Sources of information on medicines: a comparation between Romania and other European countries

Authors

  • Octavia SABIN Pharmacology, Toxicology and Clinical Pharmacology Department, Iuliu Haţieganu Medicine and Pharmacology University Cluj-Napoca, Marinescu Str., no. 23, 400337 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Ioana Corina BOCŞAN Pharmacology, Toxicology and Clinical Pharmacology Department, Iuliu Haţieganu Medicine and Pharmacology University Cluj-Napoca, Marinescu Str., no. 23, 400337 Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Keywords:

Drugs Mobile App, Patient Leaflet, Summary of Product Characteristics, Medicines Digital Sources

Abstract

Doctors are required to discriminate between different types of online information sources. The official source of information on medicines in Romania is the Nomenclatorul medicamentelor published online by the National Agency for Medicines and Medical Devices. In addition, there are several commercial mobile applications and websites that assume the role of informing doctors or patients, but the accuracy of the information, the frequency of updates, the degree of objectivity and independence from the pharmaceutical industry of these media are not well determined. As a starting point, a review of existing digital sources of information on medicines in Romania and other European countries is made. Principles as to how digital sources can be used are needed to provide clarity to healthcare professionals, patients and medicines regulators.

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Published

14.09.2019

How to Cite

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SABIN O, BOCŞAN IC. Sources of information on medicines: a comparation between Romania and other European countries. Appl Med Inform [Internet]. 2019 Sep. 14 [cited 2024 May 28];41(Suppl. 1):27. Available from: https://ami.info.umfcluj.ro/index.php/AMI/article/view/725

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Special Issue - RoMedINF