A framework for tracking the distribution of increasingly abused pharmaceutical medications

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Opani Aweh
Oniyide Alabi Bello
Jason Omemu


The purpose of this study is to identify a system for tracking the distribution of increasingly abused prescription drugs. The problems
identified in the study was the increase of prescribed drugs falling into the category of drugs that are frequently abused and this was as
a result of improper systems in place designed to track such drugs alongside normal drug distribution networks. The theories of drug
abuse highlight the propensity for the increased rate of drug abuse amongst individuals and why it has become imperative that a system
that will track such drugs be developed and must be dynamic to readily update new discoveries falling into the abuse category. The study
used the object-oriented design methodology to formulate designs for the system through eliciting information on the subject matter with
documents and literature of previous works, empirical investigations and personal interviews. The obtained knowledge was then used in
designing the proposed system requirements. Manual tests were carried out in units for each component’s functionality before the system
was tested as a single integrated unit. The study concludes with the development of a system that can meet the dynamic requirements for
tracking the distribution of drugs that are subject to drug abuse along with the distribution framework.

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Aweh, O., Bello, O. A., & Omemu, J. (2022). A framework for tracking the distribution of increasingly abused pharmaceutical medications. ABUAD International Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences, 2(1), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.53982/aijnas.2022.0201.01-j


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