshwaran and Krishnan, Vijayan and Sen, Suchandra (2014) Quality of life of Parkinson’s patients on add – on entacapone therapyat a multispecialty hospital in India. Indian journal of Hospital Pharmacy (51). pp. 28-48.


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In India prescription medicines are sold without prescriptions at most of the retail pharmacies. This leads to the irrational use of medicines. In the urban population, in addition to the above problem, patients habitually consult with many physicians simultaneously which results in polypharmacy. The questionable effectiveness and safety of the numerous combination medicines available in the market further complicates the issue of health care professionals selecting the appropriate medicines. To address these issues, Medicines Information Centres and Medicine Information pharmacists are essential in providing unbiased medicines information to inform health care professionals who can then select the appropriate therapy for patients. When a query on certain medicines arises with respect to the patient’s therapy, the busy physician does not always find the time to read the available literature. However, the most up-to-date information is needed to make a rational choice of therapy to give the best care possible to the patient. The pharmacists of the future have to assume a greater role in the health care delivery system by contributing to the health information infrastructure. Therefore pharmacists should become the key players in the health care field by contributing to the rational use of medicines at the level of the patient and all the health care professionals.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Pharmacy
Divisions: College of Pharmacy > Pharmacy
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2017 06:53
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2017 06:53
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/889

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