Saturday, January 24, 2009

Survey reveals poor relations between pharmacists & clients

From the Taiwan News:
More than 40% of citizens don't talk to the pharmacist when they visit pharmacy and buy drugs, said a survey jointly conducted by Common Health Magazine and the Bureau of Pharmaceutical Affairs, Department of Health.

The survey covered a total number of 3,554 pharmacies islandwide. Researchers interviewed 1,294 citizens who are over 40 and found out 32% of them don't make sure the person who sells them drugs is a licensed pharmacist.

In addition to that, more than 85% of elder people go to pharmacies on their own, and nearly half of them don't ask questions at all. Buying drugs has become an act that is simple as buying a drink. ...more

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