OTC medications: characteristics, dispensing and counseling.
Prevention and treatment of common illnesses.
OTC drugs from selected classes of medications: analgesics and
NSAIDs (local and general administration); drugs for the treatment of respiratory, allergic, gastro-intestinal and dermatological diseases.
OTC interactions with other drugs, foods, drinks.
Proper use and misuse.
OTC in the elderly, children, pregnancy and feeding.
The pharmacovigilance: definition, aims and perspectives.
Research and drug development: the pre-clinical and clinical studies. Methodologies of clinical trials, ethical and legal aspects.
Biometric concepts applied to clinical trial. Benefit, risk and harm: the absolute risk, relative risk, odds ratio, number needed to treat.
Meta-analysis of clinical trials.
Adverse drug reactions: definition, classification, monitoring
Pharmacogenetics and adverse drug reactions
International organizations and national system of pharmacovigilance