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Improving access to medicines in low and middle income countries: corporate responsibilities in context.

South Med Rev 2012 Dec 27;5(2):3-8. Epub 2012 Dec 27.

Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development, Basel, Switzerland.

More than two billion people in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) lack adequate access to essential medicines. In this paper, we make strong public health, human rights and economic arguments for improving access to medicines in LMIC and discuss the different roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders, including national governments, the international community, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). We then establish a framework of pharmaceutical firms' corporate responsibilities - the "must," the "ought to," and the "can" dimensions - and make recommendations for actionable business strategies for improving access to medicines. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3606933PMC
December 2012
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The importance of medicines safety.

Authors:
Ayyaz Kiani

South Med Rev 2012 Dec 27;5(2):51-2. Epub 2012 Dec 27.

Executive Director, Devnet Consultants, Islamabad, Pakistan.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3606939PMC
December 2012
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Ethnicity, migration and minority groups: medicines access and use in high-income economies.

South Med Rev 2012 Dec 27;5(2):1-2. Epub 2012 Dec 27.

School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

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December 2012
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Barriers and Facilitators to Adoption of a Web-based Antibiotic Decision Support System.

South Med Rev 2012 Dec 27;5(2):42-50. Epub 2012 Dec 27.

Clinical Pharmacist, Pharmaceutical Care, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia.

Objective: To measure clinicians' perceptions of barriers and facilitators to the adoption of a Computerised Decision Support System (CDSS) for antibiotic approval, and to examine the correlation between these perceptions and actual usage of the system by clinicians.

Methods: This study was conducted in a tertiary care university hospital of Melbourne, Australia. A survey tool comprising of demographic items and newly developed scales to measure clinicians' perceptions of barriers and facilitators to use of an CDSS was developed. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3606938PMC
December 2012
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Impact of external price referencing on medicine prices - a price comparison among 14 European countries.

South Med Rev 2012 Dec 27;5(2):34-41. Epub 2012 Dec 27.

WHO Collaborating Centre for Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Policies, Health Economics Department, Gesundheit Österreich GmbH / Austrian Health Institute, Vienna, Austria ; WHO Collaborating Centre for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmaceutical Policy, Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Clinical Pharmacology, Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Objectives: This study aims to examine the impact of external price referencing (EPR) on on-patent medicine prices, adjusting for other factors that may affect price levels such as sales volume, exchange rates, gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, total pharmaceutical expenditure (TPE), and size of the pharmaceutical industry.

Methods: Price data of 14 on-patent products, in 14 European countries in 2007 and 2008 were obtained from the Pharmaceutical Price Information Service of the Austrian Health Institute. Based on the unit ex-factory prices in EURO, scaled ranks per country and per product were calculated. Read More

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December 2012
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A Cross Sectional Study of Public Knowledge and Attitude towards Antibiotics in Putrajaya, Malaysia.

South Med Rev 2012 Dec 27;5(2):26-33. Epub 2012 Dec 27.

Healthcare Statistics Unit, Clinical Research Centre, Ministry of Health, Malaysia.

Objective: The objective of the study was to assess public knowledge and attitudes regarding antibiotic utilization in Putrajaya, Malaysia.

Methods: A self-administered questionnaire survey was conducted among public attending a local hospital. The four-part questionnaire collected responses on demographic characteristics, recent use of antibiotics, knowledge and attitude statements. Read More

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December 2012
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Asthma self-management: a study in an emergency room of a chest hospital in delhi, India.

South Med Rev 2012 Dec 27;5(2):20-5. Epub 2012 Dec 27.

Department of Pharmacology, V. P. Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi, India.

Objectives: Poorly controlled asthma imposes a considerable burden and is a serious public health problem in the developing world. A key challenge for healthcare professionals is to help patients to engage in self-management behaviours with optimal adherence to appropriate treatment. The aim of the present study was to investigate the pattern of self-management in asthmatic patients enrolled as out-patients in a tertiary care referral public chest hospital, in Delhi, India. Read More

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December 2012
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Mexican Pharmacies and Antibiotic Consumption at the US-Mexico Border.

South Med Rev 2012 Dec 27;5(2):9-19. Epub 2012 Dec 27.

School of Public Health, University of Texas, USA.

Objective: To study antibiotic dispensing to US and Mexican residents, at Mexican pharmacies at the US-Mexico border, and the pharmacy clerks' capability to promote appropriate use.

Methods: The site selected was Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua (pop. 1. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3606934PMC
December 2012
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The effect of implementing "medicines zero mark-up policy" in Beijing community health facilities.

South Med Rev 2012 Jul 23;5(1):53-6. Epub 2012 Jul 23.

Department of Management, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, 11, Northeast third ring road, Chaoyang district, Beijing, 100029, P.R.China.

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July 2012
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Disease related knowledge and quality of life: a descriptive study focusing on hypertensive population in Pakistan.

South Med Rev 2012 Jul 23;5(1):47-52. Epub 2012 Jul 23.

Discipline of Social and Administrative Pharmacy, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800, Minden, Pinang, Malaysia.

Objective: This study aims to evaluate association between Health related quality of lifeand disease state knowledge among hypertensive population of Pakistan.

Methods: A cross sectional descriptive study was undertaken with a representative cohort of hypertension patients. Using prevalence based sampling technique, a total of 385 hypertensive patients were selected from two public hospitals of Quetta city, Pakistan. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3471186PMC
July 2012
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Discounts and rebates granted to public payers for medicines in European countries.

South Med Rev 2012 Jul 23;5(1):38-46. Epub 2012 Jul 23.

WHO Collaborating Centre for Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Policies, Health Economics Department, Gesundheit Österreich GmbH / Geschäftsbereich ÖBIG - Austrian Health Institute, Vienna, Austria.

Objective: The objective of this study was to provide an overview about the existence and types of discounts and rebates granted to public payers by the pharmaceutical industry in European countries.

Methods: Data were collected via a questionnaire in spring 2011. Officials from public authorities for pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement represented in the PPRI (Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information) network provided the information and reviewed the compilation. Read More

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July 2012
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Impact of regulatory requirements on medicine registration in African countries - perceptions and experiences of pharmaceutical companies in South Africa.

South Med Rev 2012 Jul 23;5(1):31-7. Epub 2012 Jul 23.

Pharmaceutical Industry Association of South Africa (PIASA), Johannesburg, South Africa ; Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS), Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Objective: Access to medicines has long been and remains a challenge in African countries. The impact of medicines registration policies in these countries poses a challenge for pharmaceutical companies wanting to register medicines in these countries. The recent AMRHI (African Medicines Registration Harmonisation Initiative) has increased the focus on the need for harmonisation. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3471191PMC
July 2012
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Perception and attitude of general practitioners regarding generic medicines in Karachi, Pakistan: A questionnaire based study.

South Med Rev 2012 Jul 23;5(1):22-30. Epub 2012 Jul 23.

Kulliyyah of Pharmacy, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Kuantan, Malaysia.

Objectives: In developing countries out-of-pocket payments (OOP) are as high as 80% of healthcare spending. Generic medicines can be instrumental in reducing this expenditure. The current study is aimed to explore the knowledge, perception, and attitude of general practitioners towards generic medicines in Karachi, Pakistan. Read More

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July 2012
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The Vanuatu medical supply system - documenting opportunities and challenges to meet the Millennium Development Goals.

South Med Rev 2012 Jul 23;5(1):14-21. Epub 2012 Jul 23.

Discipline of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health, University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia.

Objectives: Limited human resources are widely recognised as a barrier to achieve health-related Millennium Development Goals. Availability of medical supplies and suitably trained health personnel are crucial to ensuring a well-functioning medical supply system. The objective of this paper is to identify the factors which influence the availability of medical supplies within the health facilities of Vanuatu. Read More

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July 2012
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The burden of adverse events during treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis in Namibia.

South Med Rev 2012 Jul 23;5(1):6-13. Epub 2012 Jul 23.

School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa ; Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Clinical Pharmacology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands ; Management Sciences for Health, Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems Program, Namibia.

Objective: Namibia faces a dual burden of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB). In 2010, HIV prevalence was 18.8%, the TB case notification rate was 634 cases per 100,000 population and the TB/HIV co-infection rate was 58%. Read More

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July 2012
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Should the C in CME Stand for Commercial?

South Med Rev 2012 Jul 1;5(1):3-5. Epub 2012 Jul 1.

School of Health Policy and Management York University, Toronto, Canad a.

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July 2012
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Pharmacy practice: Is the gap between the North and South widening?

South Med Rev 2012 Jul 1;5(1):1-2. Epub 2012 Jul 1.

School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

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July 2012
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BigPharma and unethical marketing of medicinal products.

Authors:
Kirsten Myhr

South Med Rev 2011 Dec 2;4(2):48. Epub 2011 Dec 2.

RELIS Medicines Information and Pharmacovigilance Centre, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3471175PMC
December 2011
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Impact of pharmacist recruitment on ADR reporting: Malaysian experience.

South Med Rev 2011 Dec 2;4(2):102-3. Epub 2011 Dec 2.

Doctoral candidate, School of Healthcare, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Leeds, LS2 9UT Leeds, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5655/smr.v4i2.1009DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3471183PMC
December 2011
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What determines the duration of patient medication compliance in patients with chronic disease: are we looking in the wrong place?

South Med Rev 2011 Dec 2;4(2):97-101. Epub 2011 Dec 2.

Yeditepe University School of Pharmacy. Istanbul, Turkey.

Objectives: The objective of this study was to do a pilot inquiry, to determine whether physicians with similar practices in the same neighborhood demonstrated any difference in the duration of compliance among their patients.

Methods: Through a cooperating urban community pharmacy, patients with prescriptions for hypertension and type II diabetes were identified for this pilot study. Patients refill medication records were searched to determine the average number of months of drug regimen compliance. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5655/smr.v4i2.1008DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3471182PMC
December 2011
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Pharmacy practice in Qatar: challenges and opportunities.

South Med Rev 2011 Dec 2;4(2):92-6. Epub 2011 Dec 2.

College of Pharmacy, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar.

The State of Qatar is a small oil and gas-rich Gulf country that is experiencing rapid development in health care services, including pharmaceutical services. To date, there is no autonomous professional pharmacy association or society that regulates or promotes the practice of pharmacy in Qatar, and the challenges that face the profession of pharmacy in Qatar mirror the challenges facing the profession in all other Middle Eastern countries. However, a set of initiatives and projects that include pioneering educational initiatives, close alignment of practice with the educational providers, stronger leadership from a National Health Strategy, and the development of pharmacy leadership groups at the practice level all contribute in the fast development of the practice of pharmacy in this country. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5655/smr.v4i2.1007DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3471181PMC
December 2011
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Pharmacy practice in the Republic of Macedonia.

Authors:
Verica Ivanovska

South Med Rev 2011 Dec 2;4(2):88-91. Epub 2011 Dec 2.

Faculty of Medical Sciences, University Goce Delcev, Stip, Republic of Macedonia.

As part of wider reforms within the pharmaceutical sector, the pharmaceutical care concept has been introduced in the Republic of Macedonia. This article provides discussion on current opportunities and challenges which pharmacy practice face in Macedonia. The emphasis is on three prerequisites for the implementation of pharmaceutical care including: organization of pharmaceutical services, legislation, and professional training. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5655/smr.v4i2.1006DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3471178PMC
December 2011
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Analyzing readability of medicines information material in Slovenia.

South Med Rev 2011 Dec 2;4(2):80-7. Epub 2011 Dec 2.

Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Kardeljeva plošcad 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Objective: Readability has been claimed to be an important factor for understanding texts describing health symptoms and medications. Such texts may be a factor which indirectly affects the health of the population. Despite the expertise of physicians, the readability of information sources may be important for acquiring essential treatment information. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3471177PMC
December 2011
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Pharmaceutical policies in European countries in response to the global financial crisis.

South Med Rev 2011 Dec 2;4(2):69-79. Epub 2011 Dec 2.

Health Economics Department, WHO Collaborating Centre for Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Policies, Gesundheit Österreich GmbH / Geschäftsbereich ÖBIG - Austrian Health Institute, Vienna, Austria.

Objective: The objective of this paper is to analyze which pharmaceutical policies European countries applied during the global financial crisis.

Methods: We undertook a survey with officials from public authorities for pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement of 33 European countries represented in the PPRI (Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information) network based on a questionnaire. The survey was launched in September 2010 and repeated in February 2011 to obtain updated information. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3471176PMC
December 2011
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Essential medicines for reproductive health: developing evidence based interagency list.

South Med Rev 2011 Dec 2;4(2):62-8. Epub 2011 Dec 2.

Department of Essential Medicines and Pharmaceutical Policies, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland (Present address: The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Geneva, Switzerland).

Objectives: Although poor reproductive health constitutes a significant proportion of the disease burden in developing countries, essential medicines for reproductive health are often not available to the population. The objective was to analyze the guiding principles for developing national Essential Medicines Lists (EML). The second objective was to compare the reproductive health medicines included on these EMLs to the 2002 WHO/UNFPA list of essential drugs and commodities for reproductive health. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3471179PMC
December 2011
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Local production of medical technologies and its effect on access in low and middle income countries: a systematic review of the literature.

South Med Rev 2011 Dec 2;4(2):51-61. Epub 2011 Dec 2.

Department of International Health, Center for Global Health & Development, Boston University, School of Public Health, Boston MA.

Objectives: The objective of this study was to assess the existing theoretical and empirical literature examining the link between "local production" of pharmaceuticals and medical devices and increased local access to these products. Our preliminary hypothesis is that studies showing a robust relationship between local production and access to medical products are sparse, at best.

Methods: An extensive literature search was conducted using a wide variety of databases and search terms intending to capture as many different aspects of this issue as possible. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3471180PMC
December 2011
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: a threat to affordable medicines and public health.

Authors:
Hans Löfgren

South Med Rev 2011 Dec 2;4(2):49-50. Epub 2011 Dec 2.

School of Humanities and Social SciencesDeakin University, Melbourne, Australia.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3471184PMC
December 2011
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A student reflects on the rest of the world through Southern Med Review.

Authors:
Nicholas Budd

South Med Rev 2010 Feb 15;3(1):29. Epub 2010 Feb 15.

Middlemore hospital, Auckland, New Zealand.

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February 2010
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Assessing different perspectives on the value of a pharmaceutical innovation.

South Med Rev 2010 Feb 15;3(1):24-8. Epub 2010 Feb 15.

School of Pharmacy, Temple University, 3307 North Broad Street, Philadelphia PA 19140, USA.

Numerous pharmaceutical products are launched each year for the treatment of various medical conditions. The prescriber is in a difficult position to determine which the optimal product is for a specific patient, when he has available immediate release as well as sustained action capsules and tablets, chewable tablets and liquid dosage forms. Some have activity within 15 minutes while others take longer. Read More

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February 2010
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Antimicrobial use in a country with insufficient enforcement of pharmaceutical regulations: A survey of consumption and retail sales in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

South Med Rev 2010 Feb 15;3(1):19-23. Epub 2010 Feb 15.

International Health and Medicine, Graduate School of Tokyo Medical and Dental University, 1-5-45 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku Tokyo, Japan.

Objective: To examine the inappropriate use of antimicrobials by investigating (1) actual utilization pattern and retail sales and (2) antimicrobial resistant information provided by health professionals in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Methods: We investigated antimicrobial use in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia by surveying 619 consenting customers who attended 250 randomly chosen pharmacies in December 2006. Pharmacy staff were also interviewed about antimicrobials purchased. Read More

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February 2010
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Medicines information in medical journal advertising in Australia, Malaysia and the United States: A comparative cross-sectional study.

South Med Rev 2010 Feb 15;3(1):11-8. Epub 2010 Feb 15.

Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia. ; Kulliyyah of Pharmacy, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia.

Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the provision of medicines information in medical journal advertising in Australia, Malaysia and the United States.

Methods: A consecutive sample of 85 unique advertisements from each country was selected from the advertisements published between January 2004 to December 2006 in three widely circulated medical journals and one prescribing reference manual. The availability of brand name and generic name, indication, contraindications, dosage, side-effects, warnings, interactions and precautions was compared between the three countries. Read More

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February 2010
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Community pharmacy based research activity in India: A bibliometric study of the past ten years.

South Med Rev 2010 Feb 15;3(1):7-10. Epub 2010 Feb 15.

Department of Pharmacy, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar 608002, Tamilnadu, India.

Objectives: The objective of this study was to analyze and record the published evidence regarding community pharmacy practice in India during the past decade (1998-2008).

Methods: A bibliometric review analysis of the original papers was undertaken to assess the different aspects of community pharmacy practice in India. The MEDLINE, Index Copernicus, IndMed, DOAJ databases and the journals such as Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Indian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy were used as data sources. Read More

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February 2010
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A bibliometric study of publication patterns in access to medicines research in developing countries.

South Med Rev 2010 Feb 15;3(1):2-6. Epub 2010 Feb 15.

MPH Candidate, Dept. of International Health, Pharmaceutical Assessment, Management and Policy program, Boston University School of Public Health, USA. ; Dept. of Essential Medicines & Pharmaceutical Policies, World Health Organization, Geneva.

Objectives: Developing countries face considerable problems in both accessing and properly utilizing essential medicines. One challenge to achieving these goals in resource-poor settings is a limited knowledge base as to what works to improve the selection, access and use of essential medicines including; ways to ensure affordable prices, increase sustainable financing, and strengthen reliable supply systems that are relevant to these settings. The objective of this study was to search the existing evidence base on access to medicine issues in developing countries and to assess publication patterns regarding the nature of topics studied, areas where gaps of information exist and the general trends in publications in this area. Read More

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February 2010
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Evidence based pharmaceutical policy research: Is it all talk or does it contribute to improving health in developing countries?

South Med Rev 2010 Feb 15;3(1). Epub 2010 Feb 15.

School of Pharmacy, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

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February 2010
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Traditional and complementary medicines: Quality assessment strategies and safe usage.

South Med Rev 2009 Apr 16;2(1):19-23. Epub 2009 Apr 16.

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Minden Kampus Pulau Penang, 11800, Malaysia.

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April 2009
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Pharmacy in the United arab emirates.

Authors:
Majd Dameh

South Med Rev 2009 Apr 16;2(1):15-8. Epub 2009 Apr 16.

New Zealand's National School of Pharmacy, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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April 2009
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Community pharmacy practice in India: past, present and future.

South Med Rev 2009 Apr 16;2(1):11-4. Epub 2009 Apr 16.

Department of Pharmacy, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, India.

Today, community pharmacists play an important role in any country as they take responsibility for patient's medicine related needs for access to healthcare. However, in India only the supply of medicines remains the core activity of the community pharmacist. Most community pharmacists in the country still hardly offer patient-oriented service. Read More

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April 2009
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Starting a pharmacovigilance program within a teaching hospital: Challenges and experiences from Lalitpur, Nepal.

South Med Rev 2009 Apr 16;2(1):7-10. Epub 2009 Apr 16.

Department of Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, KIST Medical College, Lalitpur, Nepal.

Pharmacovigilance plays an important role in the rational use of medicines by providing information about adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in the general population. Knowledge of ADRs caused by drugs is important for effective treatment. KIST Medical College has recently joined the national pharmacovigilance program as a regional center. Read More

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April 2009
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Evaluation of drug promotional materials in a hospital setting in Nepal.

South Med Rev 2009 Apr 16;2(1):2-6. Epub 2009 Apr 16.

Department of Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy, Manipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara, Nepal ; Department of Pharmacology, Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara, Nepal.

Objectives: Unethical drug promotion is a common problem worldwide. In, Nepal, there is limited vigilance on the quality of information supplied by the drug companies to the doctors. The objectives of this study were to analyze the promotional materials provided by the drug companies as per WHO ethical criteria for medicinal drug promotion. Read More

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April 2009
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Mapping the pharmaceutical situation in your country: First things first...

South Med Rev 2009 Apr 16;2(1). Epub 2009 Apr 16.

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

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April 2009
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