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|Title: ||Pharmacists' knowledge and attitudes towards paediatric cough and cold management post TGA recommendations|
|Authors: ||Tejan-Kella, Alphan|
|Issue Date: ||23-Aug-2013|
|Publisher: ||University of Sydney|
Faculty of Pharmacy
|Abstract: ||The efficacy and safety of paediatric cough and cold medicines have come under intense scrutiny in several countries including Australia. After issuing the 2009 advisory against the use of cough and cold medicines in children under 2 years, on September 1, 2012, the labelling of cough and cold medicines in children assumed a new status in Australia restricting their use in children less than six years of age. However, no study was conducted in Australia to evaluate the opinion and behaviour of pharmacists regarding this new advisory.
This study consisted of a web-based questionnaire sent to members of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia evaluating their behaviour towards the regulatory advisories against the use of cough and cold medicines in children below the age of six years and focused on knowledge, belief and comfort in recommending these medicines for children in this age range.
The majority of pharmacists in this study reported that they use alternative strategies to cough cold medicines when handling request for children with minor ailments in line with current recommendations. Many pharmacists however do perceive these medicines to be safe and effective which could lead to conflicts in their beliefs and the current guidelines surrounding product supply.|
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|Type of Work: ||Masters Thesis|
|Type of Publication: ||Master of Philosophy M.Phil|
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