医療薬学
Online ISSN : 1882-1499
Print ISSN : 1346-342X
ISSN-L : 1346-342X
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被災地における医薬品供給環境の比較研究と,薬剤師による支援活動の在り方についての考察
―熊本地震被災地である南阿蘇村における薬剤師支援活動の検証―
稲葉 一郎天方 奉子
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2020 年 46 巻 12 号 p. 692-707

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Background: After the Kumamoto earthquake in April 2016, a temporary dispensing station and a mobile pharmacy (MP) received post-disaster prescriptions in Minamiaso village, which was isolated following obstructed traffic.

Methods: In total, 114 pharmacists supported the temporary dispensing station and MP. In 2017, 75% of them responded to our questionnaire.

Results: The underdeveloped temporary dispensing station was utilized for 13 days, while the MP, which had the necessary facilities, was operated for 43 days. Although a community pharmacy is unable to receive post-disaster prescriptions, the community pharmacy in Minamiaso handled some prescriptions owing to the limited availability of drugs. The drugs prescribed in the temporary clinic were mainly analgesics, cold medicines, gastrointestinal drugs, antihypertensive drugs, and sleeping pills. In contrast, the community pharmacy, and later, the MP, frequently received prescriptions related to chronic diseases. The remaining drugs at the MP were discarded. According to the responses to the questionnaire, pharmacists prepared medications, provided medication-related guidance, substituted drugs, and wrote prescriptions for medical doctors based on the patient’s drug history handbook/medication. Many pharmacists vocalized the need for maintaining an economical system to handle post-disaster prescriptions in community pharmacies as the amount of discarded drugs generated by support activities was high.

Conclusion: In preparation for large-scale disasters, we will establish a drug supply method in the affected areas by utilizing MPs and community pharmacies, supporting the issuance of post-disaster prescriptions, etc. Furthermore, we must discuss how to support and prevent the collapse of medical services in disaster-stricken areas.

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