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HIFA working group on Information for Prescribers and Users of Medicines: We need your input

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There is a need to improve the availability and use of information for prescribers, dispensers and users of medicines in LMICs especially the north-eastern part of Nigeria in particular Adamawa State, because most of them continue to prescribe drugs that were use in the 90's. Example is a senior doctor at Adamawa State University clinic who most a times prescribe drugs that causes complications in patients after taking the prescribed drugs; I was once his victim. Most of the dispensers and the users of medicines in this zone are not knowledgeable enough about the safety and the effectiveness, contradictions of the drugs or medicine they prescribe.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017
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Asiyina Elihu
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Asiyina Elihu is Assistant Lecturer at the Adamawa State University, Mubi, Nigeria. Professional interests: Public health parasitology

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