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  1. Retail drug sellers are a major source of health care and medicines in many countries. In Tanzania, drug shops are widely used, particularly in rural and underserved areas. Previously, the shops were allowed t...

    Authors: Edmund Rutta, Jafary Liana, Martha Embrey, Keith Johnson, Suleiman Kimatta, Richard Valimba, Rachel Lieber, Elizabeth Shekalaghe and Hiiti Sillo

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2015 8:23

    Content type: Policy analysis

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2015 8:29

  2. Nunavut is an Arctic territory in Canada subject to many social, economic and health disparities in comparison to the rest of the nation. The territory is affected by health care provision challenges caused by...

    Authors: Sandra J. Romain, Jillian C. Kohler and Kue Young

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2015 8:22

    Content type: Research

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  3. In 2007, the Sixtieth World Health Assembly (WHA) passed a resolution entitled “Better medicines for children” and subsequently the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended the inclusion of child-appropriat...

    Authors: Xavier Nsabagasani, Ebba Hansen, Anthony Mbonye, Freddie Ssengooba, Herbert Muyinda, James Mugisha and Jasper Ogwal-Okeng

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2015 8:19

    Content type: Research article

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  4. The purpose of this study is to describe trends in the utilization of antihypertensive medications, overall and by type of medication, specifically thiazide diuretics, as well as uncontrolled hypertension, in ...

    Authors: Rawan Saadeh, Dima Qato, Ali Khader, Yousef Shahin and Akihiro Seita

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2015 8:17

    Content type: Research article

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  5. To explore the availability and utilization of the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended priority life-saving medicines for children under five in public health facilities in Uganda.

    Authors: Xavier Nsabagasani, Jasper Ogwal-Okeng, Anthony Mbonye, Freddie Ssengooba, Simon Muhumuza and Ebba Holme Hansen

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2015 8:18

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Taiwan’s National Health Insurance (NHI) has encouraged physicians to use “chronic medication prescriptions” for patients with stable chronic diseases since 1995. Patients are allowed to refill such prescripti...

    Authors: Jason C Hsu, Dennis Ross-Degnan, Anita K Wagner, Ching-Lan Cheng, Yea-Huei Kao Yang, Fang Zhang and Christine Y Lu

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2015 8:15

    Content type: Research article

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  7. In the management of HIV infection, tenofovir is preferred to its predecessors – zidovudine and stavudine – in the antiretroviral therapy (ART) nucleoside backbone. Tenofovir’s (TDF) preference is based on its...

    Authors: Francis Kalemeera, Assegid T Mengistu and Johannes Gaeseb

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2015 8:14

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Benin established a revolving drug fund (RDF) for essential asthma medicines in 2008. We evaluated the operation of the RDF and assessed whether there was interruption of supply of asthma medicine from 2008 to...

    Authors: Gildas Agodokpessi, Nadia Aït-Khaled, Martin Gninafon, Leon Tawo, Wilfried Bekou, Christophe Perrin, Karen Bissell, Nils Billo, Donald A Enarson and Chen-Yuan Chiang

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2015 8:12

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Tanzania suffers a severe shortage of pharmaceutical staff. This negatively affects the provision of pharmaceutical services and access to medicines, particularly in rural areas. Task shifting has been propose...

    Authors: Karin A Wiedenmayer, Ntuli Kapologwe, James Charles, Fiona Chilunda and Siana Mapunjo

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2015 8:13

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Generic medicine prescribing has become a common practice in public hospitals. However, the trend in private medical centres seems to be different. The objective of this study was to investigate knowledge, per...

    Authors: Rohit Kumar, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Fahad Saleem, Alian A Alrasheedy, Navneet Kaur, Zhi Yen Wong and Muhamad Ali SK Abdul Kader

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2015 8:11

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The Brazilian constitution guarantees the right to health, including access to medicines. In May 2004, Brazil’s government announced the “Farmácia Popular” Program (FPP) as a new mechanism to improve the Brazilia...

    Authors: Isabel Cristina Martins Emmerick, José Miguel do Nascimento Jr, Marco Aurélio Pereira, Vera Lucia Luiza and Dennis Ross-Degnan

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2015 8:10

    Content type: Research article

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