What does PRUD stand for?
PRUD stands for Promoting Rational Use of Drugs
This definition appears very rarely
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Together with EDL, STG is a very important tool for promoting rational use of drugs.
Beyond the need to access essential drugs, promoting the rational use of drugs is the second objective of Pharmaciens Sans Frontières (PSF). Different activities of information and training intended for prescribers are crucially needed.
Patients are encouraged to always obtain advice from healthcare professionals to interpret symptoms of an illness and the appropriate remedy thus helping patients to adhere to treatment through effective and widely available enhancing flow of knowledge and information regarding rational use of drugs. CAUSES OF IRRATIONAL USES OF DRUGS There are various causes of irrational uses of drugs. some common casuese are mentioned below: ? Polypharmacy ? Inappropriate of antibiotics ? Over of drugs /misuse/under use ? Failure to prescribe in accordance with clinical guidelines ? Self medication ? Non-adherence of dosing regimens ? Lack of information ? Faulty and inadequate training and education medical graduates ? Poor communication between health professionals and patients IMPROVEMENT OF RATIONAL DRUG OF DRUGS Medicines (drugs) cannot be used rationally unless every one involved directly or indirectly in health care profession takes pains in objective information about the drug they prescribe and recommend the patient. The pre-requisites of rational drug use which include critical assessment & evaluation of benefits risk of drug used and comparing the advantages, disadvantages, safety & cost of the drug with existing drug for some indication. So in order to promote the rational drug use there must be availability of objective information & of continuing education & training in pharmacology, well organized drug regulatory authority & supply of drugs, presence of large number of drugs in the market & the lucrative methods of promotion of drugs employed by pharmaceutical industries etc; So in the health care profession physician and pharmacist can play a key role in promoting the rational use of drugs.
3. CommunicationStrategies: Providing regular updates to the mediaon positive messages for RUM; highlighting consequences ofirrational drug use such as deaths from resistant organisms;naming and shaming activities promoting irrational drug.
Promoting Rational Drug Use in the Community - Overview of most common categories of problems concerning drug use. grocery stores and markets. from traditional healers. from friends and family.