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  1. Content type: Research

    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

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  2. Content type: Review

    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

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  3. Content type: Research

    In the United States (U.S.), large price increases for selected generic drugs have elicited public outrage. Recent legislative proposals aim to increase price transparency and identify outlier drug “price spik...

    Authors: Rena M. Conti, Kevin H. Nguyen and Meredith B. Rosenthal

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:29

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  4. Content type: Research

    Pharmaceuticals are produced and consumed in increasing volume every year. Unfortunately, not all medications that go in to the hand of the consumers get consumed; large quantities remain unused or expire. The...

    Authors: Yohanes Ayele and Mulu Mamu

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:27

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  5. Content type: Review

    Canadians have long been proud of their universal health insurance system, which publicly funds the cost of physician visits and hospitalizations at the point of care. Prescription drugs however, have been sub...

    Authors: Jaden Brandt, Brenna Shearer and Steven G. Morgan

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:28

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  6. Content type: Research

    Cancer has become the third cause of death in Mexico. Treatment for cancer is often complex and lengthy. New and better medicines enter the market at high prices, which may limit access. Like most Latin Americ...

    Authors: Daniela Moye-Holz, Rene Soria Saucedo, Jitse P van Dijk, Sijmen A Reijneveld and Hans V Hogerzeil

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:25

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  7. Content type: Research

    Rational prescribing remains an important component of rational drug use. The World Health Organization (WHO) standardized and validated core prescribing indicators for evaluating prescribing pattern of drugs....

    Authors: Tigist Gashaw, Mekonnen Sisay, Getnet Mengistu and Firehiwot Amare

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:26

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  8. Content type: Commentary

    A strong pharmaceutical sector is a precondition for effective and efficient health care and financing systems, and thus for achieving the best possible health of a population. Supported by visionary, long-ter...

    Authors: Martin Oteba, Anita Katharina Wagner, Morries Seru, Martha Embrey and Birna Trap

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:23

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  9. Content type: Research

    The United States-Peru Free Trade Agreement required changes in the Peruvian pharmaceutical legislation that resulted in the National Drug Policy (NDP) of 2009. This study evaluated the registration of brand a...

    Authors: Lita Araujo and Michael Montagne

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:24

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  10. Content type: Research

    The emergency response phase to HIV epidemic in Nigeria and other countries saw to the deployment of donors’ resources with little consideration for country ownership (CO) and sustainability. The progress that...

    Authors: Ademola Joshua Itiola and Kenneth Anene Agu

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:21

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  11. Content type: Research

    Pharmacists are critical for attaining the goal of universal health coverage and equitable access to essential health services, particularly in relation to access to medicines and medicines expertise. We descr...

    Authors: Aniekan Ekpenyong, Arit Udoh, Eneyi Kpokiri and Ian Bates

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:20

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  12. Content type: Review

    In Australia, community pharmacists are increasingly being integrated into the healthcare system. A range of services in pharmacies are government-funded aiming to prevent chronic diseases and improve the qual...

    Authors: Vera H. Buss, Alison Shield, Sam Kosari and Mark Naunton

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:22

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  13. Content type: Research

    Obesity is now widely regarded as a main contributor to poor health. Involvement of community pharmacists can be a valuable tool in obesity management. However, there is still a lack of data in Malaysia on the...

    Authors: Rohit Kumar Verma, Thomas Paraidathathu, Nur Akmar Taha and Wei Wen Chong

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:17

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  14. Content type: Commentary

    The cost and potential harms of medicines and other health technologies are issues of concern for governments and third party payers of health care. Various means have been demonstrated to promote appropriate ...

    Authors: Lynn Maria Weekes, Suzanne Blogg, Sharene Jackson and Kerren Hosking

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:19

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  15. Content type: Research

    Medication safety is a major public health concern and there are well established pharmacovigilance programmes in developed countries. However, there is scarcity of literature on the issue in low and middle in...

    Authors: Rabia Hussain, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Furqan Hashmi and Maryam Farooqui

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:16

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  16. Content type: Research

    In late 2010, Uganda introduced a supervision, performance assessment, and recognition strategy (SPARS) to improve staff capacity in medicines management in government and private not-for-profit health facilit...

    Authors: Birna Trap, Richard Musoke, Anthony Kirunda, Martin Olowo Oteba, Martha Embrey and Dennis Ross-Degnan

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:15

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  17. Content type: Research

    The regulatory requirements for approval of generic medicines and the format of compiling drug dossiers vary among regulatory authorities. The variation is particularly wide between High-income countries (HIC)...

    Authors: D. Thambavita, P. Galappatthy and R. L. Jayakody

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:14

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  18. Content type: Research

    Appropriate labeling of marketed medicines is necessary to fulfill the regulatory provisions and ensure patient medication safety. This study aimed to assess the primary labeling of medicines manufactured and ...

    Authors: Ramesh Sharma Poudel, Shakti Shrestha, Santosh Thapa, Bhupendra Kumar Poudel and Muniraj Chhetri

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:13

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  19. Content type: Research

    Few guidelines exist on safe prescription of postoperative analgesia to obese patients undergoing ambulatory surgery. This study examines the preferences of providers in the standard treatment of postoperative...

    Authors: Anthony H. Bui, David L. Feldman, Michael L. Brodman, Peter Shamamian, Ronald N. Kaleya, Meg A. Rosenblatt, Debra D’Angelo, Donna Somerville, Santosh Mudiraj, Patricia Kischak and I. Michael Leitman

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:9

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  20. Content type: Research

    To build capacity in medicines management, the Uganda Ministry of Health introduced a nationwide supervision, performance assessment and recognition strategy (SPARS) in 2012. Medicines management supervisors (...

    Authors: Belinda Blick, Stella Nakabugo, Laura F. Garabedian, Morries Seru and Birna Trap

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

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  21. Content type: Commentary

    Today, a combination of globalization of pharmaceutical production, lack of regulatory harmonization, and weakness of Medicines Regulatory Authorities, creates the “perfect conditions” for poor-quality medicin...

    Authors: Raffaella Ravinetto, Tim Roosen and Catherine Dujardin

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:12

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  22. Content type: Editorial

    The biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) this year is based around four key themes: prosperity, fairness, sustainability and security. This is an opportune time to consider the role of pha...

    Authors: Victoria Rutter, Amy Hai Yan Chan, Chloe Tuck, Lina Bader, Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar and Ian Bates

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:10

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  23. Content type: Research

    Antibiotic innovation has dwindled to dangerously low levels in the past 30 years. Since resistance continues to evolve, this innovation deficit can have perilous consequences on patients. A number of new ince...

    Authors: Christine Årdal, Enrico Baraldi, Ursula Theuretzbacher, Kevin Outterson, Jens Plahte, Francesco Ciabuschi and John-Arne Røttingen

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:8

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  24. Content type: Research

    In order to engage pharmacies in tuberculosis (TB) care, a survey was conducted in the Dera Ismail (DI) Khan City of the Khyber Pakhtoon Khwa province, Pakistan. The objectives were to; 1) characterize the ret...

    Authors: Tehmina Mustafa, Yasir Shahzad and Ayyaz Kiani

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:7

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  25. Content type: Research

    Biosimilars could be a promising option to help decrease healthcare costs and expand access to treatment. There is no previous evidence of a global bibliometric analysis on biosimilars. Therefore, we aimed to ...

    Authors: Akram Hernández-Vásquez, Christoper A. Alarcon-Ruiz, Guido Bendezu-Quispe, Daniel Comandé and Diego Rosselli

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:6

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  26. Content type: Research

    Australian Government subsidisation of ipilimumab for the treatment of patients with metastatic melanoma was conditional on the sponsor entering a ‘managed entry scheme’ to assess the 2-year overall survival r...

    Authors: Hansoo Kim, Samantha Comey, Karl Hausler and Greg Cook

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:4

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  27. Content type: Editorial

    Almost half of the world’s total population reside in rural and remote areas and a large number of these people remain deprived of most basic facilities like healthcare and education. It is deemed impossible f...

    Authors: Tariq Kazim Shah, Tasneem Tariq, Roger Phillips, Steve Davison, Adam Hoare, Syed Shahzad Hasan and Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:3

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  28. Content type: Research

    Hospital pharmacists play a central role in medication safety activities. However, in Ethiopia, this role has been launched recently and little is known regarding the current status of this extended service. U...

    Authors: Alemayehu B. Mekonnen, Andrew J. McLachlan, Jo-anne E. Brien, Desalew Mekonnen and Zenahebezu Abay

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:2

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  29. Content type: Research

    To analyse trends in the rates of consumption of benzodiazepine (BZD) anxiolytics, BZD hypnotics and non-BZD hypnotics and the association with contextual factors.

    Authors: Miguel Angel Fernández García, Antonio Olry de Labry Lima, Ingrid Ferrer Lopez and Clara Bermúdez-Tamayo

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2018 11:1

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  30. Content type: Research

    In most developing countries including Ghana, there is scant literature on the involvement of the community pharmacist in the care of patients with chronic conditions such as hypertension and blood pressure co...

    Authors: Afia Frimpomaa Asare Marfo and Frances Thelma Owusu-Daaku

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2017 10:39

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  31. Content type: Study protocol

    The National Return of Unwanted Medicines (NatRUM) program in Australia is one of the few nationally coordinated, free-to-consumer schemes to dispose of unwanted medicines globally. This scheme has been in ope...

    Authors: Amanda J. Wheeler, Jean Spinks, Emilie Bettington and Fiona Kelly

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2017 10:38

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  32. Content type: Research

    Hypertension is the most prevalent cardiovascular disease in Zimbabwe. The prevalence of Hypertension in the country is above 30% regardless of the cut off used. Currently, majority of patients in Zimbabwe see...

    Authors: Victor Basopo and Paschal N. Mujasi

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2017 10:37

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  33. Content type: Research

    Evaluating outcomes after tuberculosis (TB) treatment can help identify the primary reasons for treatment success or failure. However, Yemen has a treatment success rate that remains below the World Health Org...

    Authors: Ammar Ali Saleh Jaber, Amer Hayat Khan and Syed Azhar Syed Sulaiman

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2017 10:36

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  34. Content type: Research

    Uganda was one of seven countries in which the United Nations Commission on Life Saving Commodities (UNCoLSC) initiative was implemented starting from 2013. A nationwide survey was conducted in 2015 to determi...

    Authors: Denis Kibira, Freddy Eric Kitutu, Gemma Buckland Merrett and Aukje K. Mantel-Teeuwisse

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2017 10:35

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  35. Content type: Research

    Community pharmacists are very accessible to most patients yet; they have been underutilized in the aspect of providing HIV care and services. The World Health Organisation recently recommended expanding commu...

    Authors: Nnenna Ajagu, Maureen Ugonwa Anetoh and Sunday Odunke Nduka

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2017 10:34

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  36. Content type: Research

    Supportive supervision has been found to be more effective than corrective fault-oriented inspections. Uganda’s Ministry of Health in 2012 implemented a comprehensive strategy (SPARS) to build medicines manage...

    Authors: Rachael Henry, Lynda Nantongo, Anita Katharina Wagner, Martha Embrey and Birna Trap

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2017 10:33

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  37. Content type: Review

    The UK Pharmaceutical Industry is arguably one of the most important industries to consider in the negotiations following the Brexit vote. Providing tens of thousands of jobs and billions in tax revenue and re...

    Authors: Fawz Kazzazi, Cleo Pollard, Paul Tern, Alejandro Ayuso-Garcia, Jack Gillespie and Inesa Thomsen

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2017 10:32

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  38. Content type: Research

    High drug spending is a concern for policy makers due to limits on access for patients. Numerous policies have been proposed to address high drug spending. The existence of multifarious proposals makes it diff...

    Authors: Jeromie Ballreich, G. Caleb Alexander, Mariana Socal, Taruja Karmarkar and Gerard Anderson

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2017 10:31

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  39. Content type: Research

    Despite making great progress in reducing under five mortality in the last three decades. Uganda still ranks high among countries with the highest under five mortality rates. More than a third (36%) of these d...

    Authors: Lorraine Nabbanja Kabunga and Paschal Mujasi

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2017 10:30

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  40. Content type: Research

    Opioids are widely prescribed for chronic non cancer pain (CNCP). Controlled substance agreements (CSAs) are intended to increase adherence and mitigate risk with opioid prescribing. We evaluated the demograp...

    Authors: Lindsey M. Philpot, Priya Ramar, Muhamad Y. Elrashidi, Raphael Mwangi, Frederick North and Jon O. Ebbert

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2017 10:29

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  41. Content type: Research

    Different methods in pharmacoepidemiology can be used to study hypnotic use in children. But neither questionnaire-based data nor prescription records can be considered a “gold standard”. This study aimed to i...

    Authors: Ingvild Holdø, Jørgen G. Bramness, Marte Handal, Leila Torgersen, Ted Reichborn-Kjennerud, Eivind Ystrøm, Hedvig Nordeng and Svetlana Skurtveit

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2017 10:28

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  42. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Authors: Isha Patel, Rabia Hussain, Anam Khan, Akram Ahmad, Muhammad Umair Khan and Mohamed Azmi Ahmed Hassalai

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2017 10:27

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  43. Content type: Research

    The importance of creating and sustaining a strong culture of patient safety has been recognized as a critical component of safe medication use. This study aims to assess changes in attitudes toward patient sa...

    Authors: Chanadda Chinthammit, Michael T. Rupp, Edward P. Armstrong, Tara Modisett, Rebecca P. Snead and Terri L. Warholak

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2017 10:26

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  44. Content type: Research

    Prescribing errors at the time of hospital discharge are common and could potentially lead to avoidable patient harm, especially when they involve insulin, a high-risk medicine widely used for the treatment of...

    Authors: Amie Bain, Lois Nettleship, Sallianne Kavanagh and Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2017 10:25

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  45. Content type: Research

    Babies are increasingly being exposed to antibiotics intrapartum in the bid to reduce neonatal and maternal deaths. Intrapartum antibiotic exposure, including even those considered safe in pregnancy, have been...

    Authors: Kwesi Boadu Mensah, Kwame Opoku-Agyeman and Charles Ansah

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2017 10:24

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  46. Content type: Research

    Reports from drug utilization reviews are important tools employed in the assessment of healthcare practices. The objective of this study was to evaluate drug utilization patterns among elderly hospitalized pa...

    Authors: Muhammad Rehan Sarwar, Muhammad Atif, Shane Scahill, Anum Saqib, Muhammad Qamar-uz-Zaman and Zaheer Babar

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2017 10:23

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  47. Content type: Commentary

    Despite pharmaceutical sciences being a core component of pharmacy curricula, few published studies have focussed on innovative methodologies to teach the content. This commentary identifies imaging techniques...

    Authors: Louise E. Curley, Julia Kennedy, Jordan Hinton, Ali Mirjalili and Darren Svirskis

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2017 10:22

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  48. Content type: Review

    Smoking is the number one cause of preventable morbidity and mortality globally and although many countries have invested heavily in smoking cessation programs, 21% of the global population still smoke. Post c...

    Authors: Raewyn Rees and Ali Seyfoddin

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2017 10:20

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