OBJECTIVES:

 

To examine the Data on National Medicine Policies (NMP) and drug use in South East Asia. The forum through its national associations will examine the existence and Implementation of National Policies, EML as a basis for public procurement, National Formularies, availability & affordability of EM in public & private facilities and prices, quality assurance in retail and distribution chains, data on sub-standard & fake products in the distribution chain.Specifically in the domain of pharmacy, the national associations will examine the top 20 selling medicines for the following indicators and quantify them: distribution and retailing practices in community and hospital settings, prescribing and dispensing practices, availability of brand vs. generic, average no. of drugs prescribed per patient, direction on drug use from pharmacists and Continuing Professional Development for pharmacists.

 

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