by Soller R W
Safe Use Conditions proposed by FDA may re-open door for switch in US: Has the OTC Drug Facts Label fallen victim to the Peter Principle? SelfCare 2012;3(2):19-20
by Kebodeaux C, Grise WM, Hudspeth B, Divine H
Kebodeaux C. et al. Chain community pharmacists’ willingness, attitudes, and barriers in providing self-care medication and supplement recommendations. SelfCare 2012;3(2):21-32
Pharmacists are commonly called on as the first resource for patients when selecting an appropriate self-care medication or supplement. This study examines pharmacists’ over-the-counter (OTC) recommendations in the chain community pharmacy setting in the United States.
by Phillips J
Phillips J. The need for an ingegrated approach to supporting patients who should self manage. SelfCare 2012;3(2):33-41
The rise of lifestyle-related chronic disease in the UK and Europe has led to an increasing burden on healthcare systems. Much of the disease burden is recognised to be preventable or as having the potential to be reduced if citizens take a greater responsibility for their health and make changes to their lifestyles. Self management has been proposed as a key strategy in achieving this.
A selection of newly published papers on self care from the worldwide literature
Every week, we will provide a brief summary and a link to the published abstract of newly published papers selected from the worldwide literature as being of particular interest to the SelfCare community.