Drug Safety in Developing Countries

Drug Safety in Developing Countries

Achievements and Challenges

1st Edition - June 3, 2020

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  • Editor: Yaser Al-Worafi
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128204122
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128198377

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Drug Safety in Developing Countries: Achievements and Challenges provides comprehensive information on drug safety issues in developing countries. Drug safety practice in developing countries varies substantially from country to country. This can lead to a rise in adverse reactions and a lack of reporting can exasperate the situation and lead to negative medical outcomes. This book documents the history and development of drug safety systems, pharmacovigilance centers and activities in developing countries, describing their current situation and achievements of drug safety practice. Further, using extensive case studies, the book addresses the challenges of drug safety in developing countries.

Key Features

  • Provides a single resource for educators, professionals, researchers, policymakers, organizations and other readers with comprehensive information and a guide on drug safety related issues
  • Describes current achievements of drug safety practice in developing countries
  • Addresses the challenges of drug safety in developing countries
  • Provides recommendations, including practical ways to implement strategies and overcome challenges surrounding drug safety


Researchers and advanced students in biomedical sciences, cell biology, physiology, pathology and pharmacology. Clinicians and pathologists interested in tissue barrier diseases

Table of Contents

  • Section 1 Drug safety-related issues
    1. Introduction: Why do we need a book on drug safety in developing countries?
    2. Medications safety-related terminology
    3. Medications registration and marketing: safety-related issues
    4. Pharmacovigilance
    5. Adverse drug reactions
    6. Medication errors
    7. Self-medication
    8. Antibiotics safety issue
    9. Drug-related problems
    10. Counterfeit and substandard medications
    11. Medication abuse and misuse
    12. Storage and disposal of medications
    13. Safety of medications in special population
    14. Herbal medicines safety issues
    15. Medications safety resources and tools
    16. Medications safety pharmacoeconomics-related issues
    17. Evidence-based medications safety practice
    18. Technology in medications safety
    19. Medications safety research issues
    20. Quality indicators for medications safety

    Section 2: Drug Safety in Asia
    21. Drug safety in Malaysia
    22. Drug safety in Thailand
    23. Drug safety in Indonesia
    24. Drug safety in Pakistan
    25. Drug safety in India
    26. Drug safety in Nepal
    27. Drug safety in Sri Lanka
    28. Drug Safety in China

    Section 3: Drug Safety in Middle East
    29. Drug safety in Yemen
    30. Drug safety in Saudi Arabia
    31. Drug safety in UAE
    32. Drug safety in Jordan
    33. Drug safety in Lebanon
    34. Drug safety in Palestine
    35. Drug safety in Qatar

    Section 4: Drug Safety in Africa
    36. Drug safety in Sudan
    37. Drug safety in Egypt
    38. Drug safety in Nigeria
    39. Drug safety in Mali
    40. Drug safety in Burkina Faso

    Section 5: Drug Safety in Latin America
    41. Drug safety in Chile

    Section 6: Comparisons and conclusions
    42. Compare between the developing countries
    43. Drug Safety in Developing Versus Developed countries

Product details

  • No. of pages: 686
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: June 3, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128204122
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128198377

About the Editor

Yaser Al-Worafi

Prof. Yaser Mohammed Al-Worafi is a Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the College of Pharmacy, University of Science and Technology of Fujairah, UAE (Previously known as Ajman University). He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Pharmacy (BPharm) from Sana’a University, Yemen and obtained a Master and PhD degree in Clinical Pharmacy from the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia. He has more than 20 years experience in education, practice and research in Yemen, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Malaysia. He has held various academic and professional positions including Deputy Dean for Medical Sciences College; PharmD program director, Head of Clinical Pharmacy/Pharmacy Practice department; Head of Teaching & learning committee, Head of Training Committee, head of the curriculum committee and other committees. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed papers in international journals, and book chapters and edited more than 10 books by Elsevier, Springer, Taylors & Francis, USA. Prof.Yaser has supervised/co-supervised many PhD, Master, PharmD and B-Pharm students. He is a reviewer for eight recognized international peer-reviewed journals. Prof. Yaser prepared, designed, and wrote many pharmacy programs for many universities including Master of Clinical Pharmacy/Pharmacy Practice program; PharmD program and BPharm program; internship/clerkships for Master, PharmD and BPharm programs; more than 30 courses related to Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmacy Practice, Social Pharmacy and Patients care.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, University of Science and Technology of Fujairah, Fujairah, United Arab Emirates; Deputy Dean and Professor, College of Medical Sciences, Azal University for Human Development, Sana’a, Yemen.

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