Pharmacon 2007 European Congress on Future of Pharmacy New Technologies and Trends in Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Industry an...
Total  Non Prescription Bound Prescription Bound * * prescription necessary by law  to receive a product  Prescribed by a ...
STUDY ON EUROPEAN CONSUMER ATTITUDES ON SELF MEDICATION PRODUCTS PURCHASED AT PHARMACIES
The general  objective of the research  was to better understand self-medication behaviour at European pharmacies covering...
20 pharmacies (urban/suburb) in each of 6 European countries were selected for the study. IPSOS staff interviewed, by pen ...
12 % 83 % 5  % To buy a medicine on prescription Buy a product without prescription Or to buy the product purchased Other ...
And where did you get information about this product ? <ul><li>46 % of people said that they were influenced through the a...
Pharmacy advice   No Yes Yes, requested No advice Yes, but n ot  requested Did you explain your health problem to the Phar...
Why didn’t you ask the pharmacist for advice ? <ul><li>61% of those people who had not requested / received advice had alw...
Of no use Of little use Somewhat useful Quite useful Very useful TOTAL To what extent do you consider the Pharmacist advic...
NET COUNT  (Multiple Answer)  When you do ask advice about the product that you have purchased from the Pharmacist, what d...
Are there products that are currently only available on prescription that you would like to be able to buy without the nee...
Cooperation with Pharmacists PGEU = Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union, umbrella organisation of Community  pharma...
Cooperation with Medical Doctors CPME = Comité Permanent des Médecins Européens / Standing Committee of European Doctors, ...
European Commission  <ul><li>“ I can assure you of our commitment to the successful future of the self-medication sector. ...
UK Government policy is to  encourage self-care <ul><li>More medicines to move non-prescription  </li></ul><ul><li>People ...
Switches in the spotlight <ul><li>Simvastatin </li></ul><ul><li>Orlistat  </li></ul><ul><li>Chloramphenicol </li></ul><ul>...
Self-diagnosis + self-management <ul><li>Cold </li></ul><ul><li>Constipation </li></ul><ul><li>Diarrhoea </li></ul><ul><li...
THE ECONOMIC AND PUBLIC HEALTH VALUE OF SELF-MEDICATION   AESGP study on the Economic and Public Health Value of Self-Medi...
<ul><li>The future of self-medication  </li></ul><ul><li>is closely related to </li></ul><ul><li>the future of pharmacists...
Role of the pharmacist in self-care <ul><li>Guide customers </li></ul><ul><li>Recognised point of reference for all health...
Education and Training <ul><li>Universities should cover non-prescription medicines as a priority. This should include tra...
Pharmacy design <ul><li>The pharmacy needs to gain competitiveness through: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improvement of the pharm...
<ul><li>For the future </li></ul><ul><li>let’s continue to work together </li></ul><ul><li>to provide high quality </li></...
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  • Trigger Point – Self-medication: Patients in white coats

    1. 1. Pharmacon 2007 European Congress on Future of Pharmacy New Technologies and Trends in Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Industry and Education Dubrovnik – 26 May 2007 Trigger Point – Self-medication: Patients in white coats Dr Hubertus Cranz Director General Association of the European Self-Medication Industry (AESGP) 7, avenue de Tervuren – B-1040 Brussels – Belgium Tel: +32 2 735 51 30  Fax: +32 2 735 52 22  info@aesgp.be  www.aesgp.be
    2. 2. Total Non Prescription Bound Prescription Bound * * prescription necessary by law to receive a product Prescribed by a medical doctor Bought without Prescription Structure of the pharmaceutical market So called Semi- Ethicals Self-Medication
    3. 3. STUDY ON EUROPEAN CONSUMER ATTITUDES ON SELF MEDICATION PRODUCTS PURCHASED AT PHARMACIES
    4. 4. The general objective of the research was to better understand self-medication behaviour at European pharmacies covering 3 parameters : <ul><ul><li>1. Self-Medication medicines purchased at pharmacy, key influencers, people’s behaviour. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Pharmacy - customer relationships, role and perceptions of pharmacist’s advice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Self-Medication medicines and the people’s attitudes to availability, visibility </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. 20 pharmacies (urban/suburb) in each of 6 European countries were selected for the study. IPSOS staff interviewed, by pen and paper questionnaires, 1,268 people who purchased a self medication product as they exited those pharmacies: Sampling error at 9 5 % significance at total level E(1268)= +/- 2.8%; E( 2 00)=+/- 7 % in each country .
    6. 6. 12 % 83 % 5 % To buy a medicine on prescription Buy a product without prescription Or to buy the product purchased Other reason For people leaving the pharmacy with a self-medication medicine, what was the most important reason to go to the pharmacy ? <ul><li>83% of people went to the pharmacy with the specific intention to buy a self-medication product. </li></ul><ul><li>12% went to the pharmacy to buy a prescription product and also bought a self-medication product. </li></ul>
    7. 7. And where did you get information about this product ? <ul><li>46 % of people said that they were influenced through the advice of a Health care professional </li></ul><ul><li>8% said that advertising played a role. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Pharmacy advice No Yes Yes, requested No advice Yes, but n ot requested Did you explain your health problem to the Pharmacist ? <ul><li>71% of people did not explain their problem to the pharmacist when purchasing a self-medication product. </li></ul>When you bought this product, did you receive any advice ? <ul><li>67% of people who bought a self-med. product did not receive advice. </li></ul><ul><li>6% received advice without asking for it. </li></ul>Health problem explained
    9. 9. Why didn’t you ask the pharmacist for advice ? <ul><li>61% of those people who had not requested / received advice had always bought this brand / product. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Of no use Of little use Somewhat useful Quite useful Very useful TOTAL To what extent do you consider the Pharmacist advice useful ? <ul><li>65% of people consider Pharmacist advice very / quite useful. </li></ul><ul><li>Even when they do not explain their problem, 56% consider Pharmacist advice very / quite useful. </li></ul>Problem explained Problem not explained 89% 65% 56%
    11. 11. NET COUNT (Multiple Answer) When you do ask advice about the product that you have purchased from the Pharmacist, what do you ask about ? <ul><li>59 % of those who asked advice would like to understand whether the product is suitable for them while 41% are concerned about side effects. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Are there products that are currently only available on prescription that you would like to be able to buy without the need for a prescription? <ul><li>32% of self-medication purchasers would like to see more self-medication products available </li></ul><ul><li>Analgesics / anti-inflammatory products score highest </li></ul>
    13. 13. Cooperation with Pharmacists PGEU = Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union, umbrella organisation of Community pharmacists in Europe Update of the PGEU/AESGP Charter of Collaboration 2004 PGEU/AESGP Workshop “How appropriate presentation of non-prescription medicines enhances the role of the pharmacist” 2002 PGEU/AESGP Collaboration in TESEMED, an EU sponsored project on telematic systems for responsible self-medication in pharmacies 1998-2000 Joint symposium on the visibility of non-prescription medicines in pharmacies 1998 Joint meetings with the representation of medical doctors 1996 & 1997 First joint symposium PGEU/AESGP 1994 PGEU/AESGP Charter of Collaboration signed 1993
    14. 14. Cooperation with Medical Doctors CPME = Comité Permanent des Médecins Européens / Standing Committee of European Doctors, umbrella organisation of medical doctors in Europe Joint project with the World Medical Association: “From Patient to Self-Health Manager” 2006 Involvement of CPME in the AESGP study on new indications for self-medication and related information medicines 2001-2002 Joint brochure with CPME with the support of the European Commission 1997
    15. 15. European Commission <ul><li>“ I can assure you of our commitment to the successful future of the self-medication sector. This is not just desirable, but essential to achieving our public health and industrial objectives.” </li></ul><ul><li>Günter Verheugen </li></ul><ul><li>Vice-President of the European Commission </li></ul><ul><li>AESGP 42 nd Annual Meeting on 9 June 2006 in Athens </li></ul>
    16. 16. UK Government policy is to encourage self-care <ul><li>More medicines to move non-prescription </li></ul><ul><li>People to manage chronic conditions with the help of health professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Investment in processes and IT to make it happen </li></ul>
    17. 17. Switches in the spotlight <ul><li>Simvastatin </li></ul><ul><li>Orlistat </li></ul><ul><li>Chloramphenicol </li></ul><ul><li>Triptans </li></ul><ul><li>“ Plan B” </li></ul>
    18. 18. Self-diagnosis + self-management <ul><li>Cold </li></ul><ul><li>Constipation </li></ul><ul><li>Diarrhoea </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency contraception </li></ul><ul><li>Erectile dysfunction </li></ul><ul><li>Fever </li></ul><ul><li>Arthritic pain </li></ul><ul><li>Cholesterol lowering/lipid control </li></ul><ul><li>Dermatitis/eczema </li></ul><ul><li>Hayfever treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Male pattern baldness </li></ul>Doctor consultation + other health professional advice + patient self-management (with/without medical device) Recurrent / Semi-chronic condition Short term use / Acute condition <ul><li>Indigestion/heartburn </li></ul><ul><li>Mild/moderate pain </li></ul><ul><li>Minor cuts and bruises </li></ul><ul><li>Smoking cessation </li></ul><ul><li>Topical bacterial infections </li></ul><ul><li>Bacterial conjunctivitis </li></ul><ul><li>Cystitis </li></ul><ul><li>Lower urinary tract infections </li></ul><ul><li>Vaginal thrush </li></ul><ul><li>Obesity </li></ul><ul><li>Oral contraception </li></ul><ul><li>Osteoporosis prophylaxis </li></ul><ul><li>Psoriasis (mild) </li></ul><ul><li>Rheumatism </li></ul><ul><li>Venous leg ulcers </li></ul><ul><li>Asthma </li></ul><ul><li>Benign prostatic hypertrophy </li></ul><ul><li>Chronic insomnia </li></ul><ul><li>Incontinence </li></ul><ul><li>Migraine </li></ul>Long term use/ Chronic condition Source: AESGP study on new indications and related information needs carried out for DG SANCO of the European Commission-January 2002
    19. 19. THE ECONOMIC AND PUBLIC HEALTH VALUE OF SELF-MEDICATION AESGP study on the Economic and Public Health Value of Self-Medication http://www.aesgp.be/ephv/2004study.pdf
    20. 20. <ul><li>The future of self-medication </li></ul><ul><li>is closely related to </li></ul><ul><li>the future of pharmacists </li></ul>
    21. 21. Role of the pharmacist in self-care <ul><li>Guide customers </li></ul><ul><li>Recognised point of reference for all health issues </li></ul><ul><li>Assist citizens by providing basic information at the time of dispensing </li></ul>
    22. 22. Education and Training <ul><li>Universities should cover non-prescription medicines as a priority. This should include training on communication and counselling. </li></ul><ul><li>Through continuing professional development, pharmacists should update their scientific knowledge but also improve their communication skills </li></ul>
    23. 23. Pharmacy design <ul><li>The pharmacy needs to gain competitiveness through: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improvement of the pharmacy lay-out </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good visibility and presentation of medicines with the objective of stimulating debate on available treatment options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Making use of category management (manage shelf space effectively) </li></ul></ul>
    24. 24. <ul><li>For the future </li></ul><ul><li>let’s continue to work together </li></ul><ul><li>to provide high quality </li></ul><ul><li>services and products </li></ul>

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