MEDUP – Medicine use & Pharmaceutical policy
MEDUP is a research group and a network for people who do research on medicine use and pharmaceutical policy. Research areas of interest are which medicines are used by different population groups, how they are used, outcomes of use, and factors affecting use at the individual and societal level.
Prescribing and use of medicines is largely influenced by policies that regulate availability and accessibility of medicines, which makes it important to study both the positive and negative effects of policies from different perspectives.
The field of science is social pharmacy, a multidisciplinary field, and the research is based on different perspectives: users / patients, professions, populations and society. The research group has an interest in and competence in both quantitative and qualitative research methods.