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Disposal practices for unused medications around the world.
A systematic review and meta-analysis of pharmacist-led fee-for-services medication review.
Interventions that include a clinical review had a significant impact on patient outcomes by attainment of target clinical biomarkers and reduced hospitalization.
Disposal practices for unused medications in New Zealand community pharmacies.
- A. Y. Tong, B. Peake, R. Braund
- Medicine, Political ScienceJournal of primary health care
- 1 September 2011
Liquid medications and Class B controlled drugs, which were commonly reported to be disposed of down the sewage system, may increase the potential for environmental pollution by pharmaceuticals in New Zealand.
Examining the first year of Medicines Use Review services provided by pharmacists in New Zealand: 2008.
AIM To determine where in New Zealand collaborative Medication Use Review and Adherence Support (MUR) services were provided by pharmacists, to identify the processes involved, and pharmacists'…
Identification of the reasons for medication returns
Over a five-week period medications returned to two collection point pharmacies were analysed for medication types and quantities and those returning the medications were asked to complete a questionnaire to indicate why they were not used.
TiO2-assisted photodegradation of pharmaceuticals — a review
AbstractPharmaceutical compounds have been detected in the environment and potentially arise from the discharge of excreted and improperly disposed medication from sewage treatment facilities. In…
Disposal practices for unused medications in New Zealand.
Investigating unused medications in New Zealand
This study found that main reasons identified for patients having unwanted medications were ‘treatment changes’ and ‘expired’.
General practitioners’ perceptions of pharmacists’ new services in New Zealand
- E. Hatah, R. Braund, S. Duffull, J. Tordoff
- Medicine, Political ScienceInternational Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
- 23 February 2012
Pharmacists should exploit their own strengths and the potential opportunities for these services, and reduce any weaknesses and threats, according to GPs’ perceptions.
Analysis of Medications Returned to Community Pharmacies
Investigating medication returns may indicate areas for targeting interventions to reduce waste and identification of therapeutic groups having higher rates of returns due to medication changes or surplus to requirements may suggest areas to target to reduce medication waste.