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Alison Blenkinsopp, Rhona Panton, and Claire Anderson

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780192630445

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630445.001.0001

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Drug misuse and harm reduction programmes

Drug misuse and harm reduction programmes

(p.219) 15 Drug misuse and harm reduction programmes
Health Promotion for Pharmacists

Alison Blenkinsopp

Rhona Panton

Claire Anderson

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on the role of pharmacists in preventing drug misuse. Drug misuse includes both licit (prescribed and over-the-counter drugs) and illicit agents (illegal substances. Pharmacists encounter drug misuse on a daily basis, and pharmaceutical care of those misusing drugs can raise ethical, legal, and moral issues. There are two main areas for pharmacist involvement — health promotion and enhanced services involving substitute prescribing and needle exchange.

Keywords:   pharmacy practice, pharmacists, drug use, licit agents, illicit agents

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