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Barriers and facilitators for community pharmacists' participation in pharmacy practice research: a survey.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Feb 19. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Department of IQ Healthcare, Radboud Institute for Health Sciences, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to explore pharmacists' barriers and facilitators regarding participation in pharmacy practice research.

Methods: We conducted an online cross-sectional survey in 1974 community pharmacies in the Netherlands.

Key Findings: A total of 252 pharmacists completed the questionnaire. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12522DOI Listing
February 2019

Spontaneous, anecdotal, retrospective, open-label study on the efficacy, safety and tolerability of cannabis galenical preparation (Bedrocan).

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Feb 15. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Department of General Surgery and Surgical Specialties, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia Medical School, Surgical Clinic, Modena, Italy.

Objectives: Our main aim was to investigate the short-term therapeutic effects, safety/tolerability and potential side effects of the cannabis galenical preparation (Bedrocan) in patients with a range of chronic conditions unresponsive to other treatments.

Methods: In this retrospective, 'compassionate use', observational, open-label study, 20 patients (age 18-80 years) who had appealed to our 'Second Opinion Medical Consulting Network' (Modena, Italy), were instructed to take sublingually the galenical oil twice a day for 3 months of treatment. The usual starting dose was low (0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12514DOI Listing
February 2019
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Preparing pharmacy students for postgraduate training through a residency preparedness elective course.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Fisch College of Pharmacy, The University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX, USA.

Objective: To determine the benefit of a residency preparedness elective course and assess the ability of the course to provide students with the knowledge and experiences needed to competitively apply for residency programmes.

Methods: A pre-/postsurvey study on a 2-credit hour elective course for third-year pharmacy students. This course was designed to provide them with the knowledge and experiences needed to competitively apply for pharmacy residency programmes. Read More

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February 2019

Exploring views of pharmacists on antibacterial prescribing: a Maltese perspective.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Department of Pharmacy, University of Malta, Msida, Malta.

Objectives: To investigate the perception of Maltese pharmacists to prescribe a selected number of antibiotics.

Methods: A self-administered questionnaire entitled 'Antibiotic Prescribing by Pharmacists' was developed to study pharmacist perception to prescribing a selected number of antibacterial agents. The questionnaire was validated by a two-round Delphi technique and disseminated to all practising pharmacists (N = 930) during a 3-month period. Read More

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February 2019

Expectations in the workplace: a qualitative study among Australian and South African academic pharmacists.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Feb 7. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Faculty of Health Sciences, Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Objectives: The education of future pharmacists is the responsibility of a relatively small sector of the pharmacy workforce, and pharmacy academics (faculty) are essential for the continued viability of our profession; many also contribute to research within the profession. However, little is known about the 'work' of employees in this sector of pharmacy. The aim of this study was to investigate expectations associated with the working environment of academic pharmacists. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12519DOI Listing
February 2019
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Competence, competition and collaboration: Perceived challenges among Swedish community pharmacists engaging in pharmaceutical services provision and research.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Feb 1. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Department of Pharmacy, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Background: Creating evidence of effectiveness is an important part of service development. In an ongoing research project Swedish community pharmacists participate in services research by recruiting patients initiated on statins to an adherence-promoting cognitive pharmaceutical service, jointly run by nurses and pharmacists.

Aims: To explore the pharmacists' experiences of providing part of the service and their views regarding future participation in practice research aiming at developing cognitive pharmaceutical services. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12518DOI Listing
February 2019

Pharmacist educational interventions for cancer pain management: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Feb 1. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.

Objectives: Educational interventions by pharmacists for patients with cancer pain aim to improve pain management, but little is known about the different components of interventions and their effectiveness. Our aim was to assess the benefit of pharmacist delivered educational interventions for patients with cancer pain. A systematic review and meta-analysis of experimental trials testing pharmacist delivered educational interventions for cancer pain was carried out to identify the components of interventions and effectiveness at improving pain-related outcomes for patients with cancer. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12516DOI Listing
February 2019

What comes next?

Authors:
Christine Bond

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Feb;27(1):1-2

University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK.

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February 2019

A systematic review exploring characteristics of lifestyle modification interventions in newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes for delivery in community pharmacy.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Feb;27(1):3-16

School of Pharmacy, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.

Objectives: The aim of this systematic review was to examine the characteristics of effective lifestyle modification interventions designed for patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in order to determine elements that have the potential to be delivered in the community pharmacy setting.

Key Findings: Seven studies, comprising three each of the interventions diet and structured education and one of supported exercise, were identified. Interventions were conducted in hospital diabetes clinics and clinics situated in both urban and rural areas. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12512DOI Listing
February 2019

Patient-reported barriers to medication adherence in heart failure in Scotland.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Jan 24. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Pharmacy Services, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde.

Objectives: Medication adherence is the end result of a complex set of interwoven factors. Non-adherence with medication in heart failure patients is associated with excess mortality and morbidity. Studies describing interventions to improve adherence in heart failure are limited by a lack of robust methods and inconsistent outcomes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12511DOI Listing
January 2019
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Simulation in pharmacy education to enhance interprofessional education.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Jan 16. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

School of Nursing, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London, Kingston upon Thames, UK.

Objective: Increased demands from healthcare services have led to new roles for healthcare professionals (HCPs). Simulation based learning (SBL) can offer multidisciplinary HCPs and students a format to train for such emerging roles. The aim of this work was to adapt existing nursing SBL to involve pharmacy students and evaluate perceptions and effectiveness of SBL when used for interprofessional education (IPE). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12499DOI Listing
January 2019
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Sources of drug information in neonatal guidelines of low- and middle-income countries.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Jan 2. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

Global Strategies, Albany, CA, USA.

Objective: Identify drug information (DI) resources used in neonatal practice guidelines in low- and middle-income countries.

Methods: Individuals with knowledge of national neonatal guideline development completed a descriptive, cross-sectional survey.

Key Findings: Eighty-five per cent (33/39) of respondents fully completed the survey. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/ijpp.12502
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January 2019
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Pharmacy students' opinions and experiences working on board the Transnet-Phelophepa Health Care Trains.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Dec 28. Epub 2018 Dec 28.

School of Pharmacy, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa.

Objectives: The Transnet-Phelophepa Health Care Trains provide primary healthcare services to patients in under-resourced rural communities across South Africa. Selected final-year pharmacy students work on the trains for 1 week. The aim of the study was to determine the experiences and document the work-based activities of pharmacy students engaged in. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12504DOI Listing
December 2018
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Changing status in health care: community and hospital pharmacists' perceptions of pharmacy practice.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Dec 28. Epub 2018 Dec 28.

School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Brighton, Brighton, UK.

Objectives: This study aimed to explore experienced community and hospital pharmacists' perceptions of how their pharmacy practice and status in health care are affected by others' views of them.

Methods: A qualitative collective case study was conducted. The primary data were 20 in-depth semistructured interviews of community and hospital pharmacists in England that were audio-recorded, transcribed and analysed thematically. Read More

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December 2018

A study to investigate the impact of a blended learning teaching approach to teach pharmacy law.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

School of Pharmacy, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

Objective: To describe the implementation and assess the effect of a blended learning approach to teach pharmacy law.

Methods: Twenty didactic pharmacy law lectures were redeveloped to 9 h of flipped classroom sessions. Presession online videos delivered factual content created in-house. Read More

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December 2018
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Hospital pharmacy technicians practice and perceptions in France and Quebec, Canada.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Unité de Recherche en Pratique Pharmaceutique, CHU Sainte-Justine, Montréal, QC, Canada.

Objectives: To describe practice and perceptions of hospital pharmacy technicians (HPTs) in France and in Quebec, Canada. The secondary objective was to compare both work settings to identify differences.

Methods: Cross-sectional online survey in December 2016 and February 2017. Read More

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December 2018
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Pharmacy student and pharmacist perceptions of professional socialism and communication in a real-life clinical setting.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

School of Pharmacy, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, County Antrim, UK.

Objectives: To determine the impact of authentic clinical tasks on student confidence in interprofessional communication and assess the perceptions of pharmacists and pharmacy undergraduate students on how their degree prepares them to communicate and integrate with other healthcare professionals.

Methods: Pharmacists completed a questionnaire regarding how their degree prepared them to communicate with other healthcare professionals. Third- and fourth-year pharmacy undergraduate students completed a modified questionnaire with questions relating to interprofessional learning and their experiences of reflective interprofessional communication tasks whilst on hospital placement. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12493DOI Listing
December 2018

Prescribing trends and revisit rates following a pharmacist-driven protocol change for community-acquired pneumonia in an emergency department.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Objective: To compare pharmacist-led prescribing changes and associated 30-day revisit rates across different regimens for patients discharged from an emergency department (ED) with a diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).

Methods: An observational, retrospective cohort analysis was conducted of patients who were discharged from an ED over a 4-year period with a diagnosis of CAP. Patient demographics, clinical characteristics, antibiotic selection and comorbidity and condition severity scores were collected for two cohorts: 2012-13 (before protocol change) and 2014-15 (post-protocol change). Read More

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December 2018
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Assessing the referral of clients with respiratory symptoms to general physicians: a survey of community pharmacists in Beirut.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Center for Research on Population and Health, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon.

Objectives: The main objective of this study was to assess the ability of community pharmacists practicing in Beirut to identify red flag respiratory symptoms, and therefore to adequately refer clients to a general physician when warranted. Secondary objectives included determining whether demographic factors affect the odds of referral, and to qualify degree of agreement of community pharmacists with a panel of expert physicians.

Methods: In this cross-sectional study, pharmacies were randomly selected and invited to complete a self-administered survey, each containing 10 clinical vignettes that combined different characteristics (age group, gender, presenting symptom, duration of symptoms). Read More

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November 2018

Longitudinal interprofessional student-led clinics - a formula for implementation.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Dec;26(6):473-474

School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW, Australia.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/ijpp.12495
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December 2018
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Examining consumer purchase intentions of non-prescription medicines in supermarkets and community pharmacies.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Nov 15. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

University of New England Business School, Armidale, NSW, Australia.

Objective: As supermarkets continue to expand their healthcare categories, consumers now have more choice and access to non-prescription medicines. The aim of this current research is to empirically examine the drivers and barriers of consumer purchase intentions, namely trust and perceived risk, of non-prescription medicines in both supermarkets and community pharmacy settings.

Method: Data were collected using an in-store intercept survey of 402 supermarket shoppers and 310 community pharmacy shoppers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12494DOI Listing
November 2018
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Discussing alcohol in medicines use reviews: experiences of patients in a community pharmacy context.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Nov 15. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Research Department of Practice and Policy, UCL School of Pharmacy, London, UK.

Objectives: Although pharmacist-led medicines use reviews (MURs) are effective for medicines management, little is understood about patients' experiences of alcohol-related advice delivered therein. Sampling a population at high risk for misuse (within an area of socio-economic deprivation), we explored patient experiences of alcohol-related MURs.

Methods: Two focus groups were conducted with patients who had discussed alcohol in an MUR in the preceding 3 months (n = 9). Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/ijpp.12492
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November 2018
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Moral dilemmas reflect professional core values of pharmacists in community pharmacy.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Oct 19. Epub 2018 Oct 19.

Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Objectives: The aim was to recognise the professional core values in the moral dilemmas of pharmacists in community pharmacy and to customise the descriptions of these values for community pharmacy practice.

Methods: The narratives of 128 moral dilemmas, collected from Dutch PharmD students and early career pharmacists who experienced these dilemmas in practice, were qualitatively analysed. An expert panel deductively coded relevant portions of these narratives with the core values as formulated by the Royal Dutch Pharmacists Association. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/ijpp.12490
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October 2018
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Barriers to medication adherence in patients prescribed medicines for the prevention of cardiovascular disease: a conceptual framework.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Oct 3. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

School of Pharmacy, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, UK.

Objectives: To identify barriers to medication adherence in patients prescribed medicines for the prevention of cardiovascular disease and map these to the Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF), to produce a conceptual framework for developing a questionnaire-based medication adherence tool.

Methods: A scoping review of barriers to medication adherence in long-term conditions was conducted to generate an initial pool of barriers. After preliminary mapping to the TDF, these barriers were presented to two focus groups of patients prescribed medicines for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (n = 14) to stimulate discussion. Read More

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October 2018

Factors associated with adherence to antimicrobial stewardship after-hours.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Oct 3. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

Graduate School of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Objectives: Assess restricted antimicrobials acquired after standard working hours for adherence to antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) and identify factors associated with increased likelihood of adherence at the time of acquisition, and the next standard working day.

Methods: All documented antimicrobials acquired from a paediatric hospital after-hours drug room from 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015 were reconciled with records of AMS approval, and documented AMS review in the medical record.

Key Findings: Of the 758 antimicrobial acquisitions from the after-hours drug room, 62. Read More

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October 2018

Pharmacy-based management of influenza: lessons learned from research.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Dec 28;26(6):573-578. Epub 2018 Sep 28.

Idaho State Board of Pharmacy, Boise, ID, USA.

Recently, several jurisdictions have pursued legislative and regulatory changes to allow pharmacy-based influenza management models in which pharmacists can initiate appropriate antiviral therapy in community pharmacy settings. While studies have been published in Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Norway and the United States, concerns have been expressed over pharmacist training, the accuracy of rapid influenza diagnostic tests, and the potential impact on antimicrobial resistance, among others. Studies have demonstrated that pharmacists provide safe and effective influenza management, with high rates of patient satisfaction, while maintaining or improving antimicrobial stewardship. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12488DOI Listing
December 2018
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E-cigarettes for harm minimisation: absence of evidence or evidence of absence?

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 10;26(5):377-379

National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12487DOI Listing
October 2018

Experiences of pharmacy staff during the introduction of the checking technician role in New Zealand.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Sep 25. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

School of Pharmacy, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Objectives: To investigate the experiences of the participants in a study introducing a Pharmacy Accuracy Checking Technician (PACT) role, and specifically their perceptions of any advantages and disadvantages.

Methods: Self-administered surveys were distributed during the introduction of a checking technician role in eight community and four hospital pharmacy sites. Surveys were conducted at three time points; at baseline, at mid-point and a final data collection. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12483DOI Listing
September 2018

Do pharmacists contribute to patients' management of symptoms suggestive of cancer: a qualitative study.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Sep 25. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

Academic Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland.

Objectives: Limited awareness of cancer symptoms results in patient delay in seeking help and contributes to delay in diagnosis. Few UK studies have investigated the potential for community pharmacists to facilitate earlier detection of cancer. This study aimed to investigate what actions patients take to manage their early cancer symptoms, to identify the extent of current community pharmacy involvement and to consider the potential role for community pharmacists to facilitate appropriate management and appraisal of potential early cancer symptoms. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12489DOI Listing
September 2018
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Development of intervention-related quality indicators for renal clinical pharmacists using a modified Delphi approach.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Sep 12. Epub 2018 Sep 12.

Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services, British Columbia Provincial Renal Agency, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Objective: To develop a list of renal Quality Indicator Drug therapy problems (QI-DTPs) that serve to advance renal pharmacy practice to improve patient care.

Methods: Eighteen (18) renal, clinical pharmacists participated in an internet-based three-round modified Delphi survey. Each of the three rounds took approximately 2 weeks to complete. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12484DOI Listing
September 2018
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Differences in UK healthcare professionals' knowledge, attitude and practice towards infliximab and insulin glargine biosimilars.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Aug 30. Epub 2018 Aug 30.

School of Pharmacy, Keele University, Keele, UK.

Objectives: To investigate knowledge and attitudes of different healthcare professionals in UK towards infliximab and insulin glargine biosimilars METHODS: UK medical consultants/registrars, nurses and pharmacists participated in anonymised, self-administered web-based survey distributed by professional associations.

Key Findings: There were 234 respondents: medical consultants/registrars (150), nurses (58) and pharmacists (26). 76% of medical consultants/registrars, 84% of pharmacists and 53% of nurses understood what biosimilars were. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12485DOI Listing
August 2018
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Improving a pivotal hospital documentation tool utilised by clinical pharmacists.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Aug 24. Epub 2018 Aug 24.

School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, The University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia.

Objective: To improve an adherence documentation tool utilised by Australian Clinical Pharmacists in hospitals.

Method: Surveys and a focus group session were methods employed to study the perceptions of clinical pharmacists and medical officers on the 'Medication Management Plan (MedMAP)' as an adherence documentation tool and the perceived limitations, if any, of the form.

Key Findings: The MedMAP had limitations which could potentially affect patient care in hospitals. Read More

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August 2018
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The Foundation Pharmacist Project: exploring new models of dual-sector postgraduate pharmacy training.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Aug 8. Epub 2018 Aug 8.

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, North Shields, UK.

Objectives: To explore the experiences of primary care-based professional stakeholders in a dual-sector training programme for foundation pharmacists.

Methods: Professional stakeholders were defined as foundation pharmacists or members of staff working with foundation pharmacists such as general medical or nurse practitioners and administrative staff. Stakeholders were invited to participate via email and through gatekeepers. Read More

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August 2018
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Exploring the utility of the Prescribing Safety Assessment in pharmacy education in England: experiences of pre-registration trainees and undergraduate (MPharm) pharmacy students.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Aug 8. Epub 2018 Aug 8.

British Pharmacological Society, London, UK.

Objectives: (i) To provide a preliminary indication of the performance of pharmacy undergraduate students and pre-registration pharmacy trainees in the Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA). (ii) To determine the feasibility of administering and delivering the PSA in schools of pharmacy. (iii) To examine the potential relevance of the PSA and associated training materials to pharmacy education. Read More

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Integration of a clinical pharmacist into a Canadian, urban emergency department: a prospective observational study.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Aug 6. Epub 2018 Aug 6.

St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Objective: To evaluate the clinical and cost implications generated by a newly integrated ED pharmacist in a Canadian urban, university-affiliated tertiary care hospital.

Methods: A pharmacist documented all interventions that took place over a 5-week period. Interventions were assessed by a review panel for clinical significance and probability of harm had the intervention not occurred. Read More

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August 2018
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Prevalence and predictors of medicine saving and future prescription medicine sharing: findings from a New Zealand online survey.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Jul 30. Epub 2018 Jul 30.

School of Pharmacy, the University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

Objectives: To assess the prevalence of and factors predicting future prescription medicine sharing behaviours among adults in New Zealand (NZ). The prevalence and predictors of having leftover medicines at home and the relationship between medicine storing and sharing practices were also explored.

Methods: An online, self-administered survey of a convenience sample of NZ adults was conducted. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12480DOI Listing
July 2018
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Use of cross-sector apprenticeships in pharmacy: is it a sustainable quality education model for pharmacy assistants?

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Jul 25. Epub 2018 Jul 25.

Centre for Pharmacy Workforce Studies, Division of Pharmacy and Optometry, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.

Objectives: To establish whether undertaking cross-sector pharmacy apprenticeship training to become a pharmacy assistant equally split across the two main pharmacy sectors improves training experience and cross-sector understanding.

Methods: A mixed method approach was utilised to explore the experiences of 10 pharmacy apprentices, their employers and education provider. Questionnaires were used to explore apprentices' experiences and views following each 6-month placement. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12468DOI Listing

Bibliometric analysis of global publications in medication adherence (1900-2017).

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Jul 25. Epub 2018 Jul 25.

Department of Physiology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine.

Objectives: Medication non-adherence is a worldwide problem. The aim of this study was to assess the global research output, research trends and topics that shaped medication adherence research.

Methods: A bibliometric methodology was applied. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12471DOI Listing
July 2018
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A competency framework for clinical pharmacists and heart failure.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Jul 20. Epub 2018 Jul 20.

City Hospitals Sunderland Foundation Trust, Sunderland, UK.

Objectives: Heart failure is an escalating 'pandemic' with malignant outcomes. Clinical pharmacist heart failure services have been developing for the past two decades. However, little clarity is available on the additional advanced knowledge, skills and experience needed for pharmacists to practice safely and competently. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/ijpp.12465
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July 2018
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The caring behaviours of Danish pharmaconomists: insight for pharmacy technician practice around the world.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Jul 18. Epub 2018 Jul 18.

Touro University California, Vallejo, CA, USA.

Objectives: Pharmacy workforce support personnel are being accorded greater scopes of practice, especially Danish pharmaconomists [pharmacy technician, experts in pharmaceuticals with a 3-year degree]. The aims of this study were to assess pharmaconomists' caring behaviours and identify factors related to those behaviours.

Methods: A self-administered survey was distributed to a random sample of pharmaconomists in Denmark. Read More

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Amateur endurance athletes' use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: a cross-sectional survey.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Feb 18;27(1):105-107. Epub 2018 Jul 18.

School of Pharmacy, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.

Objective: To explore amateur endurance athletes' use and views about non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Methods: An online cross-sectional survey of amateur athletes at four athletic clubs.

Key Findings: Of a sample of 129 of amateur athletes, 68% (n = 88) reported using NSAIDs in the previous 12 months (84. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12469DOI Listing
February 2019
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Australian community pharmacist experiences with smoking cessation and opinions of health warnings on individual cigarette sticks.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Jul 18. Epub 2018 Jul 18.

College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Townsville, Qld, Australia.

Objectives: We aimed to identify the experiences of Australian community pharmacists with smokers and their associated perceptions of effective health warnings on individual cigarette sticks.

Methods: A mixed-methods online survey was distributed to Australian pharmacists through pharmacy-specific social media pages, and the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, followed by semi-structured face-to-face interviews with pharmacists in Townsville, Australia, who were purposively sampled. The interviews continued until data saturation was achieved. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12470DOI Listing
July 2018
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Waiter, there is a drug in my soup - using Leximancer to explore antecedents to pro-environmental behaviours in the hospital pharmacy workplace.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Aug 6;26(4):341-350. Epub 2017 Sep 6.

School of Clinical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld, Australia.

Objective/s: The aim of this study was to explore Queensland hospital pharmacists' and pharmacy technicians' knowledge and understanding of the impact of pharmaceuticals on the environment and the handling of pharmaceutical waste.

Methods: This study followed a mixed methods research design. Purposive sampling techniques were used to recruit 64 hospital pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working in five public and private hospitals, in metropolitan and regional Queensland, Australia. Read More

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August 2018
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The necessity for a European definition of drug shortages.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Aug;26(4):289-290

Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy, Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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August 2018
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Assessment of patient understanding of their medicines: interviews with community dwelling older Australians.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Dec 29;26(6):568-572. Epub 2018 Jun 29.

School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, Sansom Institute for Health Research, University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia.

Objective: To identify patterns of medication load, client's care team, coordination of healthcare and clients' understanding of their medications.

Methods: Face-to-face interviews were conducted with community-dwelling older Australians between June and August 2017 in three community pharmacies in Adelaide, South Australia.

Key Findings: Forty interviews were conducted. Read More

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December 2018
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Health champions in South London: evaluation of training, and impact on public health.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Feb 27;27(1):71-79. Epub 2018 Jun 27.

Department of Pharmacy, Kingston University, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, UK.

Objectives: The Healthy Living Pharmacy framework, introduced in England in 2008, provides a tailored approach to the implementation of pharmacy services locally, facilitated by qualified 'Health Champions' (HCs). The study aimed to evaluate the perceived value of the 1-day level 2 HC training by assessing knowledge and confidence of HC pre- and post-training, and changes in practice. The views of additional stakeholders on factors that either obstructed or facilitated pharmacy engagement are also explored. Read More

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February 2019
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Community pharmacist-led interventions and their impact on patients' medication adherence and other health outcomes: a systematic review.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Oct 21;26(5):387-397. Epub 2018 Jun 21.

School of Pharmacy, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

Introduction: Medication adherence can be defined as the extent to which one's medication-taking behaviour follows that mutually agreed upon by the prescribing physician. Optimal medication adherence is often deemed crucial for the success of a patient's treatment, as suboptimal adherence may lead to treatment failure and unnecessary medical expenditure. Increasing evidence has highlighted the positive contribution community pharmacist-led interventions can have on improving patients' adherence and health outcomes. Read More

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October 2018
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A scoping review of the pharmaceutical care needs of people with sensory loss.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Oct 19;26(5):380-386. Epub 2018 Jun 19.

School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of Bath, Bath, UK.

Objectives: This scoping review collated evidence of the pharmaceutical care needs of people with sensory loss (SL).

Methods: Electronic databases were searched with no limit on year of publication: Medline (1946); Embase; Cinahl (1979); and Web of Science (1985). Search terms included the following: pharmacy; sight/hearing/dual impairment. Read More

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October 2018
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Medication monitoring attitudes and perceived determinants to offering medication adherence advice to older hypertensive adults: a factorial survey of community pharmacy interns.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Feb 13;27(1):45-54. Epub 2018 Jun 13.

School of Pharmacy, RCSI, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Introduction: Community pharmacy is an ideal setting to monitor medication adherence, however, barriers to pharmacist-led interventions exist. Preparing future pharmacists for enhanced roles may overcome such barriers. Our objective was to identify medication monitoring attitudes and contextual factors that influence adherence monitoring by pharmacy interns to inform educational activities on medication adherence. Read More

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February 2019
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