medicine

UN health agency publishes handbook to enhance pharmacists’ role in patient care

With the pharmacist’s role evolving from that of a maker and supplier towards that of provider of services and information and ultimately of patient care, the United Nations health agency is co-sponsoring a handbook to ensure that a patient’s drug therapy is the most effective available, the safest possible and properly adhered to.

UN health agency steps up war on multi-billion-dollar counterfeit medicine market

The multi-billion-dollar market for counterfeit medicines was placed squarely in the cross-hairs of a new United Nations-backed initiative today to help national authorities crack down on the products, which can promote drug resistant strains of disease, worsen medical conditions and kill patients.