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To sell or not to sell; the differences between regulatory and community demands regarding access to antibiotics in rural Ghana

Abstract:
Background In Ghana, there is extensive over-the-counter dispensing of antibiotics, resulting in high levels of inappropriate use, and an increase in antibiotic resistance. Regulations prevent Licenced Chemical Sellers (LCS, Over-the-Counter Medicine Sellers) from selling antibiotics other than Cotrimoxazole. In practice, however, these sellers sell a variety of antibiotics. This paper aims to provide insight into the differences between regulatory and community demands on th... Expand abstract
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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1186/s40545-018-0158-6

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0000-0002-3355-411X
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0000-0002-4818-3497
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BioMed Central
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Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice More from this journal
Volume:
11
Issue:
1
Article number:
30
Publication date:
2018-12-14
Acceptance date:
2018-11-16
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2052-3211
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30564369
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English
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955051
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pubs:955051
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2021-07-06

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