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Unused medication waste: respondent’s opinion from current study in Malaysia.

Abdul Kalam, Azad and N.K., Sunzida and Islam, Mohd. Aminul (2018) Unused medication waste: respondent’s opinion from current study in Malaysia. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 2 (Special Issue). pp. 3-7. ISSN 1755-6783

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Abstract

There are a lot of effort have been employed to find out the major factor which increase the volume of medication waste. However, several survey reports were highlighted the key factors of medication waste like lack of knowledge on the serious impact of unused medication waste, neglected the proper disposal technique, not following the drug take bag system, pharmacy or dispensaries were not providing proper guideline or any materials to return unused medicines to the pharmacy, not enough campaign or community activities on medication waste, educational institute were not taking any responsibility like institution base extra seminar or lecturer on dangerous environmental impact and serious public health problem due to unused medications. However, this report will be encouraged to the government policy maker, social and welfare department and health facilities department to take an emergency necessary steps to reduce or resolved this problem.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5651/72864
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Unused medications, Medication waste, Public health, Environment.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Science
Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Computational and Theoretical Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Aminul Islam
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2019 10:15
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2019 10:15
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/72864

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