Portuguese Guidelines born out of US independent academic materials: A cross-Atlantic collaboration to improve rational prescribing in Portugal during an economic crisis context

D. Silverio Rodrigues, P. Caetano, B. Heleno, D. Pinto, E. Monteiro & I. Santos
Background: The May 2011 memorandum of understanding concerning a 78 Billion € loan to Portugal, led by the International Monetary Fund, demanded the 'Establishment of clear rules for prescription of drugs on the basis of international prescription guidelines'. Producing guidelines [for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]