The misuse of medicinal products
Abuse of medicinal products is defined as the persistent or intermittent excessive use of medicines that is accompanied by adverse physical or psychological effects. It has become one of the leading public-health problems of far-reaching consequences for the population.
People expose themselves to the dangers of substance abuse when they take medicinal products in the following manner: use without medical justification, use of medicinal products prescribed to other people, overdose and incorrect/improper manner of use.
Abuse of certain addictive substances, including medicines, is a consequence of modern times that presents an ever-increasing problem. On the other hand, the black market for pharmaceuticals, which expands each year, makes medicinal products more accessible with a large number of them being available online. Pharmaceuticals that are often abused, such as stimulants, opioids, barbiturates and benzodiazepines, are of insufficient quality or counterfeit. Such products are abused, creating habitual use that leads to addiction.
The abuse of medicinal products is also considerably widespread among young people: cases where individuals risk their own lives by using certain medicines, most often to improve cognitive functions, are not uncommon.
For the purpose of reducing abuse and deliberate improper use of medicines, effective measures have to be established. Particularly important is the quality of communication about the safety of medication use, user education regarding treatment methods and administration purposes, as well as the possible side effects of medicinal products.
In the near future, it would be desirable to take necessary measures that would, along with pharmacovigilance activities, lead to a reduction in the abuse of medicinal products, including the consequences that could arise due to their improper use.
Ana Bolonja, MSc / Senior Pharmacovigilance Associate
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Full company name
Short company name
Marti Farm Ltd. Trade and Services
Marti Farm Ltd.
Lašćinska cesta 40, HR-10000 Zagreb
Planinska ulica 13/2, HR-10000 Zagreb
a limited liability company
Commercial Court of Zagreb
HRK 20,000.00 (paid in its entirety)
Martina Diminić Smetiško, director of the
company (Representing the company
individually and independently, Responsible
person for data protection)
HR3623600001102197724 (Zagrebačka banka)
HR4324020061100628669 (Erste banka)
Full company name: Marti Farm Ltd. Trade and Services
Short company name: Marti Farm Ltd.
Headquarters: Lašćinska cesta 40, HR-10000 Zagreb
Office: Planinska ulica 13/2, HR-10000 Zagreb
Legal form: a limited liability company
Court register: Commercial Court of Zagreb
Registration number: 080751121
Share capital: HRK 20,000.00 (paid in its entirety)
Authorized representative: Martina Diminić Smetiško, director of the company (Representing the company individually and independently, Responsible person for data protection)
Bank account: HR3623600001102197724 (Zagrebačka banka), HR4324020061100628669 (Erste banka)