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Letter to Editor, J Pharmacol Biomed Anal Vol: 1 Issue: 1

Availability of Different Strengths of Anti Malarial Preparations in Pakistan: Implication for Patient Safety

Malik M1,2*, Hassali MA1, Shafie AA1, Hussain A2 and Aljadhey H3
1W1Discipline of Social and Administrative Pharmacy, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Minden, Penang, Malaysia
2Hamdard Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hamdard University, F-8 Markaz, Johar Road Islamabad, Pakistan
3Director of Medication Safety Research Chair, College of Pharmacy, King Saud University, PO Box-2475, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia
Corresponding author : Malik M
Discipline of Social and Administrative Pharmacy, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Minden, Penang, Malaysia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: June 14, 2012 Accepted: June 14, 2012 Published: June 16, 2012
Citation: Malik M, Hassali MA, Shafie AA, Hussain A, Aljadhey H (2012) Availability of Different Strengths of Anti Malarial Preparations in Pakistan: Implication for Patient Safety. J Pharmacol Biomed Anal 1:1. doi:10.4172/2327-4638.1000101

Abstract

Availability of Different Strengths of Anti Malarial Preparations in Pakistan: Implication for Patient Safety

Editor,
Pakistan is among the moderately malaria endemic countries and malaria is the second most commonly reported diseases from public sector healthcare facilities. Few of the key factors in controlling malaria and reducing related morbidity and mortality rate includes early diagnosis, appropriate treatment and good quality patient care services. But, polypharmacy, peer influence, patient demands, lack of appropriate diagnosis and treatment based on clinical impression and self-medication are few of the most important factors leading towards irrational drug use in Pakistan. Malaria is usually diagnosed through clinical impression, and most presenting fever cases are suspected and treated for malaria without any evidence of malaria parasitaemia in Pakistan.

Keywords: Anti Malarial; Malaria; Diagnosis

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