Initiation of social pharmacy research in Nepal: our experiences
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Nepal experiences several medicine-use problems like any other developing country. In the recent years, there have been initiatives to introduce the concept of social pharmacy in Nepal, and there has been only a limited research in this area. The staff members at the Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara have shown keen interest in initiating several social pharmacy-related researches in the country. The members of this institute have been collaborating with two international universities, namely Universiti Sains Malaysia located in Malaysia and Chulalongkorn University located in Thailand, to get academic and technical supports. In this manuscript, the authors share their experiences in initiating social pharmacy research in the country. Authors have also mentioned the priority areas of social pharmacy research in Nepal and the importance of initiating this concept in the country.
KeywordsDrug-use problems Drug utilization Nepal Social pharmacy
Authors acknowledge Mr. Saval Khanal from the Discipline of Social and Administrative Pharmacy at School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, for reviewing the initial version of the manuscript and suggesting modifications.
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