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  1. Commentary

    The fate of the new pharmacy bill: going backwards or forwards?

    The proposed Pharmacy Bill of Malaysia which served to consolidate and harmonise the existing pharmacy legislation which has been used for more than 60 years. This new Pharmacy Bill contains 17 parts and a tot...

    Kah Seng Lee, Yen Wei Lim and Long Chiau Ming

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2016 9:25

    Published on: 22 September 2016

  2. Research

    Assessment of WHO/INRUD core drug use indicators in two tertiary care hospitals of Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan

    Medicines are a main therapeutic intervention provided within hospitals and their proper use in the outpatient setting is important for patients and the community. The objective of this study was to evaluate d...

    Muhammad Atif, Muhammad Rehan Sarwar, Muhammad Azeem, Danial Umer, Abdul Rauf, Arslan Rasool, Muhammad Ahsan and Shane Scahill

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2016 9:27

    Published on: 22 September 2016

  3. Research

    Use of a fictitious community-based virtual teaching platform to aid in the teaching of pharmacy practice skills: Student perspectives after initial implementation

    Providing patient-centred care requires pharmacy students to learn how to interact effectively and understand individual differences that can influence patients’ health. The School of Pharmacy at The University o...

    Louise E. Curley, Maureen McDonald and Trudi Aspden

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2016 9:24

    Published on: 22 September 2016

  4. Research

    Prescription medicine sharing: exploring patients’ beliefs and experiences

    Prescription medicine sharing has been defined as the lending of medicines (giving prescription medicines to someone else) or borrowing of medicines (being given and using a medicine prescribed for another per...

    Kebede Beyene, Trudi Aspden and Janie Sheridan

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2016 9:23

    Published on: 9 September 2016

  5. Research

    Assessment of current prescribing practices using World Health Organization core drug use and complementary indicators in selected rural community pharmacies in Southern India

    Due to the lack of clear, comprehensive, and rational drug policy, the production of pharmaceutical preparations in India is distorted for the most part. Indian markets are flooded with more than 70,000 formul...

    Anandhasayanam Aravamuthan, Mohanavalli Arputhavanan, Kannan Subramaniam and Sam Johnson Udaya Chander J

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2016 10:1

    Published on: 19 July 2016

  6. Research

    Economic contributions of pharmaceutical interventions by pharmacists: a retrospective report in Japan

    Pharmacists in Japan currently play a key role in patient hospital care. Their responsibilities include filling prescriptions, checking a patient’s medication history, and providing appropriate information to ...

    Daiki Yasunaga, Yuichi Tasaka, Satoshi Murakami, Akihiro Tanaka, Mamoru Tanaka and Hiroaki Araki

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2016 10:2

    Published on: 19 July 2016

  7. Research

    ‘Better medicines for children’ within the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness framework: a qualitative inquiry in Uganda

    The Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses is the main approach for treating children in more than 100 low income countries worldwide. In 2007, the World Health Assembly urged countries to integrate ‘bet...

    Xavier Nsabagasani, Japer Ogwal-Okeng, Ebba Holme Hansen, Anthony Mbonye, Herbert Muyinda and Freddie Ssengooba

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2016 9:22

    Published on: 7 June 2016

  8. Research

    Article 1: Supervision, Performance Assessment, and Recognition Strategy (SPARS) - a multipronged intervention strategy for strengthening medicines management in Uganda: method presentation and facility performance at baseline

    Uganda introduced a multipronged intervention, the supervision, performance assessment, and recognition strategy (SPARS), to improve medicines management (MM) in public and not-for-profit health facilities. Th...

    Birna Trap, Denis Okidi Ladwar, Martin Olowo Oteba, Martha Embrey, Mohammed Khalid and Anita Katharina Wagner

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2016 9:21

    Published on: 31 May 2016

  9. Research

    Experiences from a pilot study on how to conduct a qualitative multi-country research project regarding use of antibiotics in Southeast Europe

    In 2014, a qualitative multi-country research project was launched to study the reasons behind the high use of antibiotics in regions of Southeast Europe by using previously untrained national interviewers (wh...

    Susanne Kaae, Sofia Kälvemark Sporrong, Janine Morgall Traulsen, Helle Wallach Kildemoes, Lotte Stig Nørgaard, Arianit Jakupi, Denis Raka, Emre Umut Gürpinar, Ali Alkan, Iris Hoxha, Admir Malaj and Lourdes Arevalo Cantarero

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2016 9:20

    Published on: 23 May 2016

  10. Editorial

    Using health markets to improve access to medicines: three case studies

    This editorial introduces a series of case studies that together highlight the use of health market interventions to improve access to medicines in low-and-middle income countries (LMICs). It underscores the a...

    Zubin Shroff, Maryam Bigdeli, Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar, Anita Wagner, Abdul Ghaffar and David H Peters

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2016 9:19

    Published on: 6 May 2016

  11. Research

    First regulatory inspections measuring adherence to Good Pharmacy Practices in the public sector in Uganda: a cross-sectional comparison of performance between supervised and unsupervised facilities

    Since its inception, the Uganda National Drug Authority (NDA) has regularly inspected private sector pharmacies to monitor adherence to Good Pharmacy Practices (GPP). This study reports findings from the first...

    Birna Trap, Kate Kikule, Catherine Vialle-Valentin, Richard Musoke, Grace Otto Lajul, Kim Hoppenworth and Dorthe Konradsen

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2016 9:18

    Published on: 4 May 2016

  12. Letter to the Editor

    Upstream solutions for price-gouging on critical generic medicines

    Exorbitant price increases for critical off-patent medicines have received considerable media attention in recent months, leading to an investigation by the U.S. Senate. However, much of this attention has foc...

    Adam R. Houston, Reed F. Beall and Amir Attaran

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2016 9:15

    Published on: 2 May 2016

  13. Research

    Drugs for cardiovascular disease in India: perspectives of pharmaceutical executives and government officials on access and development-a qualitative analysis

    India shoulders the greatest global burden of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), which are the leading cause of mortality worldwide. Drugs are the bedrock of treatment and prevention of CVD. India’s pharmaceutica...

    Charles Newman, Vamadevan S. Ajay, Ravi Srinivas, Sandeep Bhalla, Dorairaj Prabhakaran and Amitava Banerjee

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2016 9:16

    Published on: 2 May 2016

  14. Research

    A cross-sectional survey of pharmacists to understand their personal preference of brand and generic over-the-counter medications used to treat common health conditions

    Consumers are hesitant in choosing generic medications as they are under the assumption that they are not as safe nor effective as brand medications. However, pharmacists do have the education and training to ...

    Mira Patel, Marion Slack, Janet Cooley and Sandipan Bhattacharjee

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2016 9:17

    Published on: 21 April 2016

  15. Research

    HIV/AIDS related commodities supply chain management in public health facilities of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional survey

    A wide range of pharmaceutical products are needed for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of HIV/AIDS. However, interrupted supplies and stock-outs are the major challenges in the supply chain of ARV medicin...

    Eyerusalem Berhanemeskel, Gebremedhin Beedemariam and Teferi Gedif Fenta

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2016 9:11

    Published on: 31 March 2016

  16. Research

    ‘Struggling to be a defender of health’ –a qualitative study on the pharmacists’ perceptions of their role in antibiotic consumption and antibiotic resistance in Romania

    Antibiotic resistance is a serious global public health problem directly correlated to high antibiotic consumption. Romania is one of the European countries with the highest rates of antibiotic consumption, no...

    I. Ghiga and C. Stålsby Lundborg

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2016 9:10

    Published on: 31 March 2016

  17. Editorial

    Pharmaceutical policies in a crisis? Challenges and solutions identified at the PPRI Conference

    In October 2015, the third international Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information (PPRI) Conference was held in Vienna to foster discussion on challenges in pricing and reimbursement policies for m...

    Sabine Vogler, Nina Zimmermann, Alessandra Ferrario, Veronika J. Wirtz, Kees de Joncheere, Hanne Bak Pedersen, Guillaume Dedet, Valérie Paris, Aukje K. Mantel-Teeuwisse and Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2016 9:9

    Published on: 15 March 2016

  18. Research

    Navigating through the maze of pricing and affordability of branded pharmaceuticals in the midst of the financial crisis: a comparative study among five European recession countries, from a Cyprus perspective

    Financial recession mandated the introduction of harsh austerity measures. Health, and particularly pharmaceuticals, constitute a significant part of public expenditure and as such they have been subject to si...

    Panagiotis Petrou and Michael A. Talias

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2016 9:8

    Published on: 15 March 2016

  19. Research

    Attitude and satisfaction of health care providers towards clinical pharmacy services in Ethiopia: A post-deployment survey

    Clinical pharmacy service has evolved steadily over the past few decades and is contributing to the ‘patient care journey’ at all stages. The service improves safety and effectiveness of medicines, thereby avo...

    Arebu Issa Bilal, Zelalem Tilahun, Gebremedhin Beedemariam, Belete Ayalneh, Bisrat Hailemeskel and Ephrem Engidawork

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2016 9:7

    Published on: 8 March 2016

  20. Research

    Challenges of medicines management in the public and private sector under Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme – A qualitative study

    Ghana established its National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in 2003 with the goal of ensuring more equitable financing of health care to improve access to health services. This qualitative study examines the...

    Paul G. Ashigbie, Devine Azameti and Veronika J. Wirtz

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2016 9:6

    Published on: 24 February 2016

  21. Research

    Assessment of the nevirapine safety signal using data from the national antiretroviral dispensing database: a retrospective study

    Clinical trials showed a higher risk of skin- and liver- related adverse reactions when NVP-based antiretroviral therapy (ART) was initiated in female and male patients with baseline CD4 cell counts ≥250 and ≥...

    Francis Kalemeera, Assegid T. Mengistu and Johannes Gaeseb

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2016 9:5

    Published on: 15 February 2016

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