Irrational prescribing: myths and facts
According to WHO, irrational prescribing is a disease which is difficult to treat but prevention is possible. There are many factors which contributes for this irrational prescribing like patient factors, practitioners/doctor factors, influence from pharmaceutical industry or combination of all.
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