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- Information technology (IT) and computers
- Science, medicine, engineering, etc.
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Junior doctor Dr Tawana prescribed Amphotericin by referring to an internet medicines manual and nurses Vongai Gondo and Catherine Kunasta made up the prescription without double checking.
A survey of internet medicine suppliers by the Trading Standards Institute found that many of those based in places as far-flung as Canada, India and Peru were distributing powerful medications with no advice about dosage or associated risks.
Doctor Ronan Boland, vice-chairman of the Irish Medical Organisation's family doctors committee said: "The problem with internet medicine is simple, you have no quality control and no guarantee you are getting what you pay for and there's no comeback.
The epidemic of so-called doctors to be found on the web these days, particularly sourced from the US, is internet medicine gone mad," says a Namibia specialist.
Advice about internet medicine ADVICE from the British Medical Association about internet medicine: Always seek a balanced view.
Dr Paul Cundy is chairman of the British Medical Association's GP information technology sub-committee, which last month issued the first set of UK guidelines on cyberchondria and Internet medicine in general.
Use of the Internet Medicine is moving into cyberspace.
Principal themes included: Access to health and medical information, trustworthiness, security and legal issues of online medical information, online health information and the consumer, and international cooperation in Internet medicine.