Africa seems to be ill-equipped in law, policy and practice, to provide its children with enough safeguards when they are adopted internationally," said the ACPF (http://www.
But adherence to these guidelines is not effectively enforced, and ACPF reveals that very few countries have entered into formal agreements to fully legitimize the adoption process.
In the short term, the ACPF recommendation for an effective, well-enforced legal framework could enable those adoptions to be processed more smoothly while limiting abuse of the system.
To date, the ACP and ACPF
have distributed more than 500,000 patient guides and more than 80,000 clinical care guides, both of which emphasize a team-based approach to diabetes care.
This is also an indication that MCAF and ACPF mediated their effects via the cholinergic and L-type calcium channel activation mechanisms.
However, the contractile effects of ACPF, and MCAF were mediated by stimulation of muscarinic, nicotinic receptors and activation Ca channel, since atropine, hexamethonium and nifedipine were able to antagonize the effects appreciably.
The enhancement of the effects of ACPF by hexamethonium, promethazine and chlorpheniramine in this study could be due to allosteric activation of the cholinergic receptors through which ACPF manifests its effect on the colon.
The UMS idea comes in response to a recently released evidence-based ACPF
white paper, "Improving Prescription Drug Container Labeling in the United States: A Health Literacy and Medication Safety Initiative," that describes problems with current medication labels and notes that poor patient understanding of labels is prevalent and a significant safety concern.
Last year, ACP and ACPF produced three educational tools for practicing internists, other health care professionals on clinical practice teams, and their patients:
To date, ACP and ACPF have distributed more than 500,000 patient guides and more than 80,000 clinical care guides.
and NLM program provides participating internists with a poster, bookmarks, and a supply of prescription pads on which they can write in a disease or condition and advise patients how to look up the information on MedlinePlus.