Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

pharmaceutical care

Interdisciplinary approach to the study of pharmaceutical care in the problem field of sociology of medicine

Year: 2017, volume 13 Issue: №2 Pages: 295-299
Heading: Sociology of Medicine Article type: Review
Authors: Smolina V.A., Novokreshchenova I.G.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University
Summary:

The review analyzes the modern studies of domestic and foreign authors dedicated to the definition of the category of pharmaceutical care and study of its role in maintaining the health of the population. Pharmaceutical care has social, cultural and historical conditionality and can be considered as one of the essential elements of the public health system. Formation of market relations in the Russian society contributed to significant changes in the population attitude to their health, the conversion of existing objective laws of functioning of public health (traditionally non-market sector), and the conditions of activities of medical organizations and specialists.

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Internet technologies in the provision of pharmaceutical care

Year: 2014, volume 10 Issue: №2 Pages: 322-326
Heading: Proceedings of all-Russia week of science with international participants Article type: Original article
Authors: Lobova E.D., Smolina V.A.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University
Summary:

Purpose: to study the use of Internet technologies in the provision of pharmaceutical care to the population and pharmacists' attitude to this problem. Material and Methods. Various interpretations of the term «Internet pharmacy» in the literature and regulations were studied by the method of content analysis, pharmacists' attitude to the online pharmacies was revealed by conducting surveys in Saratov and the Saratov region. Results. Current legislation restricts the remote drug sale, thus functioning of full-scale Internet pharmacies in the Russian Federation is not possible. Most pharmacists are not aware of the legitimacy of online pharmacies, legality of home and work delivery of drugs, purchased in the online pharmacy, and are not familiar with the existing documents regulating the activities of online pharmacies. Conclusion. The current situation with online pharmacies working in the Russian Federation produces difficulties in the control of online pharmacy activity and involves significant risks for consumers.

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