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Title: Impact of health legislation on the sale of anorectics in a city in the Amazon region
Other Titles: Impacto da legislação sanitária na comercialização de anorexígenos em uma cidade da Amazônia
metadata.dc.creator: CASTRO, Luana Valéria da Silva
TEIXEIRA, Francisco Martins
VIEIRA, José Ricardo dos Santos
MAIA, Cristiane do Socorro Ferraz
Keywords: Anorexígenos
Vigilância sanitária
Anorectic drugs
Health surveillance
Issue Date: Jun-2012
Publisher: Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia
Citation: CASTRO, Luana Valéria da Silva et al. Impact of health legislation on the sale of anorectics in a city in the Amazon region. Acta Amazonica, Manaus, v. 42, n. 2, p. 215-220, June 2012. DOI: Disponível em: Acesso em:.
Abstract: OBJECTIVES: The International Narcotics Control Board released its 2005 annual report, highlighting the Brazil population as one of the largest consumers of anorectics. In Brazil, the National Health Surveillance Agency issued the resolution RDC 58/2007 in order to control the prescription and sale of such drugs. In Belém, the biggest city in the Brazilian Amazon region, this resolution came into force in 2008, leading to inspections of drugstores and magistral pharmacies. The aim of this work was to evaluate the consumption of psychotropic anorectic drugs and the impact of RDC 58/2007 on the prescription and dispensing of anorectics in drugstores and magistral pharmacies in Belém. METHODOLOGY: A retrospective quantitative and descriptive study was conducted of records from the Municipal Department of Health Surveillance of Belém, for 2005 to 2008. The differences in findings were regarded significant when p < 0.05. RESULTS: A total of 1,641 balance sheets of drugstores and magistral pharmacies were analyzed. Amfepramone was the most dispensed medication, followed by fenproporex and mazindol. The highest consumption of anorectics occurred in magistral pharmacies. In 2008, there was a significant reduction in dispensing of anorectics, in drugstores as well as in magistral pharmacies. CONCLUSIONS: This study showed that there was a decrease in the dispensing of anorectics after RDC 58/2007 came into force, and that the magistral pharmacies dispensed more of these drugs. This resolution is a remarkable tool in health control, where it is of great benefit to public health and contributes substantially to the rational use of medicines in Brazil.
ISSN: 1809-4392
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