oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Abstracts presented at the 2006 SAAHIP Conference : forum



Extracted from text ... SA Pharmaceutical Journal - September 2006 Pharmacist behind bars PB Santho, Faranani Life Health Care Solutions (Pty) Ltd A pharmacist working in a prison faces challenges that are slightly different from the norm. We are faced with medicines that are used in an unprescribed manner, e.g. chlorpheniramine and Sinucon(r) tablets are crushed and sniffed for a quick high, while DPH syrup is abused (unfortunately not only in prisons). MCC is a money-free prison; medicines, food, blankets, etc. are used among inmates as currency. Paracetamol, carbamazepine, chlorpheniramine and Sinucon(r) tablets are among the drugs that are used as currency. Green paracetamol ..


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