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Therapeutic consultation centres are helpful in developing countries

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7331.236 (Published 26 January 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:236
  1. Albert Figueras, assistant professor (afs@icf.uab.es),
  2. Joan-Ramon Laporte, professor
  1. Departament de Farmacologia, Terapèutica i Toxicologia, Universitat Auto noma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

    EDITOR—The increasing global gap between rich and poor countries leads to inequalities in access to drugs and to the knowledge and skills needed for their rational use. It also leads to qualitatively different information needs.

    Therapeutic information on the management of HIV infection and AIDS flows at two separate levels: although some doctors debate about the potential benefits of new viral transmembrane protein blockers, others are wondering how to manage a patient with pneumocystis pneumonia because of insufficient financial resources to purchase co-trimoxazole. These people …

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