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The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has a long and proud history of achievement. It began as a department in the Faculty of Medicine on April 13, 1914. The Faculty annually admits 130 students who have satisfied prerequisite requirements (1 year minimum) into the BSc in pharmacy program and currently has about 60 graduate students. There are about 40 teaching and research faculty members. Our students excel nationally and have received the Burbidge Award for the highest combined score on the national Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada exam in 2005, 2009, and 2010.
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  1. THE RISK OF GETTING ANTI-TUBERCULOSIS DRUGS AS OVER THE COUNTER DRUGS

    Title: THE RISK OF GETTING ANTI-TUBERCULOSIS DRUGS AS OVER THE COUNTER DRUGS
    Creator: EL‐Ghazouly, Karim M.
    Description: often ineffective in controlling tuberculosis among patients who use illicit drugs1. The occurrence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis is increasing in many parts of the world. Resistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. Tuberculosis) to Anti-tuberculosis drugs is man-made. In Egypt, private pharmacies constitute an important part of the private healthcare sector where some Anti-tuberculosis drugs dispensed without prescriptions. With such malpractice emergence of serious types of M. tuberculosis- resistant strains is highly likely to occur. Methods: Surveys of a random sample of 78 pharmacies in Alexandria and Behira for Anti-tuberculosis drugs were included in our study. These pharmacies were divided into hospital pharmacies, pharmacies in rural areas and pharmacies in urban areas. Questionnaires were given to these pharmacies, and interviews were carried out based on a structured questionnaire. Results: It was found that 90.8% of the pharmacies enrolled in this study hold in their inventoryAnti-tuberculosis drugs; however, 77% of them dispense these drugs without prescription, while 15.4% advice the patient about their risks. Nevertheless, 20% only ask the patient why they take these drugs Conclusion: Awareness to patient taking Anti-tuberculosis drugs about their risk is of paramount importance, meanwhile; awareness to pharmacists dispensing these drugs about their risk. Imposing a penalty on pharmacists dispensing Anti-tuberculosis drugs without prescription. Limiting the dispensing of these drugs to hospitals curing tuberculosis . encouraging pharmacists to counsel the patient asking for these drugs, are all viable options.
    Subjects: OTC Drugs, Tuberculosi, Rifambicin
    Date Created: 2011
  2. Journal Articles (Pharmacy)

    Title: Journal Articles (Pharmacy)
    Creator: ERA Administrator
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  3. Exploration of Pharmacy Student Use of Mobile Technologies

    Title: Exploration of Pharmacy Student Use of Mobile Technologies
    Creator: Hwang, Christina
    Description: All undergraduate Pharmacy students at the University of Alberta participated in a survey study that investigated students’ ownership and use of mobile technologies, as well as students’ willingness to use personal mobile devices during interactive classroom activities. This poster presents a snapshot of the results.
    Subjects: Mobile learning, U of A Pharmacy students
    Date Created: 2011/05/25