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Five Year Follow-up of Patients Treated with Imatinib Mesylate for Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia in Trinidad and Tobago

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298–302
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The delivery of quality pharmacy services is thought to be important by virtue of its influence on patient’s satisfaction and hence better patient compliance/adherence. This study explores the relationship between patient’s satisfaction with pharmacy services and control of selected chronic diseases. General Hospital is presented. Efficacy, safety and tolerability seem comparable to that reported in developed countries.

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Objective: Data on the use of Imatinib (IM) in developing countries remain limited. A retrospective study was done to assess the efficacy and toxicity of IM in treating chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) in Trinidad and Tobago.

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e-Published: 31 Jan, 2014

Drug-herb Interaction: Database of Medicinal Plants of the Caribbean, their Indications, Toxicities and Possible Interactions with Conventional Medication

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503–8
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West Indian Drug-herb Interaction Database 0.06 is a comprehensive database of the popular medicinal plants in the Caribbean and is intended to be utilized by primary care physicians and pharmacists. It might mitigate adverse drug reactions resulting from drug-herb interactions. It also provides details on the plants’ locations, preparation, bioactive ingredients, indications, toxic effects and indications.
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Objective: Healthcare professionals in the Caribbean today know very little about these drug-herb interactions of the popular West Indian medicinal herb practices linked to the immigrants from West Africa and India, and to the indigenous Amerindians. It is the intent of this project to produce a database which comprehensively summarizes indications and possible drug-herb interactions of these
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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013

Cancer Treatment: The Cost Factor

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.080
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766–70
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The incidence of cancer has risen in the Caribbean, and so has the cost of treating this disease. The author examines colon cancer and the cost of caring for patients with this.

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26 Mar, 2014
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e-Published: 29 Aug, 2014
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