Lack of pharmacological training causes overuse and misuse of drugs

Young, Huguette
January 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/29/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 3, p276
Academic Journal
The article reports on the insufficiency of pharmacological training for physicians and specialists which leads to overuse or misuse of prescription drugs, particularly in Canada. According to Dalhousie University's professor Jean Gray, physicians must understand how drugs work, how to prescribe them, how to monitor patients and how to adjust medication to fit patient's needs. The Health Council has argued that academic detailing program, which offers balance information from an independent source, are an excellent means of enhancing physicians training.


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