Rational Use of Medicine Dr. Anjan Adhikari MBBS, MD, R G Kar Medical College Kolkata. Drugs/Medicines can do good Drugs can do harm Whenever a drug is taken a risk is taken. Rational Use of Drugs/Medicines.
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--Alexandrian physician Herophilus 300 B. C.
●Efforts to prevent the development of resistance
●Increased Cost of Treatment
●Consumer Protection Act
1).Lack of information
2).Faulty and inadequate training, education of medical and nursing students.
3).Poor communication between health professionals & patients
4).Lack of diagnostic facilities/Uncertainity of diagnosis
5).Demand from the patients
6).Defective supply system & ineffective drug regulations
7).Promotional activities of pharmaceutical industries