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Role of medicines of unknown identity in adverse drug reaction-related hospitalizations in developing countries: Evidence from a cross-sectional study in a teaching hospital in the Lao People's Democratic Republic.

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The health dangers of medicines of unknown identity (MUIs) [loose pharmaceutical units repackaged in individual bags without labelling of their identity] have been suspected in L/MICs. Using visual and analytical tools to identify MUIs, we investigated the frequency of, and factors associated with, adverse drug reaction (ADR)- related hospitalizations in a central hospital in Vientiane Capital, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR).

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Peer reviewed
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10.1007/s40264-017-0544-z

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Oxford, MSD, NDM, Tropical Medicine
Sichanh, C More by this author
Assemat, G More by this author
Malet-Martino, M More by this author
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Pierre Fabre Foundation More from this funder
L’Oreal Foundation-Unesco More from this funder
French Ministry of Superior Education and Research More from this funder
French National Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products More from this funder
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Springer Publisher's website
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Drug Safety Journal website
Publication date:
2017-05-05
Acceptance date:
2017-05-02
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EISSN:
1179-1942
ISSN:
0114-5916
Pubs id:
pubs:697786
URN:
uri:4444b8ef-2d85-4ef4-85dd-3d128c90c05a
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uuid:4444b8ef-2d85-4ef4-85dd-3d128c90c05a
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pubs:697786
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English
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