RECORDING OF POISONOUS SUBSTANCES DELIVERANCE IN PRESCRIPTION BOOK
Ndao Y.*, Mbaye G. and Fall D.
Introduction: Deliverance of a drug subject to poisonous substances class must be recorded in the prescription book. However, most licensees don't comply with this obligation. The objective of this work is to study compliance with recording of poisonous substances deliverance in the prescription book, at Guediawaye municipality. Materials and Method: This is a survey conducted from January 1st, 2010 to December 31th, 2014 within forty five (45) pharmacies at Guediawaye. Data collected were related to staff, level of knowledge of the prescription book, recording of deliverance in the prescription book. Results: Pharmacy staff is mainly made up of sellers (60%), pharmacists holders (33.3%) and pharmacists assistants (6.7%). Pharmacy personal exercise is not respected at 58%, and activities are entrusted to a seller, or a pharmacist and a seller. Regulatory details of authorizing officer and importance of recording deliveries are more or less known. However, the average number of recording is estimated at 2.348 dispensations among 27% pharmacies visited. Obstacles to recording are forgetfulness and understaffing, neglect, laziness and laxity, neighborhood with customers, impatience of customers and ignorance of prescription book importance. Also, non-compliance with profession rules, commercial aspect dominant, unauthorized prescribers, absence of inspection were mentioned. Conclusion: Recording of poisonous substances deliverance in the prescription book is not systematic at Guédiawaye. Among reasons, non-compliance with personal exercise, insufficient inspections and unauthorized prescribers were mentioned. However, it would be useful to conduct the same study in urban areas for a better appreciation.
Keywords: Prescription book - Poisonous substances - Recording - Deliverance - Staff - Pharmacy.
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