The provision of prescription only medicines for use on United Kingdom based overseas expeditions
Expedition teams without accompanying medical professionals traveling overseas from the United Kingdom frequently carry medical kits containing Prescription Only Medicines (POMs). Access to safe, basic POMs whilst on expedition is important, as the quality and availability of medicines in-country may not be acceptable and delay in treatment may be hazardous. At present there is no published guidance relating to drug acquisition and administration in these situations. In the UK, a number of different practices are currently in use, with uncertainty and medico-legal concerns currently hampering safe and efficient provision of POMs on overseas expeditions. A guideline is proposed for the management of prescription only medications in an expedition setting.
Royal Geographic Society collaboration
Citation : Moore, J.K. et al. (2017) The provision of prescription only medicines for use on United Kingdom based overseas expeditions. Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, 28 (3), pp. 219-224
Research Institute : Leicester Institute for Pharmaceutical Innovation - From Molecules to Practice (LIPI)
Peer Reviewed : Yes
- Leicester School of Pharmacy