Pseudoephedrine at international borders: advising the unwary traveller

Flaherty, Gerard T., Liew, Chee H., and Leggat, Peter A. (2019) Pseudoephedrine at international borders: advising the unwary traveller. Journal of Travel Medicine, 26 (1). Tay144.

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The recent growth in international tourism is predicted to continue into the next decade, reaching 1.8 billion international tourist arrivals by 2030. The hazards associated with the use and illegal transportation of recreational drugs of abuse have been discussed previously in this journal. An analysis of nearly 5000 travellers attending a travel health clinic determined that 32% were taking at least one medication for management of a chronic illness. The most frequently encountered medical condition in that study was hay fever, which was reported by nearly a quarter of travellers. It is unknown what proportion of travellers carry over-the-counter non-prescription medicines, including nasal decongestants, for personal use, but this is likely to be even greater given that travel health kits are frequently recommended in clinical practice.

Item ID: 58804
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1708-8305
Copyright Information: © International Society of Travel Medicine, 2018
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2019 22:26
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111716 Preventive Medicine @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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