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E-DRUG: Medical doctors & belief in brand names (5)

Dear Colleagues

This practise is not uncommon in developing countries.
It's corroborated by lack or poor drug promotional
control including quality and lack of independent drug
information centres. Doctors prescription rely heavily
on information given by Medical Representatives.
Access to journals and or continuing education is
another challenge in developing world. Few or lack of
drug utilisation studies, even dissemination of few
studies done is a problem.

All mentioned above compounds doctors' belief in brand
names in developing countries.

Henry Irunde
Consultant in Drug Safety
Ministry of Health
P.O.BOX 77150
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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