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  1. Content type: Research

    Medication safety is a major public health concern and there are well established pharmacovigilance programmes in developed countries. However, there is scarcity of literature on the issue in low and middle in...

    Authors: Rabia Hussain, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Furqan Hashmi and Maryam Farooqui

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:16

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  2. Content type: Research

    In late 2010, Uganda introduced a supervision, performance assessment, and recognition strategy (SPARS) to improve staff capacity in medicines management in government and private not-for-profit health facilit...

    Authors: Birna Trap, Richard Musoke, Anthony Kirunda, Martin Olowo Oteba, Martha Embrey and Dennis Ross-Degnan

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:15

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  3. Content type: Research

    The regulatory requirements for approval of generic medicines and the format of compiling drug dossiers vary among regulatory authorities. The variation is particularly wide between High-income countries (HIC)...

    Authors: D. Thambavita, P. Galappatthy and R. L. Jayakody

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:14

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  4. Content type: Research

    Appropriate labeling of marketed medicines is necessary to fulfill the regulatory provisions and ensure patient medication safety. This study aimed to assess the primary labeling of medicines manufactured and ...

    Authors: Ramesh Sharma Poudel, Shakti Shrestha, Santosh Thapa, Bhupendra Kumar Poudel and Muniraj Chhetri

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:13

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  5. Content type: Research

    Few guidelines exist on safe prescription of postoperative analgesia to obese patients undergoing ambulatory surgery. This study examines the preferences of providers in the standard treatment of postoperative...

    Authors: Anthony H. Bui, David L. Feldman, Michael L. Brodman, Peter Shamamian, Ronald N. Kaleya, Meg A. Rosenblatt, Debra D’Angelo, Donna Somerville, Santosh Mudiraj, Patricia Kischak and I. Michael Leitman

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:9

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  6. Content type: Research

    To build capacity in medicines management, the Uganda Ministry of Health introduced a nationwide supervision, performance assessment and recognition strategy (SPARS) in 2012. Medicines management supervisors (...

    Authors: Belinda Blick, Stella Nakabugo, Laura F. Garabedian, Morries Seru and Birna Trap

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:11

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  7. Content type: Commentary

    Today, a combination of globalization of pharmaceutical production, lack of regulatory harmonization, and weakness of Medicines Regulatory Authorities, creates the “perfect conditions” for poor-quality medicin...

    Authors: Raffaella Ravinetto, Tim Roosen and Catherine Dujardin

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:12

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  8. Content type: Editorial

    The biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) this year is based around four key themes: prosperity, fairness, sustainability and security. This is an opportune time to consider the role of pha...

    Authors: Victoria Rutter, Amy Hai Yan Chan, Chloe Tuck, Lina Bader, Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar and Ian Bates

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:10

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  9. Content type: Research

    Antibiotic innovation has dwindled to dangerously low levels in the past 30 years. Since resistance continues to evolve, this innovation deficit can have perilous consequences on patients. A number of new ince...

    Authors: Christine Årdal, Enrico Baraldi, Ursula Theuretzbacher, Kevin Outterson, Jens Plahte, Francesco Ciabuschi and John-Arne Røttingen

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:8

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  10. Content type: Research

    In order to engage pharmacies in tuberculosis (TB) care, a survey was conducted in the Dera Ismail (DI) Khan City of the Khyber Pakhtoon Khwa province, Pakistan. The objectives were to; 1) characterize the ret...

    Authors: Tehmina Mustafa, Yasir Shahzad and Ayyaz Kiani

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:7

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  11. Content type: Research

    Biosimilars could be a promising option to help decrease healthcare costs and expand access to treatment. There is no previous evidence of a global bibliometric analysis on biosimilars. Therefore, we aimed to ...

    Authors: Akram Hernández-Vásquez, Christoper A. Alarcon-Ruiz, Guido Bendezu-Quispe, Daniel Comandé and Diego Rosselli

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:6

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  12. Content type: Research

    Australian Government subsidisation of ipilimumab for the treatment of patients with metastatic melanoma was conditional on the sponsor entering a ‘managed entry scheme’ to assess the 2-year overall survival r...

    Authors: Hansoo Kim, Samantha Comey, Karl Hausler and Greg Cook

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:4

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  13. Content type: Editorial

    Almost half of the world’s total population reside in rural and remote areas and a large number of these people remain deprived of most basic facilities like healthcare and education. It is deemed impossible f...

    Authors: Tariq Kazim Shah, Tasneem Tariq, Roger Phillips, Steve Davison, Adam Hoare, Syed Shahzad Hasan and Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:3

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  14. Content type: Research

    Hospital pharmacists play a central role in medication safety activities. However, in Ethiopia, this role has been launched recently and little is known regarding the current status of this extended service. U...

    Authors: Alemayehu B. Mekonnen, Andrew J. McLachlan, Jo-anne E. Brien, Desalew Mekonnen and Zenahebezu Abay

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:2

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  15. Content type: Research

    To analyse trends in the rates of consumption of benzodiazepine (BZD) anxiolytics, BZD hypnotics and non-BZD hypnotics and the association with contextual factors.

    Authors: Miguel Angel Fernández García, Antonio Olry de Labry Lima, Ingrid Ferrer Lopez and Clara Bermúdez-Tamayo

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:1

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  16. Content type: Research

    In most developing countries including Ghana, there is scant literature on the involvement of the community pharmacist in the care of patients with chronic conditions such as hypertension and blood pressure co...

    Authors: Afia Frimpomaa Asare Marfo and Frances Thelma Owusu-Daaku

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2017 10:39

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  17. Content type: Study protocol

    The National Return of Unwanted Medicines (NatRUM) program in Australia is one of the few nationally coordinated, free-to-consumer schemes to dispose of unwanted medicines globally. This scheme has been in ope...

    Authors: Amanda J. Wheeler, Jean Spinks, Emilie Bettington and Fiona Kelly

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2017 10:38

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  18. Content type: Research

    Hypertension is the most prevalent cardiovascular disease in Zimbabwe. The prevalence of Hypertension in the country is above 30% regardless of the cut off used. Currently, majority of patients in Zimbabwe see...

    Authors: Victor Basopo and Paschal N. Mujasi

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2017 10:37

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  19. Content type: Research

    Evaluating outcomes after tuberculosis (TB) treatment can help identify the primary reasons for treatment success or failure. However, Yemen has a treatment success rate that remains below the World Health Org...

    Authors: Ammar Ali Saleh Jaber, Amer Hayat Khan and Syed Azhar Syed Sulaiman

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2017 10:36

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  20. Content type: Research

    Uganda was one of seven countries in which the United Nations Commission on Life Saving Commodities (UNCoLSC) initiative was implemented starting from 2013. A nationwide survey was conducted in 2015 to determi...

    Authors: Denis Kibira, Freddy Eric Kitutu, Gemma Buckland Merrett and Aukje K. Mantel-Teeuwisse

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2017 10:35

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  21. Content type: Research

    Community pharmacists are very accessible to most patients yet; they have been underutilized in the aspect of providing HIV care and services. The World Health Organisation recently recommended expanding commu...

    Authors: Nnenna Ajagu, Maureen Ugonwa Anetoh and Sunday Odunke Nduka

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2017 10:34

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  22. Content type: Research

    Supportive supervision has been found to be more effective than corrective fault-oriented inspections. Uganda’s Ministry of Health in 2012 implemented a comprehensive strategy (SPARS) to build medicines manage...

    Authors: Rachael Henry, Lynda Nantongo, Anita Katharina Wagner, Martha Embrey and Birna Trap

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2017 10:33

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  23. Content type: Review

    The UK Pharmaceutical Industry is arguably one of the most important industries to consider in the negotiations following the Brexit vote. Providing tens of thousands of jobs and billions in tax revenue and re...

    Authors: Fawz Kazzazi, Cleo Pollard, Paul Tern, Alejandro Ayuso-Garcia, Jack Gillespie and Inesa Thomsen

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2017 10:32

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