Rational Use of Medicines in Relation to Pharmaceutical Supply System in District Hospitals of Dar es Salaam Region
Pharmaceutical management involves a set of practices aiming at ensuring timely availability and appropriate use of safe, effective and quality pharmaceuticals and services in any health care setting. Rational use of medicines is often associated with efficiency of pharmaceutical supply system that operates in the health care system. Pharmaceutical supply system involves planning and programming for pharmaceutical requirements, procurement, storage and distribution which are the necessary steps towards rational use of medicines.
Key words: Pharmaceutical management, pharmaceutical supply system, rational use of medicines