Abuse/misuse of non‐prescription drugs

@article{Hughes1999AbusemisuseON,
  title={Abuse/misuse of non‐prescription drugs},
  author={Gordon F. Hughes and James C McElnay and Carmel M. Hughes and Peter McKenna},
  journal={Pharmacy World and Science},
  year={1999},
  volume={21},
  pages={251-255}
}
Aim: To investigate the abuse of non‐prescription (over‐the‐counter; OTC) products in Northern Ireland. Method: A structured questionnaire covering various aspects of OTC drug abuse was mailed to all 509 community pharmacies in Northern Ireland. Results: 253 responses were received (response rate 49.7%) after two mailings. Pharmacists named 112 OTC products they perceived were being abused in Northern Ireland. These were classified into 8 groups, with opioids, antihistamines and laxatives the… CONTINUE READING
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