Virtual Conference
Pharma Conference 2022

Gerardo Abraham Fridman

University of Buenos Aires , Argentina

Title: Use of Psychopharmaceuticals in the Argentine Northeast Region during the decade of 2004-2013


Objective: To evaluate and try to find an explication of the mode of psychotropics prescriptions in the northeast region of Argentina from 2004 to 2013, expressed as defined daily doses (DDDs), comparing with other regions.

Methods: Data were collected from drug providers that supply the different pharmaceutical specialties.

Results: During this period 3,949,797 DDDs of pharmaceutical specialties were distributed in the following order: 2,662,953 DDDs correspond to anxiolytics; 915,956 DDDs to antidepressants and 370,888 antipsychotics.

Conclusions: This work shows the evolution and comparison of the kind of drugs that were prescribed for mental health in a decade, tending to the prescription of more modern molecules.


Gerardo Abraham Fridman completed his doctor degree from the Buenos Aires University(2011). He is a member of the Subcommittee of Official Pharmacy of the Permanent Commission of Argentine National Pharmacopoeia VII Edition(2002). He is a member of the National Committee for Professional Certification and Recertification. Argentine Pharmaceutical Confederation(2003). He is a member of the Expert Committee for the Certification of Pharmacy Specialties(2019). He is the deputy director of the Career of Specialization in Community Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Care. School of Pharmacy and Biochemistry of the University of Buenos Aires(2020). He is an external evaluator: Call for Projects UNCAUS 2021 (Start 2022). UNCAUS-SICYT (Secretary for Research, Science and Technology). University of Chaco Austral, Sanez Peña, november 30th, 2021.