Improving pharmaceutical care for athletes A proposed assessment tool and useful resources

pharmacists often overlook athletes as patients who might benefit from trusted pharmaceutical advice. Many athletes are strongly motivated to seek techniques or substances to optimize performance. Any strategy to increase performance, from anabolic steroids to visualization techniques, can be referred to as an ergogenic aid., Most pertinent to pharmacists are the regulated pharmaceutical ergogenic aids, such as natural health products (NHPs) or supplements. A recent survey of college athletes indicated that 42% had used supplements within the previous year. With high use, pharmaceutical support is required.

Autor / Fonte:Amy D Morris Canadian Pharmacists Journal: CPJ, Revue des Pharmaciens du Canada: RPC 2015, 148 (6): 305-307