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  1. South Africa faces a heavy burden of disease, which impacts resource allocation. The needs of South Africa require efficient translation into pharmaceutical expenditure for medicine provision, to ensure availa...

    Authors: Lirosha Moodley, Fatima Suleman and Velisha Ann Perumal-Pillay

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:78

    Content type: Research

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  2. Utilizing community pharmacists (CPs) as immunizers has being adopted in various countries as approach to boost influenza vaccination coverage. Our study aims to explore the Lebanese CPs’ willingness to admini...

    Authors: Dalal Youssef, Linda Abou-Abbas and Hamad Hassan

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:77

    Content type: Research

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  3. Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are typically safe. However, there is evidence that OTC medicines can sometimes cause harm as a result of their misuse, abuse and dependence.

    Authors: Mohammad Algarni, Muhammad Abdul Hadi, Asma Yahyouche, Sajid Mahmood and Zahraa Jalal

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:76

    Content type: Review

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  4. The argument about funding criteria poses challenges for health decision-makers in all countries. This study aimed to investigate the public and decision-maker preferences for pharmaceutical subsidy decisions ...

    Authors: Gita Afsharmanesh, Farimah Rahimi, Leila Zarei, Farzad Peiravian and Gholamhossein Mehralian

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:74

    Content type: Research

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  5. One in four people experience a mental health problem every year and improving mental health care is an international priority. In the course of their work, pharmacists frequently encounter people with mental ...

    Authors: H. C. Gorton, H. Macfarlane, R. Edwards, S. Farid, E. Garner, M. Mahroof, S. Rasul, D. Keating, H. Zaman, J. Scott, I. Maidment and J. Strawbridge

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:73

    Content type: Research

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  6. Easy access to medicines provided by private medicine retailing facilities including that of over-the-counter medicine retailers, have gained prominence in sub-Saharan Africa. Although over-the-counter medicin...

    Authors: Benjamin Kwarteng Frempong, Anthony Amalba, Nina Donkor and Kwadwo Owusu Akuffo

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:72

    Content type: Research

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  7. Job satisfaction of pharmacy professionals is appreciably related to quality of pharmaceutical care. Poor Job satisfaction is associated with low productivity, absenteeism, high turnover and reduced working ho...

    Authors: Muluwork Sahile Berassa, Tebeje Ashegu Chiro and Selamawit Fanta

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:71

    Content type: Research

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  8. Challenges exist in developing work schedules for hospital pharmacy staff due to the need to meet around the clock patient care requirements. Work–life integration and reduced burnout are increasingly importan...

    Authors: Jessica Wright, Richard Arndt, Jason Christensen, Kirstin Kooda and Julie Cunningham

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:70

    Content type: Letter to the editor

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  9. Inappropriate use of antimicrobials in both humans and animals is a key driver of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). In addition, human behaviours such as poor disposal of antimicrobials in the environment can in...

    Authors: David Musoke, Carol Namata, Grace Biyinzika Lubega, Freddy Eric Kitutu, Lawrence Mugisha, Saba Amir, Claire Brandish, Joviah Gonza, Deborah Ikhile, Filimin Niyongabo, Bee Yean Ng, Jean O’Driscoll, Kate Russell-Hobbs, Jody Winter and Linda Gibson

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:69

    Content type: Research

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  10. The expansion of the pharmacist-led services has resulted in increased demand to have evidence in terms of necessity, efficacy, and cost. Evidence-based practice is crucial to provide the best patient health o...

    Authors: Daneh Obaid, Faris El-Dahiyat and Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:68

    Content type: Commentary

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  11. Globally, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are recognised as a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Medications and medicines optimisation play an important role in the management of modifiable physiologi...

    Authors: Mohamed Ahmed Syed, Ahmed Sameer Al Nuaimi, Hamda Abdulla A/Qotba, Abduljaleel Abdullatif Zainel, Tamara Marji and Uzma Razaq

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:67

    Content type: Short report

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  12. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic posed a critical threat to public health in the past year and has not been fully controlled so far. The nature of front-line young hospital pharmacists’ occupation puts ...

    Authors: Jiahao Wu, Jian Cai, Ming Fang, Yan Wang and Feng Xu

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:66

    Content type: Research

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  13. These days, pharmaceutical customers are the utmost stakeholders in the healthcare supply chain, and ensuring their satisfaction with the logistics services has become worthwhile. This study aimed to investiga...

    Authors: Tafesse Gizaw, Mekonnen Bogale and Tadesse Gudeta

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:64

    Content type: Research

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  14. Patients with cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are at high risk of experiencing drug–drug interactions (DDIs). The objective of this study was to evaluate the frequency, level and risk factors associated with pot...

    Authors: Zarka Akbar, Sundas Rehman, Asad Khan, Amjad Khan, Muhammad Atif and Nafees Ahmad

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:63

    Content type: Research

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  15. Dispensing of antibiotics by over the counter medicine sellers (OTCMS) is a major driver of inappropriate use and resistance in low and middle income countries. Recent studies in Ghana revealed the need to con...

    Authors: Samuel Afari-Asiedu, Marlies Hulscher, Martha Ali Abdulai, Ellen Boamah-Kaali, Heiman F. L. Wertheim and Kwaku Poku Asante

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:62

    Content type: Research

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  16. This commentary shares the experience of a hospital pharmacy department in providing healthcare services during the COVID-19 outbreak in Malaysia. During this pandemic, the medication delivery system is redesi...

    Authors: Kah Shuen Thong, Manimegahlai Selvaratanam, Chiew Ping Tan, Meng Fei Cheah, Hoey Lin Oh, Pooi Mun Lee, Chii-Chii Chew, Chee-Tao Chang and Jason Choong Yin Lee

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:61

    Content type: Commentary

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  17. Deciding on pharmaceutical subsidy is regarded as a challenging issue for healthcare policymakers in Iran in most times. Public preferences, rarely attended in Iran, could be invaluable for including a particu...

    Authors: Mansoor Delpasand, Alireza Olyaaeemanesh, Ebrahim Jaafaripooyan, Akbar Abdollahiasl, Majid Davari and Ali Kazemi Karyani

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:59

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:75

  18. Pharmaceutical’s procurement is a core component of logistics management, and has a significant influence on product availability, and total supply chain costs. In Ethiopia, there are few studies on this topic...

    Authors: Gotuma Negera, Hailu Merga and Tadesse Gudeta

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:58

    Content type: Research

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  19. Access to essential medicines is a universal human right and availability and affordability are the preconditions for it. In line with the sustainable development goals, World Health Organization (WHO) has out...

    Authors: Mekonnen Sisay, Firehiwot Amare, Bisrat Hagos and Dumessa Edessa

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:57

    Content type: Research

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  20. Given the impact of politico-economic sanctions on the pharmaceutical supply chain, this study aims to identify practical strategies to improve the resilience of the Iranian supply chain in pharmaceutical proc...

    Authors: Peivand Bastani, Zahra Dehghan, Seyyed Mansoor Kashfi, Hesam Dorosti, Mohammadtaghi Mohammadpour, Gholamhossein Mehralian and Ramin Ravangard

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:56

    Content type: Research

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  21. Medication adherence is an important concept particularly among the elderly that can, directly and indirectly, affect the health system’s costs and the elderly’s health, quality of life, and functional abiliti...

    Authors: Peivand Bastani, Parisa Bikineh, Gholamhossein Mehralian, Omid Sadeghkhani, Rita Rezaee, Zahra Kavosi and Ramin Ravangard

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:55

    Content type: Research

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  22. With the approval of biosimilars for subcutaneously administered products, such as adalimumab, etanercept and insulin, biosimilars become increasingly available in ambulatory care. Little is known about the kn...

    Authors: Liese Barbier, Yannick Vandenplas, Steven Simoens, Paul Declerck, Arnold G. Vulto and Isabelle Huys

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:53

    Content type: Research

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  23. A multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) approach has been suggested for helping purchasers in low- and middle-income countries in an evidence-based assessment of multi-source pharmaceuticals to mitigate pote...

    Authors: Anke-Peggy Holtorf, Erna Kristin, Anunchai Assamawakin, Nilawan Upakdee, Rina Indrianti and Napassorn Apinchonbancha

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:52

    Content type: Research

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  24. Lebanon, a developing Middle Eastern country, was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic that occurred amid a severe national economic crisis. Community pharmacists are responsible for dispensing appropriate medications...

    Authors: Rony M. Zeenny, Ahmad Dimassi, Hala Sacre, Ghada El Khoury, Aline Hajj, Rita Farah, Hind Hajj, Nathalie Lahoud, Marwan Akel, Souheil Hallit and Pascale Salameh

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:51

    Content type: Research

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  25. People living with diabetes are more vulnerable to drug-related problems due to the presence of multiple diseases. This study aimed to identify drug-related problems and contributing factors among diabetic pat...

    Authors: Tadesse Sheleme, Tamiru Sahilu and Desalegn Feyissa

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:50

    Content type: Research

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  26. Globally, self-medication is a common practice, and an increasingly perceived necessity to relieve burdens on health services. However, inappropriate self-medication may result to reduced health outcomes, incr...

    Authors: Wuraola Akande-Sholabi, Amen. T. Ajamu and Rasaq Adisa

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:49

    Content type: Research

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  27. Africa as a continent has experienced a continuous increase in the cost of healthcare as its demands increase. With many of these African countries living below the poverty threshold, Africans continue to die ...

    Authors: Temitope Ben-Ajepe, Ifechukwu Benedict Nwogu, Damilola Quazeem Olaoye, Abdulhafeez Ayodele Mustapha, Theogene Uwizeyimana and Yusuff Adebayo Adebisi

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:47

    Content type: Commentary

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  28. This research aimed to evaluate analgesic utilization in public hospitals from 2013 to 2018 by analyzing the procurement data of 793 hospitals in China.

    Authors: Honghao Shi, Xianwen Chen, Xueli Liu, He Zhu, Fei Yu, Carolina Oi Lam Ung, Wai Sin Chan, Hao Hu and Sheng Han

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:45

    Content type: Research

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  29. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Ammar Abdulrahman Jairoun, Sabaa Saleh Al‑Hemyari, Naseem Mohammed Abdulla, Faris El‑Dahiyat, Maimona Jairoun, Saleh Karamah AL‑Tamimi and Zaheer‑Ud‑Din Babar

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:44

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:38

  30. Adequate quality systems throughout pharmaceutical supply chains are crucial to protect individuals and communities from substandard and falsified medical products. Thus, pharmaceutical distributors are regula...

    Authors: Anthony Bourasseau, Laurine Lavergne and Raffaella Ravinetto

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:43

    Content type: Research

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  31. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is an emerging contributor to national morbidity and mortality in Saudi Arabia. CVD risk prevention services are limited, particularly with an over-utilised public health sector an...

    Authors: Hadi A. Almansour, Nouf M. Aloudah, Tariq M. Alhawassi, Betty Chaar, Ines Krass and Bandana Saini

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:42

    Content type: Research

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  32. The implementation of pharmaceutical services in hospitals contributes to the appropriate use of medicines and patient safety. However, the relationship of implementation with the legal framework and organizat...

    Authors: Laura C. Vargas López, Fela Viso Gurovich, Anahí Dreser Mansilla, Veronika J. Wirtz and Michael R. Reich

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:41

    Content type: Research

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  33. Over the last year, the dangerous severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has spread rapidly around the world. Malaysia has not been excluded from this COVID-19 pandemic. The resurgence of...

    Authors: Ching Siang Tan, Saim Lokman, Yao Rao, Szu Hua Kok and Long Chiau Ming

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:40

    Content type: Commentary

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  34. Proper hand hygiene using alcohol-based handrub (ABHR) is an effective preventive approach for the current Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and other infections. World Health Organization recommend...

    Authors: Muluken Nigatu Selam, Regasa Bayisa, Andualem Ababu, Mahdi Abdella, Edessa Diriba, Minychel Wale and Assefa Mulu Baye

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:39

    Content type: Research

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  35. Since the WHO announced that Covid-19 had become a global pandemic, online pharmacies have emerged as an extremely popular way to purchase medication due to the quarantine measures introduced by numerous count...

    Authors: Ammar Abdulrahman Jairoun, Sabaa Saleh Al-Hemyari, Naseem Mohammed Abdulla, Faris El-Dahiyat, Maimona Jairoun, Saleh Karamah AL-Tamimi and Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:38

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:44

  36. We considered the extent of the contribution of publicly funded research to the late-stage clinical development of pharmaceuticals and medicinal products, based on the European Commission (EC) FP7 research fun...

    Authors: L. Schmidt, O. Sehic and C. Wild

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:37

    Content type: Research

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  37. Drug-related problems (DRPs) can occur at any stages of medication use processes, and a single drug could be associated with multiple DRPs. Once happened, it adversely affects health outcomes. In Ethiopia, eva...

    Authors: Fuad Adem, Jemal Abdela, Dumessa Edessa, Bisrat Hagos, Abraham Nigussie and Mohammed A. Mohammed

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:36

    Content type: Review

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  38. Hyperglycemia is an undisputed epidemiological risk factor for microvascular complications in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, integral in their causal pathways. Importantly, interventions that reduce the hype...

    Authors: Darren K. McGuire, Silvio E. Inzucchi, Odd Erik Johansen, Julio Rosenstock, Jyothis T. George and Nikolaus Marx

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:35

    Content type: Commentary

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  39. In Nigeria, there is a prevalence of aversive life circumstances that frequently assail the mental health and well-being of the citizens, mitigating the impact of which necessitates the institution of psychoth...

    Authors: Adeboye Olakunle Bamgboye, Ibrahim Adebayo Hassan, Yusuff Adebayo Adebisi, Rachael Oluwatoyosi Farayola and Theogene Uwizeyimana

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:34

    Content type: Commentary

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  40. Drug use evaluation is a structured, methodological, and criteria-based drug assessment system that helps to evaluate the actual trend of drug use in a particular setting. If drug prescription practices are in...

    Authors: Bereket Bahiru Tefera, Melese Getachew and Bekalu Kebede

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:31

    Content type: Review

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  41. Advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs) represent an important cornerstone for innovation in healthcare. However, uncertainty on the value, the high average cost per patient and their one-shot nature has r...

    Authors: Virginia Ronco, Myriam Dilecce, Elena Lanati, Pier Luigi Canonico and Claudio Jommi

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:30

    Content type: Research

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  42. Monitoring adverse drug reactions is a vital issue to ensure drug safety and to protect the general public from medication-related harmful effects. In order to properly monitor drug safety, a regulatory system...

    Authors: Zuzaan Zulzaga, Erdenetuya Myagmarsuren, Herman J. Woerdenbag and Eugene P. van Puijenbroek

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2021 14:15

    Content type: Commentary

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