Managing Rational Use of Drugs in Bangladesh

  • AK Mohiuddin World University of Bangladesh
Keywords: National Drug Policy, The Directorate General of Drug Administration, Drug Control Ordinance, Essential Medicine, Standard Treatment Guidelines

Abstract

Despite substantial progress in drug manufacturing, irrational drug use, inappropriate prescribing, inadequate access to essential drugs are major problems affecting the total health care system badly of Bangladesh. Virtually, all the drugs are available without prescriptions and self-medications are highly common. Access to essential medicines is significantly less than that mentioned in the official documents. Price of essential medicines is not consistent and the drugs regulating authority does not have any control over pricing of drugs. In short, the economical development and educational flourishment doesn’t represent the health sector of Bangladesh.

Author Biography

AK Mohiuddin, World University of Bangladesh

Faculty of Pharmacy,
World University of Bangladesh

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Published
2018-11-01
How to Cite
[1]
Mohiuddin, A. 2018. Managing Rational Use of Drugs in Bangladesh. PharmaTutor. 6, 11 (Nov. 2018), 30-35. DOI:https://doi.org/10.29161/PT.v6.i11.2018.30.