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  1. Commentary

    The changing landscape of expanded access to investigational drugs for patients with unmet medical needs: ethical implications

    When patients are told that standard medical treatment options have been exhausted, their treating physicians may start looking for promising new drugs that are not yet approved, and still under investigation....

    Eline M. Bunnik, Nikkie Aarts and Suzanne van de Vathorst

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2017 10:10

    Published on: 21 February 2017

  2. Research

    Capacity for ethical and regulatory review of herbal trials in developing countries: a case study of Moringa oleifera research in HIV-infected patients

    Lack of regulatory capacity limits the conduct of ethical and rigorous trials of herbal medicines in developing countries. Sharing ethical and regulatory experiences of successful herbal trials may accelerate ...

    Tsitsi G. Monera-Penduka, Charles C. Maponga, Gene D. Morse and Charles F. B. Nhachi

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2017 10:9

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  3. Research

    Civil society engagement in multi-stakeholder dialogue: a qualitative study exploring the opinions and perceptions of MeTA members

    The Medicines Transparency Alliance (MeTA) is an initiative that brings together all stakeholders in the medicines market to create a multi-stakeholder dialogue and improve access, availability and affordabili...

    Gemma L. Buckland-Merrett, Catherine Kilkenny and Tim Reed

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2017 10:5

    Published on: 6 January 2017

  4. Research

    Approval status and evidence for WHO essential medicines for children in the United States, United Kingdom, and Japan: a cross-sectional study

    The WHO Model List of Essential Medicines for Children (EMLc) covers medicines for globally high-burden diseases. Regulatory approval in high-income countries ensures evidence and dosage form but usually focus...

    Rumiko Shimazawa and Masayuki Ikeda

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2017 10:4

    Published on: 6 January 2017

  5. Research

    The choice between a ritonavir-boosted protease inhibitor- and a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor-based regimen for initiation of antiretroviral treatment – results from an observational study in Germany

    This study aims at identifying predictors of the treatment decision of German physicians with regard to a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) or a ritonavir-boosted protease inhibitor (PI/r)...

    Jörg Mahlich, Mona Groß, Alexander Kuhlmann, Johannes Bogner, Hans Heiken and Matthias Stoll

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2016 9:39

    Published on: 30 December 2016

  6. Research

    Assessing medication packaging and labelling appropriateness in Sri Lanka

    There is substantial evidence of poor dispensing practices with inadequate packaging and labelling of medicines, and limited advice on their usage in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). We examined the la...

    N. Athuraliya, E. J. Walkom, S. Dharmaratne and J. Robertson

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2016 9:38

    Published on: 25 November 2016

  7. Commentary

    Fighting poor-quality medicines in low- and middle-income countries: the importance of advocacy and pedagogy

    The globalization of pharmaceutical production has not been accompanied by a strengthening and harmonization of the regulatory systems worldwide. Thus, the global market is characterized today by a situation o...

    Raffaella Ravinetto, Daniel Vandenbergh, Cécile Macé, Corinne Pouget, Brigitte Renchon, Jean Rigal, Benedetta Schiavetti and Jean-Michel Caudron

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2016 9:36

    Published on: 10 November 2016

  8. Short Report

    Impact of switching from intravenous to oral linezolid therapy in Japanese patients: a retrospective cohort study

    High oral bioavailability of antimicrobial agents can result in the replacement of intravenous (IV) therapy with oral therapy when a patient meets defined clinical criteria. However, few studies have evaluated...

    Akihiro Tanaka, Akiko Yano, Shinichi Watanabe, Mamoru Tanaka and Hiroaki Araki

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2016 9:35

    Published on: 28 October 2016

  9. Research

    An assessment of the future impact of alternative technologies on antibiotics markets

    The increasing threat of antimicrobial resistance combined with the paucity of new classes of antibiotics represents a serious public health challenge. New treatment technologies could, in theory, have a signi...

    Ejike Nwokoro, Ross Leach, Christine Årdal, Enrico Baraldi, Kellie Ryan and Jens Plahte

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2016 9:34

    Published on: 26 October 2016

  10. Editorial

    Medicine and the future of health: reflecting on the past to forge ahead

    The development of new therapies has a rich history, evolves quickly with societal trends, and will have an exciting future. The last century has seen an exponential increase in complex interactions between me...

    Dale Fisher, Paul Wicks and Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2016 9:33

    Published on: 25 October 2016

  11. Research

    Impact of pharmacists as immunizers on influenza vaccination coverage in the community-setting in Nova Scotia, Canada: 2013-2015

    Annual immunization is the most effective way to prevent influenza and its associated complications. However, optimal immunization rates are not being met in Nova Scotia, Canada. Additional providers, such as ...

    Jennifer E. Isenor, Jessica L. Killen, Beverly A. Billard, Shelly A. McNeil, Donna MacDougall, Beth A. Halperin, Kathryn L. Slayter and Susan K. Bowles

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2016 9:32

    Published on: 19 October 2016

  12. Review

    Towards the just and sustainable use of antibiotics

    The emergence and spread of antibiotic resistant pathogens poses a big challenge to policy-makers, who need to oversee the transformation of health systems that evolved to provide easy access to these drugs in...

    Gemma L. Buckland Merrett, Gerald Bloom, Annie Wilkinson and Hayley MacGregor

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2016 9:31

    Published on: 7 October 2016

  13. Research

    Fighting falsified medicines with paperwork – a historic review of Danish legislation governing distribution of medicines

    Many areas of pharmaceutical legislation in the European Union (EU) are harmonised in order to promote the internal market and protect public health. Ideally, harmonisation leads to less fragmented regulation ...

    Rasmus Borup, Susanne Kaae, Timo Minssen and Janine Traulsen

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2016 9:30

    Published on: 6 October 2016

  14. Research

    Novel models to improve access to medicines for chronic diseases in South Africa: an analysis of stakeholder perspectives on community-based distribution models

    The rising demand for chronic disease treatment and the barriers to accessing these medicines have led to the development of novel models for distributing medicines in South Africa’s public sector, including d...

    Bvudzai Priscilla Magadzire, Bruno Marchal and Kim Ward

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2016 9:28

    Published on: 1 October 2016

  15. Review

    Is there potential for the future provision of triage services in community pharmacy?

    Worldwide the demands on emergency and primary health care services are increasing. General practitioners and accident and emergency departments are often used unnecessarily for the treatment of minor ailments...

    Louise E. Curley, Janice Moody, Rukshar Gobarani, Trudi Aspden, Maree Jensen, Maureen McDonald, John Shaw and Janie Sheridan

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2016 9:29

    Published on: 29 September 2016

  16. Research

    Use of a fictitious community-based virtual teaching platform to aid in the teaching of pharmacy practice skills: Student perspectives after initial implementation

    Providing patient-centred care requires pharmacy students to learn how to interact effectively and understand individual differences that can influence patients’ health. The School of Pharmacy at The University o...

    Louise E. Curley, Maureen McDonald and Trudi Aspden

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2016 9:24

    Published on: 22 September 2016

  17. Research

    Assessment of WHO/INRUD core drug use indicators in two tertiary care hospitals of Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan

    Medicines are a main therapeutic intervention provided within hospitals and their proper use in the outpatient setting is important for patients and the community. The objective of this study was to evaluate d...

    Muhammad Atif, Muhammad Rehan Sarwar, Muhammad Azeem, Danial Umer, Abdul Rauf, Arslan Rasool, Muhammad Ahsan and Shane Scahill

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2016 9:27

    Published on: 22 September 2016

  18. Commentary

    The fate of the new pharmacy bill: going backwards or forwards?

    The proposed Pharmacy Bill of Malaysia which served to consolidate and harmonise the existing pharmacy legislation which has been used for more than 60 years. This new Pharmacy Bill contains 17 parts and a tot...

    Kah Seng Lee, Yen Wei Lim and Long Chiau Ming

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2016 9:25

    Published on: 22 September 2016

  19. Research

    Prescription medicine sharing: exploring patients’ beliefs and experiences

    Prescription medicine sharing has been defined as the lending of medicines (giving prescription medicines to someone else) or borrowing of medicines (being given and using a medicine prescribed for another per...

    Kebede Beyene, Trudi Aspden and Janie Sheridan

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2016 9:23

    Published on: 9 September 2016

  20. Research

    Assessment of current prescribing practices using World Health Organization core drug use and complementary indicators in selected rural community pharmacies in Southern India

    Due to the lack of clear, comprehensive, and rational drug policy, the production of pharmaceutical preparations in India is distorted for the most part. Indian markets are flooded with more than 70,000 formul...

    Anandhasayanam Aravamuthan, Mohanavalli Arputhavanan, Kannan Subramaniam and Sam Johnson Udaya Chander J

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2016 10:1

    Published on: 19 July 2016

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