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  1. Poor job satisfaction has been associated with less productivity and high staff turnover. Various factors are thought to contribute for job dissatisfaction among pharmacy professionals and very limited studies...

    Authors: Yohanes Ayele, Behailu Hawulte, Tilayie Feto, G. Vijai Basker and Yadeta Dessie Bacha

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:11

    Content type: Research

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  2. Substandard and falsified medicines, mainly prevalent in low and middle-income countries (LMICs), cause avoidable morbidity and mortality, and put at stake the performance of health systems. They may be preven...

    Authors: B. Schiavetti, E. Wynendaele, V. Melotte, J. Van der Elst, B. De Spiegeleer and R. Ravinetto

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:9

    Content type: Short report

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  3. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an imminent threat to modern medicine. As the efficacy of treatment regimens is reduced, mortality and morbidity attributed to infectious diseases is expected to rise dramatic...

    Authors: Lyduine Nisabwe, Hirwa Brice, Marie Christine Umuhire, Olivia Gwira, Jean De Dieu Harelimana, Zephanie Nzeyimana, Osee Rurambya Sebatunzi, Emmanuel Kamanzi Rusingiza, Innocent Hahirwa and Claude Mambo Muvunyi

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:7

    Content type: Research

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  4. As the lockdowns are being observed all over the globe and the national level pharmacy professionals are performing frontline roles, this editorial highlights the role of pharmacists in the COVID − 19 pandemic...

    Authors: Nadia Bukhari, Huma Rasheed, Bismah Nayyer and Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:8

    Content type: Editorial

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  5. To assess the variation in price among different brands of anticancer medicines available in hospital pharmacies at Nepalese cancer hospitals.

    Authors: Sunil Shrestha, Ramesh Sharma Poudel, Bhuvan KC, Bhupendra Kumar Poudel, Binaya Sapkota, Sabina Sharma and Anil Khadka

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:6

    Content type: Research

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  6. There has been increased demand for greater public accountability and transparency of private sector-led global health partnership programs. This study critically reviews and pilot tests the World Health Organ...

    Authors: Chukwuemeka A. Umeh, Peter C. Rockers, Richard Laing, Ovi Wagh and Veronika J. Wirtz

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:5

    Content type: Research

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  7. Pharmaceutical companies actively advertise their branded antibiotics, which influence their sales at community pharmacies. The major proportion of out of pocket health spending is on medicine; and affordabili...

    Authors: Pramesh Koju, Stéphane P. Rousseau, Marc Van der Putten, Archana Shrestha and Rajeev Shrestha

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:4

    Content type: Research

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  8. Authors: Salman Mehmood, Syed Muhammad Farid Hasan, Chinara Maratovna Razzakova, Liliya Eugenevna Ziganshina, Azjargal Ganbat, Tsetsegmaa Sanjjav, Bruce Sunderland, Gantuya Dorj, Gereltuya Dorj, Satibi Satibi, M. Rifqi Rokhman, Hardika Aditama, Ika Kartini, Rini Ambarsari, Fajar Pramesti, Peng Yeow Loh…

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13(Suppl 1):3

    Content type: Meeting abstracts

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 1

  9. Understanding why adults resort to herbal medicine can help in planning interventions aimed at increasing awareness regarding herbal use. This study sought to investigate the prevalence and to determine factor...

    Authors: Faris El-Dahiyat, Mohamed Rashrash, Sawsan Abuhamdah, Rana Abu Farha and Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:2

    Content type: Research

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  10. In recent years, there has been increasing pressure on public health systems in high-income countries due to high medicines prices, one of the underlying causes of which are the market monopolies granted to ph...

    Authors: Yuanqiong Hu, Dimitri Eynikel, Pascale Boulet and Gaelle Krikorian

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:1

    Content type: Review

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  11. HIV in Pakistan is concentrated to people who inject drugs (PWID) and easy accessibility of narcotics to this population cannot be disregarded as a risk factor of growing encumbrance of AIDS in the country. Al...

    Authors: Tauqeer Hussain Mallhi, Yusra Habib Khan, Amjad Khan, Nasser Hadal Alotaibi, Abdulaziz Ibrahim Alzarea and Furqan Khurshid Hashmi

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2019 12:37

    Content type: Letter to the editor

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  12. Following publication of the original article [1], we have been notified of a few errors in the figures:

    Authors: Cristiane Mota Soares, Beatriz Nascimento, Luisa Arueira Chaves, Rondineli Mendes Silva, Maria Auxiliadora Oliveira and Vera Lucia Luiza

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2019 12:35

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2019 12:33

  13. Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) is accepted as the most reliable marker for assessing chronic glycemia. The present study aimed to investigate glycemic control in cardiovascular outcome trials (CVOTs) performed by...

    Authors: Rumiko Shimazawa and Masayuki Ikeda

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2019 12:30

    Content type: Research

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  14. Medicines wastage is one of the challenges of health supply chain management in developing countries including Ethiopia. However, there is lack of objective evidence on the detailed underlying causes of medici...

    Authors: Esayas Tadesse Gebremariam, Dawit Teshome Gebregeorgise and Teferi Gedif Fenta

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2019 12:29

    Content type: Research

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  15. Infertility is a major challenge for couples globally. Due to low income levels and the high cost of other assisted reproductive techniques, pharmacotherapy remain the major first line treatment option for inf...

    Authors: Stephen Mensah Arhin, Kwesi Boadu Mensah, Evans Agbeno, Vitus Sambo Badii and Charles Ansah

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2019 12:28

    Content type: Research

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  16. The Kuwaiti drug regulatory authority (DRA) lack a structured classification system for the assessment of imported herbal medicines (HMs), which leads to ambiguity in the registration process. This study aimed...

    Authors: Azhar H. Alostad, Douglas T. Steinke and Ellen I. Schafheutle

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2019 12:32

    Content type: Research

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  17. Quality issues in pharmaceuticals are identified as a huge global and public health problem, especially with reference to low- and middle-income countries like Pakistan. The 2011 “Fake Drug Crisis” acted as a ...

    Authors: Huma Rasheed, Ludwig Hoellein, Khalid Saeed Bukhari and Ulrike Holzgrabe

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2019 12:23

    Content type: Review

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  18. Two billion people worldwide, predominantly in low- and middle-income countries, cannot consistently access required essential medications, thus affecting their ability to attain optimal health outcomes. Acces...

    Authors: Marcia McLean, Jillian Clare Kohler and Danny Edwards

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2019 12:26

    Content type: Research

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  19. To identify and analyze the criteria, approaches, and conceptual frameworks, used for national/international priority setting.

    Authors: Alberto Frutos Pérez-Surio, Mercedes Gimeno-Gracia, Ma. Aránzazu Alcácera López, Ma. Asunción Sagredo Samanes, Ma. del Puerto Pardo Jario and Ma. del Tránsito Salvador Gómez

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2019 12:21

    Content type: Short report

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  20. To describe changes in the private market for selected originators, branded generics (‘similares’), and generic products during the 10 years following passage of the Brazilian Generics Law.

    Authors: Andréa Dâmaso Bertoldi, Anita K. Wagner, Isabel Cristina Martins Emmerick, Luisa Arueira Chaves, Peter Stephens and Dennis Ross-Degnan

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2019 12:18

    Content type: Research

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  21. Clozapine is the most effective antipsychotic for treatment-resistant schizophrenia, although serious adverse effects such as agranulocytosis and cardiomyopathy limit its use. In July 2015, Australian regulati...

    Authors: Bethany Wilson, Sara S. McMillan and Amanda J. Wheeler

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2019 12:19

    Content type: Research

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  22. The rational use of medicine improves patient’s quality of life. Excessive and inappropriate prescriptions result in severe consequences. The study of drug use patterns and prescription errors is necessary to ...

    Authors: Rajeev Shrestha and Srijana Prajapati

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2019 12:16

    Content type: Research

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  23. As part of the initiatives to increase price transparency for consumers, pharmaceutical industry in Malaysia have been encouraged to declare the wholesale and recommended retail prices (RRP) of medicines to th...

    Authors: Nur Sufiza Ahmad, Ernieda Hatah and Mohd Makmor-Bakry

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2019 12:15

    Content type: Research

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  24. Pharmaceutical pricing has only recently gained space in mainstream health science literature.

    Authors: Maria Angelica Borges dos Santos, Leticia Lucia dos Santos Dias, Cláudia Du Bocage Santos Pinto, Rondineli Mendes da Silva and Claudia Garcia Serpa Osorio-de-Castro

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2019 12:24

    Content type: Review

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  25. Methemoglobinemia (MetHb) being a rare cause of cyanosis is generally not considered in its differential diagnosis. Methemoglobinemia is an abnormal Hb produced physiologically by auto-oxidation. If this proce...

    Authors: Najia Mahmood, Mutti Ullah Khan, Ihtisham U. L. Haq, Farhat Afshan Jelani and Aayesha Tariq

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2019 12:22

    Content type: Short report

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  26. Questionnaires capture patient perspectives succinctly and at relatively low cost, making them a popular data collection tool for health researchers. However, questionnaire data can be affected by response err...

    Authors: Marissa Ayano Mes, Amy Hai Yan Chan, Vari Wileman, Caroline Brigitte Katzer, Melissa Goodbourn, Steven Towndrow, Stephanie Jane Caroline Taylor and Rob Horne

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2019 12:17

    Content type: Commentary

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  27. Few low and middle-income countries (LMIC) have fully operational pharmacovigilance structures, systems and legal framework to collect and collate safety data and evaluate the risks and benefits by active and ...

    Authors: Onome T. Abiri and Wiltshire C. N. Johnson

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2019 12:13

    Content type: Research

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  28. Improving access to medicines is a major healthcare challenge for low-income countries because the problem traverses health systems, society and multiple stakeholders. The Annapurna region of Nepal provides a ...

    Authors: Bhuvan K.C., Susan Heydon and Pauline Norris

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2019 12:11

    Content type: Research

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  29. Countries all around the globe are working to establish robust pharmacovigilance systems. Whereas the majority of the developed countries have established well-organized pharmacovigilance systems, the developi...

    Authors: Rabia Hussain and Mohamed Azmi Hassali

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2019 12:14

    Content type: Commentary

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  30. Existing literature does not provide enough information on evaluation of factors associated with pre-dialysis controlled hypertension among euvolemic hemodialysis (HD) patients. We conducted a study to evaluat...

    Authors: Amjad Khan, Amer Hayat Khan, Azreen Syazril Adnan, Syed Azhar Syed Sulaiman, Saima Mushtaq, Nafees Ahmad and Irfanullah Khan

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2019 12:10

    Content type: Research

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  31. Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Indonesia is planned to be fully implemented in 2019 through the National Health Insurance (NHI) launched in January 2014. However, limited financial resources cause health c...

    Authors: Endang Yuniarti, Yayi Suryo Prabandari, Erna Kristin and Sri Suryawati

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2019 12:7

    Content type: Research

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  32. Expired or unused medicines are potentially toxic substances that should be managed effectively to avoid accumulation of potentially toxic pharmaceuticals in the environment. In Nigeria, there is currently lim...

    Authors: Iweh Michael, Brian Ogbonna, Nduka Sunday, Maureen Anetoh and Okonta Matthew

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2019 12:12

    Content type: Research

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  33. In Kuwait, the government is planning to improve the specifications for purchase of medicine and to improve the tendering system intending to slow the growth of the expenditure for medicine and to improve the ...

    Authors: Ali Hadi Abdullah, Anke-Peggy Holtorf, Maryam Al-Hussaini, Jacinthe Lemay, Maryam Alowayesh and Zoltán Kaló

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2019 12:9

    Content type: Research

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  34. Urinary tract infections (UTI) are commonly encountered in the emergency department (ED). ED culture follow up is an important tool to provide the appropriate therapy after the identification of the causative ...

    Authors: Abdulaziz Saleh Almulhim, Ali Aldayyen, Kateryna Yenina, Adam Chiappini and Tahir Mehmood Khan

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2019 12:8

    Content type: Research

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  35. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are used worldwide for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and peptic ulcer disease (PUD). Although considered to be widely safe, PPIs have been associated wit...

    Authors: Ejaz Cheema

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2019 12:6

    Content type: Review

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  36. Pharmacy-based interventions are complex public health endeavors which include, but are not restricted to, the conventional medication supply role. In diabetes, such interventions may improve patients’ outcome...

    Authors: Suzete Costa, Maria Rute Horta, Rita Santos, Zilda Mendes, Isabel Jacinto, José Guerreiro, Maria Cary, Ana Miranda, Dennis K. Helling and Ana Paula Martins

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2019 12:5

    Content type: Review

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  37. The availability of medicines in public health facilities in Tanzania is problematic. Medicines shortages are often caused by unavailability at Medical Stores Department, the national supplier for public healt...

    Authors: Karin Wiedenmayer, Romuald Mbwasi, William Mfuko, Ezekiel Mpuya, James Charles, Fiona Chilunda, Denis Mbepera and Ntuli Kapologwe

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2019 12:4

    Content type: Research

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  38. Self-medication is a common practice globally and the resulting irrational drug use is raising concerns. Up-to-date there is no systematic study conducted on self medication practice among students or the gene...

    Authors: Zenawi Zeramariam Araia, Nahom Kiros Gebregziabher and Araia Berhane Mesfun

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2019 12:3

    Content type: Research

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  39. The National Drug Authority (NDA) inspects and certifies private and public sector pharmacies in Uganda using an indicator-based inspection tool that measures adherence to good pharmacy practices (GPP). 67 mea...

    Authors: Brian Sekayombya, David Nahamya, Laura Garabedian, Morries Seru and Birna Trap

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2019 12:2

    Content type: Research

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  40. To stimulate use of generic medicines a combination of supply and demand side mechanisms are employed in the Latvian reimbursement system. It is reported that patients have high out-of-pocket pharmaceutical sp...

    Authors: Ieva Salmane Kulikovska, Elita Poplavska, Marija Ceha and Signe Mezinska

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2019 12:1

    Content type: Research

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  41. In Ghana, there is extensive over-the-counter dispensing of antibiotics, resulting in high levels of inappropriate use, and an increase in antibiotic resistance. Regulations prevent Licenced Chemical Sellers (...

    Authors: Samuel Afari-Asiedu, John Kinsman, Ellen Boamah-Kaali, Martha Ali Abdulai, Margaret Gyapong, Osman Sankoh, Marlies Hulscher, Kwaku Poku Asante and Heiman Wertheim

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:30

    Content type: Research

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  42. High medicines prices increasingly pose challenges for universal access to treatments of communicable and non-communicable diseases. New essential medicines are often patent-protected which sustains high price...

    Authors: Ellen F. M. ‘t Hoen, Tapiwanashe Kujinga and Pascale Boulet

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:31

    Content type: Review

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