ABOUT THE BOOK
WHERE THERE ARE NO PHARMACISTS is about managing medicines. It explains how to order them, store them, prepare them, dispense them and use them safely and effectively. This book provides advice on all these aspects for people working with medicines as well as information to help communities benefit from the use of medicines.
It provides guidance for anyone who is doing the work of a pharmacist; anyone who sells, dispenses, prepares, manages, or explains to others how to use medicines.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
has practised pharmacy in a variety of situations from large teaching
hospitals to Primary Health Care facilities. In addition to her Pharmacy
degree, she has a Master of Public Health degree from
She currently works for John Snow, Incorporated
is a pharmacist who has specialised in essential medicines work within
a public health and Primary Health Care framework including refugee
settings and humanitarian emergencies. She teaches in the International
Health stream of the Master of Public Health programme delivered by
the Burnet Institute Centre for International Health for
She is a member of Health Action International Asia Pacific and a moderator of E-drug, an international email discussion forum on essential medicines.
1. WHERE THERE ARE NO PHARMACISTS
2. INTRODUCTION TO MEDICINES
3. NATIONAL POLICIES AND INITIATIVES
4. LAWS AND REGULATIONS
5. UNDERSTANDING MEDICINES
6. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT MEDICINES
7. OTHER MEDICAL SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT
8. CALCULATING QUANTITIES OF MEDICINES TO ORDER
9. SOURCES OF SUPPLY
10. GOOD QUALITY MEDICINES
11. MANAGING YOUR STOCK
12. DISPENSING MEDICINES
13. COMMUNICATION – TALKING WITH PATIENTS
14. PROVIDING MEDICINES FOR SPECIAL PROGRAMMES
15. IMPROVING MEDICINE USE IN YOUR COMMUNITY
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