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The Distribution of Expired Medicines in Impoverished Communities

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003801/00001

Material Information

Title: The Distribution of Expired Medicines in Impoverished Communities
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Jourdan, Megan
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2007
Publication Date: 2007

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Expiration Dates
Medicine
Pharmaceutical
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: The distribution of expired medicines to eatients is illegal in both the United States and Mexico, but has recently been observed in both countries where doctors are giving free, expired medicine to patients who can otherwise not afford any. Unfortunately, doctors and patients have little access to scientific research concerning the potency of these medicines and are thus distributing the medicines without guidelines. Concurrently, the United States Military is running the Shelf Life Extension Program, contracting the Food and Drug Administration to conduct stability tests on stockpiles of medicine to determine if the expiration dates are extendable. Many medicines, such as the essential antibiotic Ciprofloxacin, have been found to be extendable at least 10 years past the expiration date otherwise determined by the pharmaceutical company. The entirety of this information has not been released to the public, but that which has indicates that if medicines are kept in their recommended storage conditions, are in solid form, and do not have a small therapeutic index, they may retain their potency past their expiration date. The release of the total information found by the SLEP program could aid in the safe usage of expired medicines, especially in impoverished communities where such medicines are currently being distributed.
Statement of Responsibility: by Megan Jourdan
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2007
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Gilchrist, Sandra

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2007 J8
System ID: NCFE003801:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003801/00001

Material Information

Title: The Distribution of Expired Medicines in Impoverished Communities
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Jourdan, Megan
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2007
Publication Date: 2007

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Expiration Dates
Medicine
Pharmaceutical
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: The distribution of expired medicines to eatients is illegal in both the United States and Mexico, but has recently been observed in both countries where doctors are giving free, expired medicine to patients who can otherwise not afford any. Unfortunately, doctors and patients have little access to scientific research concerning the potency of these medicines and are thus distributing the medicines without guidelines. Concurrently, the United States Military is running the Shelf Life Extension Program, contracting the Food and Drug Administration to conduct stability tests on stockpiles of medicine to determine if the expiration dates are extendable. Many medicines, such as the essential antibiotic Ciprofloxacin, have been found to be extendable at least 10 years past the expiration date otherwise determined by the pharmaceutical company. The entirety of this information has not been released to the public, but that which has indicates that if medicines are kept in their recommended storage conditions, are in solid form, and do not have a small therapeutic index, they may retain their potency past their expiration date. The release of the total information found by the SLEP program could aid in the safe usage of expired medicines, especially in impoverished communities where such medicines are currently being distributed.
Statement of Responsibility: by Megan Jourdan
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2007
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Gilchrist, Sandra

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2007 J8
System ID: NCFE003801:00001

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