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Diagnosis of public programs focused on herbal medicines in Brazil.
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PMID:  21834244     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The present study is aimed to diagnose the current public programs focused on herbal medicines in Brazil by means of in loco visits to 10 programs selected by means of questionnaires sent to 124 municipalities that count on herbal medicine services. The main purpose of the implementation of program programs is related to the development of medicinal herbs. 70% of them are intended for the production of herbal medicines and 50% are aimed to ensure the access of the population to medicinal plants and or herbal medicines. The initiative of the implementation of these programs was related to the managers (60%). The difficulties in this implementation were due to the lack of funding (100%) of the programs. In 60% of the programs, the physicians did not adhere to herbal medicine services due to the lack of knowledge of the subject. Training courses were proposed (80%) to increase the adhesion of prescribers to the system. Some municipalities use information obtained from patients to assess the therapeutic efficiency of medicinal plants and herbal medicines. Of the programs underway, cultivation of medicinal plants was observed in 90% and 78% of them adopt quality control. In most programs, this control is not performed in accordance with the legal requirements. The programs focused on medicinal plants and herbal medicines implemented in Brazil face some chronic problems of infrastructure, management, operational capacity and self-sustainability, which can be directly related to the absence of a national policy on medicinal plants and herbal medicines.
Ely Eduardo Saranz Camargo; Mary Anne Medeiros Bandeira; Anselmo Gomes de Oliveira
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Natural product communications     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1934-578X     ISO Abbreviation:  Nat Prod Commun     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101477873     Medline TA:  Nat Prod Commun     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1001-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Programa de Pós-graduação em Ciências Farmacêuticas, Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas, Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho-Unesp, Rodovia Araraquara-Jai, km 01, 14801-902 Araraquara, SP, Brazil.
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