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  1. The digitalization of health and medicine and the growing availability of electronic health records (EHRs) has encouraged healthcare professionals and clinical researchers to adopt cutting-edge methodologies i...

    Authors: Carlos Del Rio-Bermudez, Ignacio H. Medrano, Laura Yebes and Jose Luis Poveda

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:75

    Content type: Commentary

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  2. In Lebanon, difficulties in accessing medications are due to two main barriers, mainly: high cost and the lack of medication safety, related to poor-quality (irrational) prescription and use. The objective of ...

    Authors: Aline Hajj, Hala Sacre, Souheil Hallit, Rony M. Zeenny, Georges Sili and Pascale Salameh

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:70

    Content type: Short report

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  3. The coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) is rapidly spreading across the world. Pharmacy services play a vital role in public health in preventing and containing the COVID-19 pandemic. All over the world, especia...

    Authors: Kashif Hussain, Gul Ambreen, Mehreen Muzammil, Syed Shamim Raza and Umer Ali

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:74

    Content type: Commentary

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  4. Smoking cessation pharmacotherapies (SCPs) have been established as cost-effective for the treatment of tobacco use disorder across a variety of settings. In Jordan, a resource-constrained country where smokin...

    Authors: Saba Madae’en, Nour Obeidat and Mohammad Adeinat

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:65

    Content type: Policy analysis

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  5. Canada has been home to comparatively extreme developments in prescription opioid (PO) availability and related harms (e.g. morbidity, mortality) post-2000. Following persistent pan-Canadian increases in PO us...

    Authors: Wayne Jones, Lenka Vojtila, Paul Kurdyak and Benedikt Fischer

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:68

    Content type: Short report

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  6. The declaration of COVID-19 a pandemic by the World Health Organization on 11 March 2020 marked the beginning of a global health crisis of an unprecedented nature and scale. The approach taken by countries acr...

    Authors: Diane Ashiru-Oredope, Amy Hai Yan Chan, Omotayo Olaoye, Victoria Rutter and Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:72

    Content type: Research

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  7. Medical products are an integral and pivotal part of health care delivery. They need to be available, affordable and quality-assured. The SADC region is prone to threats arising from the availability and use o...

    Authors: Stanislav Kniazkov, Sakhile Dube-Mwedzi and Jean-Baptiste Nikiema

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:71

    Content type: Review

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  8. Little is known about how much public payers spend on orphan medicines. This study aimed at identifying information on orphan medicine expenditure incurred by public payers that was published in literature glo...

    Authors: Margit Gombocz and Sabine Vogler

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:66

    Content type: Research

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  9. A dispensing error can be defined as an inconsistency between the drug prescribed and drug dispensed to a patient. These errors can lead to ineffective and sometimes unwanted pharmaceutical outcomes. Dispensin...

    Authors: Sandeep Maharaj, Adrian Brahim, Horry Brown, Danielle Budraj, Vatalie Caesar, Anyse Calder, Deisha Carr, Dion Castillo, Kevin Cedeno and Manthan D. Janodia

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:67

    Content type: Research

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  10. Medications are crucial for maintaining patient wellness and improving health in modern medicine, but their use comes with risks. Helping patients to understand why they are taking medications is important for...

    Authors: Colin Whaley, Ashley Bancsi, Joanne Man-Wai Ho, Catherine M. Burns and Kelly Grindrod

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:63

    Content type: Research

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  11. Antibiotic resistance (ABX-R) is alarming in lower/middle-income countries (LMICs). Nonadherence to antibiotic guidelines and inappropriate prescribing are significant contributing factors to ABX-R. This study...

    Authors: Kashif Hussain, Muhammad Faisal Khan, Gul Ambreen, Syed Shamim Raza, Seema Irfan, Kiren Habib and Hasnain Zafar

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:69

    Content type: Research

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  12. Access to quality-assured, safe and efficacious medical products is fundamental for Universal Health Coverage and attaining Sustainable Development Goal 3: Ensure Healthy Lives and Well-being for All. To guara...

    Authors: S. Dube-Mwedzi, S. Kniazkov, J. B. Nikiema, O. M. J. Kasilo, A. Fortin, P. Tumusiime, G. N. Mahlangu and M. Ndomondo-Sigonda

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:64

    Content type: Review

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  13. Due to a liberalisation reform in 2009, the availability of over-the-counter (OTC) analgesics has increased significantly in the Swedish market over the past decade. With the increasing number of generic produ...

    Authors: Helle Håkonsen, Maria Wängberg, Dina Alani and Tove Hedenrud

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:60

    Content type: Research

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  14. In Switzerland, the influenza vaccination is recommended for high-risk groups and people who have contact with high-risk groups. Since 2015, Swiss pharmacists are allowed to vaccinate healthy adults after acqu...

    Authors: Dominik Stämpfli, Adrian Martinez-De la Torre, Sophie Du Pasquier, Danielle Stegmann, Andrea Brügger and Andrea M. Burden

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:57

    Content type: Research

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  15. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. The nature of healthcare providers’ occupation puts them at an increased risk of getting any contagious disease...

    Authors: Abdullah Algunmeeyn, Faris El-Dahiyat, Mohammad Mitib Altakhineh, Mohammad Azab and Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:53

    Content type: Research

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  16. With a scientific background from filoviruses, paramyxoviruses, SARS-CoV, and MERS-CoV, remdesivir entered into the COVID-19 battle to become one of the favorable therapeutic candidates with potential antivira...

    Authors: Vesa Halimi, Armond Daci, Nevenka Ridova, Irina Panovska-Stavridis, Milena Stevanovic, Venko Filipce, Aleksandar Dimovski and Aleksandra Grozdanova

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:61

    Content type: Commentary

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  17. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lebanese government has taken the proactive anticipatory measure to minimize the infection rates. Despite the pivotal role of the pharmacists working in hospital settings, hos...

    Authors: Rony M. Zeenny, Elsy Ramia, Youssef Akiki, Souheil Hallit and Pascale Salameh

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:54

    Content type: Research

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  18. The COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed unprecedented and complex public policy issues. One that has emerged as a challenge for many countries globally is how to ensure the efficient and effective procurement of q...

    Authors: Jillian Clare Kohler and Tom Wright

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:58

    Content type: Commentary

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  19. Regulatory inspection of private drug shops in Uganda is a mandate of the Ministry of Health carried out by the National Drug Authority. This study evaluated how this mandate is being carried out at national, ...

    Authors: Arthur Bagonza, Stefan Peterson, Andreas Mårtensson, Henry Wamani, Phyllis Awor, Milton Mutto, David Musoke, Linda Gibson and Freddy Eric Kitutu

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:55

    Content type: Research

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  20. The Caribbean Regulatory System is a centralized medicine assessment procedure established to serve the needs of the Member States of the CARICOM region. In order to better understand the effectiveness and eff...

    Authors: Lawrence Liberti, Rian Marie Extavour, Prisha Patel and Neil McAuslane

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:56

    Content type: Research

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  21. Maintaining an efficient and effective inventory management system ensures a reliable supply of laboratory commodities. The aim of this study was, therefore, to assess the performance of inventory management f...

    Authors: Abdi Befekadu, Waqtola Cheneke, Dereje Kebebe and Tadesse Gudeta

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:49

    Content type: Research

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  22. To strengthen appropriate medicine use (AMU) including the prescribing and dispensing quality at public sector health facilities in Uganda, the Ministry of Health introduced a multipronged approach known as th...

    Authors: Birna Trap, Moses N. Sembatya, Monica Imi, Morries Seru, Anita K. Wagner and Dennis Ross-Degnan

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:48

    Content type: Research

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  23. Iranian government has introduced multiple healthcare system reforms during the last 30 years aiming at improving accessibility and affordability of care. Pharmaceutical products are one of the major sources o...

    Authors: Saman Zartab, Nasrin Nassiri Koopaei, Hadi Abbasian, Mansur Nassiri Koopaei and Nasser Nassiri Koopaei

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:50

    Content type: Research

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  24. Most pharmacists agree that continuing education (CE) programs positively affect their practice and increase their knowledge, with computer-based courses being their preferred type of CE (60.6%). The route to ...

    Authors: Souheil Hallit, Samah Tawil, Hala Sacre, Clara Rahme, Aline Hajj and Pascale Salameh

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:44

    Content type: Research

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  25. This commentary describes the contributions of a Dutch pharmacist who contributed in a unique manner to the development of community pharmacy practice in Europe, to the evolution of practice-based research and...

    Authors: F. Alves da Costa, M. Henman, C. Hughes, H. Leufkens, Z. Babar, J. McElnay and M. Schulz

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:51

    Content type: Obituary

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  26. Amiodarone is known for its efficacy as an antiarrhythmic agent; however, its extensive side-effect profile requires careful selection of patients and frequent monitoring. The purpose of this study was to eval...

    Authors: Bander Ahmed Albassam, Nouf Mohammed Almutairi, Sarah Fahad Aldosari and Hind Saleh Almodaimegh

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:37

    Content type: Research

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  27. In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus infectious disease as a pandemic referred to as COVID-19. As an essential service, community pharmacists have been enacting a key rol...

    Authors: Iman A. Basheti, Razan Nassar, Muna Barakat, Rajaa Alqudah, Rana Abu Farha, Tareq Muqatash, Samar Thiab and Bandana Saini

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:62

    Content type: Research

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  28. Empathy is the cornerstone of the relationship between the healthcare provider and the patient. In Lebanon, no studies have investigated the factors associated with empathy among community pharmacists. Hence, ...

    Authors: Eva Hobeika, Souheil Hallit, Hala Sacre, Sahar Obeid, Aline Hajj and Pascale Salameh

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:32

    Content type: Research

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  29. Universal access to high quality essential medicines is critical to sustainable development (SDG 3.8). However low- and middle-income countries struggle to ensure access to all medicines on their national esse...

    Authors: Petra Brhlikova, Karen Maigetter, Jude Murison, Amon G. Agaba, Jonans Tusiimire and Allyson M. Pollock

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:31

    Content type: Research

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  30. Resistant strains of bacteria are rapidly emerging with increasing inappropriate use of antibiotics rendering them less efficacious. Self-purchasing of antibiotics particularly for viral infections is a key dr...

    Authors: Zikria Saleem, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Brian Godman, Munazzah Fatima, Zeenia Ahmad, Areeba Sajid, Inaam Ur Rehman, Muhammad Umer Nadeem, Zaida Javaid, Madeeha Malik and Azhar Hussain

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:26

    Content type: Research

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  31. Since SARS-CoV2 was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, those tasked with the stewardship of public health at a global, regional, and local level—policymakers, politicians, scientists, dr...

    Authors: Jerome Amir Singh and Rafaella Ravinetto

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:47

    Content type: Commentary

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  32. There is limited published data form Pakistan on treatment success rate among extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) patients. The aim of this study was to assess clinical form, treatment outcomes, and identify th...

    Authors: Muhammad Atif, Razia Fatima, Nafees Ahmad and Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:35

    Content type: Research

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  33. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) impact on the mental health of healthcare workers is extremely detrimental. It is imperative that the psychological health of all healthcare workers be protected. Howeve...

    Authors: Ali Elbeddini, Cindy Xin Wen, Yasamin Tayefehchamani and Anthony To

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:46

    Content type: Commentary

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  34. Drug repositioning is the scientific strategy of investigating existing drugs for additional clinical indications. The advantages of drug repositioning are that it benefits patients and that it adds new indica...

    Authors: A. B. Bayoumy, N. K. H. de Boer, A. R. Ansari, F. Crouwel and C. J. J. Mulder

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:45

    Content type: Review

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  35. Potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP) is associated with the incidence of adverse drug reactions, drug-related hospitalization and other negative outcomes in older adults. After hospitalization, older ad...

    Authors: Muhammad Eid Akkawi, Mohamad Haniki Nik Mohamed and Mohd Aznan Md Aris

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:39

    Content type: Research

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  36. High prices of pharmaceutical products are an increasing challenge in high- and low-income countries. Governments in many countries have implemented pricing policies to ensure affordability of medicines to pat...

    Authors: David Tordrup, Hendrika A. van den Ham, Julie Glanville and Aukje K. Mantel-Teeuwisse

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:22

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  37. The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is a global challenge. Improving public awareness about preventive measures and disseminating appropriate information about COVID-19 has a critical role i...

    Authors: Ruwidah Bonyan, Aseel Fuad Al-Karasneh, Faris El-Dahiyat and Ammar Abdulrahman Jairoun

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:43

    Content type: Research

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  38. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease that has become a global pandemic. COVID-19 is spreading in Africa, and Zimbabwe has not been spared. The cases in Zimbabwe are mainly from imported...

    Authors: B. Dzingirai, C. M. J. Matyanga, T. Mudzviti, M. Siyawamwaya and D. Tagwireyi

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:42

    Content type: Review

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  39. The latest outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic has placed a significant effect on health care system around the world. This article discusses the role of pharmacists in Saudi Arabia during the current Covid-19 pande...

    Authors: Ajaz Ahmad, Khalid M. Alkharfy, Ziyad Alrabiah and Abdulaziz Alhossan

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:41

    Content type: Commentary

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  40. Pharmacies in Europe have undergone considerable changes in their regulation over the last decades, also regarding nonprescription medicines (NPMs). In 2001, selected NPMs were released for sale outside pharma...

    Authors: Solveig Nordahl Jacobsen, Simone Eggert Møller-Jensen and Sofia Kälvemark Sporrong

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:29

    Content type: Research

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  41. The response to emergency public health challenges such as HIV, TB, and malaria has been successful in mobilising resources and scaling up treatment for communicable diseases. However, many of the remaining ch...

    Authors: Tamara Hafner, Marlon Banda, Jillian Kohler, Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar, Murray Lumpkin, Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye, Emmanuel Nfor, Francis Aboagye-Nyame and Javier Guzman

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:38

    Content type: Commentary

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  42. Experiential education is a core element in developing the ability of pharmacy students to apply theory to practice, solve problems, and acquire standard pharmacist competencies. To achieve this goal, precepto...

    Authors: Abeer Zeitoun, Hala Sacre, Souheil Hallit, Rony M. Zeenny, Georges Sili and Pascale Salameh

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:21

    Content type: Commentary

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  43. In the fight against COVID-19, frontline health workers have been vital to keeping the pandemic at bay, but recognition of individual professions’ efforts have been inconsistent at all levels. Pharmacists arou...

    Authors: Ali Elbeddini, Thulasika Prabaharan, Sarah Almasalkhi and Cindy Tran

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:36

    Content type: Commentary

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  44. In Malaysia, for more than a decade, dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors (DPP-4i) are among the oral antidiabetic medications used as monotherapy or in combination to manage type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The...

    Authors: Woh Yon Mak, Jivanraj R. Nagarajah, Hannah Abdul Halim, Anitha Ramadas, Zulsairi Mohd Pauzi, Lay Ting Pee and Nirmala Jagan

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:34

    Content type: Research

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  45. SARS-CoV2 is dramatically impacting the global population. Worldwide, pharmacists are changing their roles and being increasingly recognized for their role as essential service providers. This commentary provi...

    Authors: Filipa Alves da Costa, Vivian Lee, Silvana Nair Leite, Maria Dolores Murillo, Tom Menge and Sotiris Antoniou

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:12

    Content type: Commentary

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  46. Data regarding prolonged length of hospital stay (PLOS) and in-hospital mortality are paramount to evaluate efficiency and quality of surgical care as well as for rational resource utilization, allocation, and...

    Authors: Gosaye Mekonen Tefera, Beshadu Bedada Feyisa, Gurmu Tesfaye Umeta and Tsegaye Melaku Kebede

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:24

    Content type: Research

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