Ahmet Akıcı

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OBJECTIVE Use of drugs that may lead to abuse or dependence are subject to controlled prescriptions (CPs) in many countries, and these are closely monitored by health authorities. According to national regulations in Turkey, CPs may be red coloured (RCPs) or green coloured (GCPs). The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of such drugs in Istanbul. (More)
Background/aim: Irrational drug use is a common problem. This study aimed to evaluate patients' knowledge and habits concerning drug use, and compare them in terms of some sociodemographic characteristics. Materials and methods: A face-to-face questionnaire was given to outpatients from family healthcare centres (FHCs) and state hospitals (SHs) in 12(More)
OBJECTIVE Drugs subject to control (DSC) are commonly used in the preoperative, per-operative and postoperative periods. In this study, details of DSC use, that are required to be prescribed to green prescriptions (GP) or red prescriptions (RP), for a surgical diagnosis were evaluated. MATERIAL AND METHODS Controlled drug prescriptions (CDP) between(More)
Background/aim: Off-label drug use (OLDU) is under the control of the Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency (TMMDA) in Turkey. It was aimed to investigate demographic and medical features of patients with OLDU applications in Turkey. Materials and methods: A total of 4426 electronic OLDU application records of the TMMDA were evaluated(More)
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