Substandard and falsified medical products are a global public health threat. A pilot survey of awareness among physicians in Sweden
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Substandard and falsified medical products are a public health threat, primarily associated with low- and middle-income countries. Today, the phenomenon also exists in high-income countries. Increased Internet access has opened a global market. Self-diagnosis and self-prescription have boosted the market for unregulated websites with access to falsified medicines.
To describe the state of knowledge and experience on SF medical products among emergency physicians (EPs) and general practitioners (GPs) in Sweden.
An online survey with anonymous answers from 100 EPs and 100 GPs. Physicians were recruited from TNS SIFO’s medical database. The term in the survey was ‘illegal and falsified medicines’ which was common in Sweden at that time. It corresponds well with the term ‘substandard and falsified medical products’ that the WHO launched shortly after our data collection. We report our results with this term.
In Sweden, 78.5% of the physicians had heard the term ‘illegal and falsified medicines’ and 36.5% had met patients they suspected had taken it. Physicians lacked awareness of the use of the reporting system and wanted more knowledge about how to deal with patients who have possibly used falsified medicines.
To meet the public health threat of SF medical products, physicians need more knowledge.
|Enheter & grupper|
Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK
|Tidskrift||Journal of Public Health|
|Tidigt onlinedatum||2018 jun 1|
|Status||Published - 2019|
|Peer review utförd||Ja|
Karin Salomonsson, Jón Thor Pétursson, Johanna Rivano Eckerdal, Emma Severinsson, Pernilla Rasmussen, Rachel Irwin, Håkan Jönsson, Katarzyna Herd, Robert Willim, Sara Kärrholm, Anna Burstedt, Mikael Askander, Lars-Eric Jönsson, Susanne Lundin, Jutta Haider, Ida de Wit Sandström, Jessica Enevold, Lynn Åkesson, Rui Liu, Charlotte Hagström, Philip Warkander, Fredrik Hanell, Heidrun Führer, Moa Petersén, Thomas Olsson, Sanne Krogh Groth, Ann Steiner, Gabriella Nilsson, Emma Eleonorasdotter, Charlotte Nilsson, Jakob Löfgren, Devrim Umut Aslan, Carina Sjöholm, Cecilia Fredriksson, Andreas Helles Pedersen & Talieh Mirsalehi
2018/01/01 → 2021/01/01
Projekt: Nätverk › Internt samarbete (LU), Tvärvetenskaplig forskning