n South African Medical Journal - Part III. Antibiotic supply chain and management in human health : original article
|Article Title||Part III. Antibiotic supply chain and management in human health : original article|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Author||N. Schellack, T. Pople, L. Van der Merwe, F. Suleman, J.C. Meyer, A.G.S. Gous and D. Benjamin|
|Publication Date||Aug 2011|
|Pages||562 - 566|
|Keyword(s)||Antibiotic prescribing, Antibiotic pricing, Antibiotics, Drug procurement, Drug supply chain, Essential Drugs List, Pharmaceutical industry and Standard Treatment Guidelines|
This section examines the regulatory environment and supply chain for antibiotics for both the public and private sectors, followed by a review of what is known about patterns of antibiotic consumption in South Africa. It provides information pertaining to national policy documents and their relationship with drug supply and distribution, the position of antibiotics in therapeutic guidelines and dispensing regulations, and the current status of pharmaceutical management.
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