Bot Plus Lite is a database that seeks to counter fake news, such as the claim that covid vaccines introduced a chip into our bodies. This online tool, created by the General Council of Pharmaceutical Associations, provides information about the safe and reasonable use of over 26,000 medicines that have been approved by the European Medicines Agency.
In Spain, only 20% of users are familiar with how to use analgesics, antidotes and antibiotics. This is alarming and the digital platform plans to "translate" technical data sheets into simple, understandable language to avoid more misinformation.
A flurry of hoaxes surrounding the pandemic has prompted an alert to accelerate initiatives to prevent citizens turning to unreliable sources for information that could put their health at stake. Patients can now access information such as dosage, authorizations and composition that was intended to be known by health professionals.
This tool does not replace pharmacists or doctors. It supports their work. Explanatory videos are also available. Due to the continuous evolution of the sector, it is becoming increasingly difficult to understand a prospectus or recipe. This document contains instructions inside the container. The "pharmacy online" concept is designed to ease doubts following a prescription or medical consultation.
Bot Plus had a version that was only for professionals for 37+ years. This new version has been made available to all users. The new application allows you to filter your search based on your health conditions: pregnancy, breastfeeding, intolerances to any component, life of an athlete, and whether or not you need a prescription. Warnings are also provided to ensure adequate consumption.
Jesus Aguilar (president of the General Council of Pharmaceutical Colleges) stated that the goal of the initiative is not to encourage the use of pharmaceuticals or the marketing of them. Rather, it is to "inform" and educate patients. This entity brings together over 22,000 offices across Spain that serve nearly 2,300,000. Bot Plus Lite will receive updates every week in accordance with the European Medicines Agency authorizations