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  1. Polypharmacy and potentially inappropriate medications (PIM) are common among older adults. To guide appropriate prescribing, healthcare professionals often rely on explicit criteria to identify and deprescrib...

    Authors: Chee Tao Chang, Huan Keat Chan, Wee Kooi Cheah, Maw Pin Tan, Alan Swee Hock Ch’ng, Chiann Ni Thiam, Nor Azlina Abu Bakar, Weng Keong Yau, Muhammad Radzi Abu Hassan, Philip Rajan, Kar Choon Tan, Subashini Ambigapathy, Paranthaman Vengadasalam, Surina Zaman Huri, HS Arvinder-Singh, Chern Choong Thum…
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:122
  2. Evaluation of diabetes knowledge plays a pivotal role in identifying and addressing patients’ knowledge gaps. The implementation of a standardized diabetes knowledge assessment tool is important to ensure cons...

    Authors: Phei Ching Lim, Retha Rajah, Yen Li Lim, Jason Lye Hin Kam, Te Ying Wong, Vivegananth Krishnanmurthi, Chee Tao Chang, Mun Teng Cheah, Nur Dayana Kamaruzzaman, Wee Toong Tan, Eng Seng Lee and Hadzliana Zainal
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:121
  3. In middle-income countries like Nigeria, the misuse of antibiotics by consumers is posing serious threats to public health. This is contributing to the alarming increase in antimicrobial resistance, which is r...

    Authors: Wuraola Akande-Sholabi and Eunice Oyesiji
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:120
  4. The widespread use of short-acting beta-2 agonists (SABA) as an as-needed treatment for asthma is well-established. However, excessive use of SABA has been linked to undesirable outcomes such as increased risk...

    Authors: Zhe Chi Loh, Rabia Hussain, Siew Chin Ong, Bandana Saini, Jaya Muneswarao, Anees ur-Rehman and Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:119
  5. Community pharmacists form a vital part of the health system all around the globe. Pharmacy remuneration models are aimed to ensure that pharmacies are sustained, and pharmacists could provide cost-effective s...

    Authors: Rabia Hussain and Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:118
  6. Assuring the quality of medical products manufactured, imported or distributed in francophone sub-Saharan Africa remains a challenge, despite positive signals like the growing engagement in the benchmarking of...

    Authors: Cécile Macé, Jean-Baptiste Nikiema, Omar Serigne Sarr, Patient Ciza Hamuli, Roland Djang’eing’a Marini, Richard Cizungu Neci, Pernette Bourdillon Esteve and Raffaella Ravinetto
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:117
  7. Patient education is identified as one of the core and fundamental management strategies in the management of allergic rhinitis. The Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) guidelines developed guida...

    Authors: Chii-Chii Chew, Xin-Jie Lim, Pathma Letchumanan, Maithrea Suresh Narayanan, Philip Rajan and Chee Ping Chong
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:116
  8. The purpose of this study is to find out how much pharmacists know and have used ChatGPT in their practice. We investigated the advantages and disadvantages of utilizing ChatGPT in a pharmacy context, the amou...

    Authors: Khawla Abu Hammour, Hamza Alhamad, Fahmi Y. Al-Ashwal, Abdulsalam Halboup, Rana Abu Farha and Adnan Abu Hammour
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:115

    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:129

  9. Community pharmacists (CPs) have the capacity to contribute to patient care given their expertise in medication and accessibility to residents in the community. However, multidisciplinary patient care programm...

    Authors: Joy Boon Ka Chong, Clivia Yao Hua Yap, Shawn Lien Ler Tan, Xuan Rong Thong, Yang Fang and Helen E. Smith
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:114
  10. Polypharmacy and the use of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) are prevalent among older patients admitted to hospitals, posing a heightened risk of adverse drug events. This trial aims to evaluate t...

    Authors: Chee Tao Chang, Siew Li Teoh, Wee Kooi Cheah, Pei Jia Lee, Muhammad Azuan Azman, Shiau Hui Ling, Angie Su Ching Chuah, Noor Hamizah Sabki, Doris George, Hoey Lin Oh, Jing Yi Goh, Siew Huang Lee, Wai Keng Foong, Jason Choong Yin Lee, Huan Keat Chan, Lee Rhui Teoh…
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:113
  11. Continuing professional development (CPD) is essential for pharmacists to maintain and enhance their knowledge and skills. The purpose of this research was to collect data about the perception of pharmacists i...

    Authors: Khalid Awad Al-Kubaisi, Asim Ahmed Elnour and Adel Sadeq
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:112
  12. The South African National Drug Policy (SA-NDP) was introduced to promote rational medicine use (RMU). This study evaluates the quality of prescribing in the public healthcare sector in South Africa's Limpopo ...

    Authors: Onyinye Onyeka Akunne, Vutomi Valoyi, Alexander Wehmeyer, Yasmina Johnson and Renier Coetzee
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:111
  13. MyDispense is a free online virtual simulation software developed by Monash University. The software facilitates students to practise, apply and hone the skills of a pharmacist in a realistic environment witho...

    Authors: Harjit Kaur Khera, Emily Mannix, Reem Moussa and Vivienne Mak
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:110
  14. For pharmaceutical companies, it is essential to define their long-term corporate strategy. This especially involves the pipeline progress of pharmaceuticals and portfolio management. The objective of this stu...

    Authors: Melanie Büssgen and Marcel A. Büssgen
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:109
  15. Pharmaceutical care is an essential component of healthcare services, and patient satisfaction with these services is crucial for improving overall health outcomes. We aimed to evaluate patient satisfaction an...

    Authors: Hamzeh Al Zabadi, Renad Shraim, Raya Sawalha and Abdulsalam Alkaiyat
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:108
  16. Antimicrobial resistance is a public health challenge affecting all aspects of healthcare systems. Policies to reduce antimicrobial resistance should be implemented and monitored in community pharmacies, becau...

    Authors: Abdulmuminu Isah, Azeez Babatunde Aina, Kenechukwu C. Ben-Umeh, Chinyere A. Onyekwum, Cynthia C. Egbuemike, Cheleolisa V. Ezechukwu, Daniel O. Umoru and Regina N. Nechi
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:107
  17. Until 2010, stage III or IV malignant melanoma (MM) had a poor prognosis. The discovery of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) in 2011 changed the treatment landscape. Promising results in patient survival wit...

    Authors: Dilay Özdemir and Melanie Büssgen
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:106
  18. Professional organisations exist as international or national organisations, with each country establishing at least one national professional association. There remains a knowledge gap about factors that infl...

    Authors: Louisa Sullivan, Jun Ni Ho, You Zhuan Lee, Garba Mohammed Khalid, Anisha Kaur Sandhu, Sherly Meilianti, Farah Aqqad and Renly Lim
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:105
  19. Awareness regarding coping with sick days among patients with diabetes is limited. Thus, we evaluated the effectiveness of sick-day education by community pharmacists among patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) ...

    Authors: Keisuke Kado, Hiroshi Okada, Shota Suzuki, Masako Satake, Toru Yamazaki, Mayumi Kurosawa, Mie Yamamoto, Miho Takahashi and Takeo Nakayama
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:104
  20. The outbreak of COVID-19 in the late 2019 led to major global health crises, including morbidities and mortalities. The pandemic has adversely affected the supply chain of essential health commodities globally...

    Authors: Pius Ipagala, Eulambius M. Mlugu, Rogers Mwakalukwa and Godeliver A. Kagashe
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:103
  21. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) poses a significant public health challenge. CKD patients have compromised renal function, which not only alters the pharmacokinetics of drugs but also their pharmacodynamics. Adju...

    Authors: Roheena Zafar, Inayat Ur Rehman, Yasar Shah, Zahid Ali, Long Chiau Ming and Tahir Mehmood Khan
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:102
  22. Pharmacy medicine (P) is obtained exclusively from a pharmacy under the supervision of a pharmacist. This study aims to understand the perception of healthcare professionals towards the dispensing separation, ...

    Authors: Rabi’atul Nur Amalia Abdullah Juperi, Hui Poh Goh, Inayat Ur Rehman, Kah Seng Lee, Long Chiau Ming and Andi Hermansyah
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:101
  23. Due to the importance of procurement of medicines and medical supplies during disasters and the significance of an existing resilient supply chain, the present study aimed to explore the causes, strategies, an...

    Authors: Peivand Bastani, Omid Sadeghkhani, Parisa Bikine, Gholamhossein Mehralian, Mahnaz Samadbeik and Ramin Ravangard
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:99
  24. Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is the principal cause of death in developing countries including Ethiopia. No study reports the overall patterns of risk factors and burden of in-hospital mortality in Ethiopia. ...

    Authors: Bekalu Kebede, Melese Getachew, Samuel Agegnew, Ephrem Mebratu Dagnew, Dehnnet Abebe, Anteneh Belayneh, Bantayehu Addis Tegegne, Tiringo Kebede, Mekides Kiflu, Yalemgeta Biyazin and Yoseph Merkeb Alamneh
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:98
  25. Pharmacists’ knowledge and attitude toward Emergency Oral Contraception (EOC) can affect users’ access to EOCs, especially where EOCs are provided by pharmacists without the need for prescriptions. We conducte...

    Authors: Nattawut Leelakanok, Krittaphas Kangwanrattanakul, Arpa Petchsomrit, Bannawich Sapapsap, Tippawan Siritientong and Janthima Methaneethorn
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:97
  26. This study aimed to validate a specialized competency framework for industry pharmacists and assess correlates related to the competency domains in a pilot sample.

    Authors: Hala Sacre, May Saab, Chadia Haddad, Mansour Haddad, Rony M. Zeenny, Marwan Akel, Aline Hajj, Katia Iskandar and Pascale Salameh
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:96
  27. Antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) program aims to optimise antimicrobial utilisation and curb antimicrobial resistance. We investigated the clinical impact of AMS among patients with carbapenem in medical wards ...

    Authors: Anitha Ramadas, Rahela Ambaras Khan, Khairil Erwan Khalid, Chee Loon Leong and Mohd Makmor-Bakry
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:94
  28. Over-the-counter medications (OTC) are safe and effective when patients follow the patient’s information leaflet (PIL) instructions and/or the instructions given by healthcare professionals (HCPs). However, OT...

    Authors: Michael Petrides, Aliki Peletidi, Christos Petrou, Evangelia Nena, Maria Papavasili, Theodoros Constantinidis and Christos Kontogiorgis
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:93
  29. Pharmacovigilance (PV) is an essential component of patient safety and pharmacists are expected to be aware of the PV processes and willing to report ADRs. This study assessed the hospital pharmacists’ knowled...

    Authors: Sawsan Shanableh, Hadzliana Zainal, Muaed Alomar and Subish Palaian
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:92
  30. Previous studies have suggested that drug pricing could contribute to drug shortages; however, there is limited quantitative assessment of this potential causal association. This retrospective database analysi...

    Authors: Mohammad A. Alowairdhi, Fatimah H. Alhussain, Maha I. Alomran, Ohoud A. Almadani, Norah A. Alkhammash, Shayma F. Alyabes, Sultan A. Alharbi, Esraa A. Almudaiheem, Reem A. Alhaider, Sara A. Alhassan, Zainab A. Almuallem, Nuha Algain, Abdulaziz O. Alshehri, Thamir M. Alshammari and Turki A. Althunian
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:91
  31. Self-medication using over-the-counter (OTC) medicines is one of the effective self-care measures in dealing with daily health problems. Health literacy (HL) is critical to ensuring the appropriate use of OTC ...

    Authors: Shoichi Masumoto, Tomotsugu Yamakawa, Naoto Sakamoto and Tetsuhiro Maeno
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:90
  32. Despite the paucity of scientific evidence, CAM is widely used for the prevention and treatment of illness among patients with chronic kidney disease, including end-stage renal disease and kidney transplant re...

    Authors: Ghada Ben Salah, Maryam Farooqui, Mohammed Salem Alshammari, Abir Elghazali, Lamyaa Kassem, Nada Ibrahim, Imen Ben Abdelmalek and Muhammad Kamran Rasheed
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:89
  33. Demand for diabetes care and prevention has increased due to Saudi Arabia’s high prevalence of diabetes mellitus and its insufficient treatment. This raised awareness of the significance of community pharmacis...

    Authors: Muhammad Kamran Rasheed, Syed Shahzad Hasan, Abdulmajeed Alqasoumi and Zaheer Ud-Din Babar
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:87
  34. This study aimed to validate the content of the specialized competency frameworks for pharmacists working in hospital settings (hospital and clinical pharmacists) and pilot the frameworks for practice assessment.

    Authors: Nibal Chamoun, Elsy Ramia, Hala Sacre, Mansour Haddad, Chadia Haddad, Aline Hajj, Joya Namnoum, Rony M. Zeenny, Katia Iskandar, Marwan Akel and Pascale Salameh
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:86
  35. COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges to the ward pharmacy practice. Challenges arose due to new norms in the ward pharmacy practice. Adaptive measures to overcome these challenges were important to sustain...

    Authors: Chew Beng Ng, You Leng Tan, Ros Sakinah Kamaludin, Chee Tao Chang, Chii-Chii Chew, Wai Keng Foong, Siew Huang Lee, Normi Hamdan and Su Yin Ong
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:85
  36. Precision oncology medicines represent a paradigm shift compared to non-precision oncology medicines in cancer therapy, in some situations delivering more clinical benefit, and potentially lowering healthcare ...

    Authors: Raymond H. Henderson, Declan French, Elaine Stewart, Dave Smart, Adam Idica, Sandra Redmond, Markus Eckstein, Jordan Clark, Richard Sullivan, Peter Keeling and Mark Lawler
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:84
  37. Pharmacist’s involvement in optimizing medication adherence among diabetic patients has been implemented for over a decade. Diabetes Medication Therapy Adherence Clinic (DMTAC) was set up to educate diabetic p...

    Authors: Phei Ching Lim, Hooi Hoon Tan, Nurul Ain Mohd Noor, Chee Tao Chang, Te Ying Wong, Ee Linn Tan, Chiou Ting Ong, Kalyhani Nagapa, Lee Shyong Tai, Wei Ping Chan, Yong Boey Sin, Yin Shan Tan, Shanty Velaiutham and Rohaizan Mohd Hanafiah
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:83
  38. Residents in residential aged care facilities (RACFs) have a high number of medication-related problems. Integrating on-site pharmacists (OSPs) into this setting is a possible solution and is currently gaining...

    Authors: Ibrahim Haider, Sam Kosari, Mark Naunton, Jane Koerner, Michael Dale, Sundus Nizamani and Rachel Davey
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:82
  39. Heart failure is an ever-growing contributor to morbidity and mortality in the ageing population. Medication adherence rates among the HF population vary widely in the literature, with a reported range of 10–9...

    Authors: Chloe Cheng, Gemma Donovan, Naseer Al-Jawad and Zahraa Jalal
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:81
  40. Biosimilars constitute a pathway for sustainable financing of healthcare systems in the era of expensive biologics. However, such a pathway is not free of challenges. Since the biosimilars market is expanding ...

    Authors: Ahmad Nader Fasseeh, Baher Elezbawy, Kareem Ahmed El-Fass, Mary GamaI, Ahmed Seyam, Noha Hayek, Nagwan Abdel Rahman, Sohir Abdelhamid, Nader Fasseeh, Amr Shafik Saad, Ahmed Elagamy, Akram Mahmoud, Amal Samir Sedrak, Khaled Elshazly, Mariam Eldebeiky, Monica Talaat…
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:79
  41. In the absence of similar studies in Lebanon, this study aimed at upgrading and validating the Lebanese specialized competencies framework for community pharmacists (SCF-CP) as a tool to transform community pr...

    Authors: Fouad Sakr, Marwan Akel, Hala Sacre, Chadia Haddad, Samah Tawil, Jihan Safwan, Aline Hajj, Rony M. Zeenny, Katia Iskandar and Pascale Salameh
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:77
  42. The inappropriate use of antibiotics in pediatrics contributes to antimicrobial resistance. Behavior change intervention involving education to improve the use of antibiotics is a strategy included in antimicr...

    Authors: Isabel Naomi Aika and Ehijie Enato
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:76
  43. Pharmacists must cater to seniors’ needs and communicate better in delivering pharmaceutical care. However, pharmaceutical care for seniors is unique since they commonly depend on support from their social env...

    Authors: Niken Nur Widyakusuma, Sri Suryawati, Chairun Wiedyaningsih, Probosuseno and Retna Siwi Padmawati
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:75
  44. Self-medication is a worldwide issue that requires special attention due to the potentially harmful effects it can have not only on pregnant women but also on the fetus.

    Authors: Fentaw Girmaw, Ashenafi Kibret Sendekie, Betelhem Mesfin and Abebe Tarekegn Kassaw
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:74

    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:95

  45. Buyers of medicines and vaccines are increasingly interested in pooling their procurement to improve access to affordable and quality-assured health commodities. However, the academic literature has provided n...

    Authors: Koray Parmaksiz, Roland Bal, Hester van de Bovenkamp and Maarten Olivier Kok
    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2023 16:73

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