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L’abus et le détournement à but récréatif des médicaments : comment fait face le pharmacien d’officine ?

Abstract : Medicine, except for healing, is also abused and misused for recreational purpose. In 2007, the International Narcotics Control Board alerted ont the abuse of medicine at the drug users, which would soon overtake the consumption of illicit drus. Young adults are particularly concerned: 7%of the 16-year-old people experimented the concomitant taking of medicine and alcohol. Most of the involved medicine are psychotropics, which France is one of the biggest consumers. In front of it the pharmacist is the last rampart for the access to this medicine: how can he fight? The distribution of a multiple-choice questionnaire aimed at the officinal teams allowed to spot their knowledge on medicine susceptible to be diverted, the frequency with which they were confronted with it and the actions which they undertook in the face of it. 435 professionals answered, among whon 21,4% of pharmacists, 66,4% of assistants and 12,2% of students. For the greater part the professionals recognize most of the medicine susceptible to be diverted. When a case of diversion is detected, the refusal of delivery is not systematic: it's not necessarily desirable in patient's interest. However, three other recommendations uttered by the College of pharmacists would require to be systematically organized: realize an interview with the patient, direct it to a doctor or a specialized center and declare the grave cases of drug dependency or the recurrences in the Center of Information and Evaluation about the Drug Dependency on which the professional depends.
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Myriam Vandermoere. L’abus et le détournement à but récréatif des médicaments : comment fait face le pharmacien d’officine ?. Sciences pharmaceutiques. 2017. ⟨dumas-01575700⟩



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