products and drugs awareness is a serious menace to the society in the
world especially in developing countries and resulting in serious social
and health implications. Various national and international
organizations all over the world reiterate the commitment to provide the
awareness and literate the people about the right use of medicines. The
facts and figures shows a estimate; nearly 200 million people are using
illicit drugs such as cocaine, cannabis, opiates and hallucinogens all
over the world and 200000 people kills every year.
The problem is increasing in Pakistan because of smuggling and
substandard drugs trade and lack of awareness among people to choose
right products because markets are rushed with substandard medicines in
Pakistan. Because it is a real and massive, and needs forceful response
with allocation of proper resources, public awareness campaigns and
enforcement of clear policies regarding right use of medicines.
Especially in poor and developing countries practitioners do not contain
dosage instructions to the patients Moreover, some of them simply
prescribe antibiotics to their patients without being fully informed
themselves. Policies are not inclusive, surveillance systems of
pharmaceutical industry are very weak and mechanism to check the quality
or supply of medicines is inadequate.
To promote the "Rational use of medication" and "Essential drugs
concept" in Pakistan TheNetwork advocate for universal availability,
affordability, good quality and safe use of medicines and promote
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