Adverse drug event reporting by pharmacists: a systematic literature review
ConclusionTo improve ADE reporting by pharmacists, it is recommended to design and integrate educational interventions related to pharmacovigilance within the pharmacy curriculum or continuous education courses. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - December 10, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Rasha M. Arabyat, Antoni Sanchez Martinez, Mohammad B. Nusair Tags: Review Source Type: research

Parental self ‐medication of antibiotics for children in Jordan
This study aims to describe the prevalence and predictors for parental antibiotics self ‐medication of their children and to characterize their knowledge, practice and attitude within this area.MethodsThis is a cross ‐sectional study which targeted parents of children between the ages of 1–12 years. Parents were asked to fill out an online validated questionnaire that aimed to assess their knowledge, practice and attitude to self‐medication of children with antibiotics.Key findingsIn this study, 332/855 (39.2%) participants had previously self ‐medicated their child(ren) with antibiotics. The overall sco...
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - November 17, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tareq L. Mukattash, Mohammad J. Alkhatatbeh, Shireen Andrawos, Anan S. Jarab, Rana K. AbuFarha, Mohammad B. Nusair Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Consumer reporting of suspected adverse drug reactions: modelling the acceptance of mobile phone caller tunes to raise awareness
ConclusionsOur findings show that consumers would generally accept caller tunes on ADRs — if created — to aid consumer reporting of suspected ADRs, but there are research and practice considerations. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - November 14, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Bernard Appiah, Aya Yoshikawa, Lucy Asamoah ‐Akuoko, David Anidaso Anum, Irene Akwo Kretchy, Elfreda Samman, Ana Goulart, Jude Nwokike, Alexander N. O. Dodoo, Delese Mimi Darko, Antonio Rene Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Health ‐related quality of life and its associated factors among outpatients with osteoporosis
ConclusionThe HRQoL has considerable scope for improvement in patients with osteoporosis in the present study. Future osteoporosis management programmes should focus on improving HRQoL with specific attention to be given for patients with low serum vitamin D level, patients receiving multiple medications, patients having movement restriction, patients having spine kyphosis and those who have no friend or family member to remind them to take the medication. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - November 11, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Anan S. Jarab, Tareq L. Mukattash, Hayat Hilan, Razan Bsoul Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Issue Information
Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, Volume 10, Issue 4, Page 389-390, December 2019. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - November 3, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Issue Information Source Type: research

How safe are our pharmaceuticals?
Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, Volume 10, Issue 4, Page 391-392, December 2019. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - November 3, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Albert I. Wertheimer Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Ethical issues in consenting older adults: academic researchers and community perspectives
ConclusionsObtaining informed consents from older adults is a challenging process. Researchers should be aware of the special needs and strategies to achieve realistic and ethical informed consents from older adults. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - October 30, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Shoroq M. Altawalbeh, Fadi M. Alkhateeb, Omar F. Attarabeen Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Unethical pharmaceutical marketing in Pakistan: a systematic review
ConclusionSuggestions to effect on strategy ‐making in Pakistan, creating more secure society and guaranteeing best guidelines are maintained in the pharmaceutical business. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - October 28, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Riaz Hussain Khowaja, Anam Feroz Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Globalization of pharmaceutical trade and healthcare coverage of the Millennium Development Goals
ConclusionThe globalization of pharmaceutical trade can help achieve healthcare coverage of the MDGs, especially for countries under the resource ‐constrained condition. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - October 24, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Bocong Yuan, Jiannan Li, Zhaoguo Wang Tags: Short Communication Source Type: research

Cost –utility analysis of blister packaging all outpatient medications for veterans with bipolar disorder, major affective disorder, post‐traumatic stress disorder or schizophrenia
ConclusionsIn this group of veterans with serious mental illnesses, our results suggest that blister packaging all outpatient prescription medications was budget ‐neutral. Blister packaging may be a cost‐effective barrier to intentional overdose with prescribed medications. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - October 15, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Jill E Lavigne, Kristin Falbo, Peter M Gutierrez Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Prescribing patterns of physicians working in both the direct and indirect treatment sectors in Iran; findings and implications
ConclusionsThere are a number of areas of potential concern with physician prescribing in this study. These include the high use of antibiotics in both sectors, potentially inappropriate polypharmacy in the Direct sector, as well as possibly the overuse of injections especially in the Indirect sector, increasing costs and potentially patient harm. These will be the subject of future research projects. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - October 9, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Fatemeh Soleymani, Brian Godman, Pegah Yarimanesh, Abbas Kebriaeezadeh Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

An insight into the perception of community pharmacists on health literacy
ConclusionThe study found an overall good knowledge and positive attitude towards HL among community pharmacists, with a considerable proportion having below par knowledge, not so positive attitude and infrequent practices of HL strategies. Incorporating HL component in the curriculum and continuous training programmes may help improving the knowledge and attitude of pharmacists towards HL. This may help achieving better health outcomes. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - October 7, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Mudassir Anwar, Faris El ‐Dahiyat, Humam A. Shriki, Mohammad A. Khaled, Afshan Rani Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Evaluating the effectiveness of pneumococcal vaccines against hospitalization and intensive care unit admission in adults
ConclusionAdults who received pneumococcal vaccines experienced reduced rates of hospital versus ICU admissions due to pneumonia infection. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - October 7, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Ahmed Hossam eldin El-Bardissy, Rana Moustafa Al ‐Adawi, Ahmed Atef Shible, Zainab Albu‐Mahmood, Dina Eltayeb Elgaily, Hani Abdelaziz Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Prevalence and trend of potential drug –drug interaction among children with depression in U.S. outpatient settings
ConclusionsThis study provided significant and real ‐world evidence about the high prevalence rate of DDI in children receiving depression treatment. There is an urgent need to detect, assess and analyse DDIs before clinical medications are administered. Ultimately, it aims to improve patient care and safety in relation to the use of medicines. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - September 12, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: L. Leanne Lai, Goar Alvarez, Linh Dang, Dung Vuong, Vy Ngo, Yailin Jo, Leroy Koh Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

The role of Health Technology Assessment in pharmaceutical policy decision ‐making in Greece. Findings from a qualitative study
This study aimed to investigate stakeholders' beliefs regarding Health Technology Assessment (HTA) in pharmaceutical policy in Greece. A qualitative research using semi ‐structured interviews was performed. Interviewees were selected using purposive sampling amongst pharmaceutical market various stakeholders. According to stakeholders, there is an urgent need for more extensive use of HTA. The establishment of an HTA organization is a demand of wide consensus amo ngst participants. Α change in the current culture towards greater transparency was seen as a prerequisite for the successful establishment of ΗΤ&...
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - August 19, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Christos Tsakalogiannis, Eleftheria Karampli, Kostas Athanasakis, John Kyriopoulos Tags: Short Communication Source Type: research

Issue Information
Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, Volume 10, Issue 3, Page 267-268, September 2019. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - August 8, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Issue Information Source Type: research

The world's priciest medicine
Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, Volume 10, Issue 3, Page 269-270, September 2019. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - August 8, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Albert I. Wertheimer Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Medicines policy issues for Saudi Arabia: priorities and model
This article describes the need to build a conceptual model and the future directions for medicines policy in the country. The model is needed to narrate and document the set of challenges with regard to workforce, professional d evelopment, human and health services for the pharmaceutical and medicines sector. A conceptual model could aid to build and identify priority medicines policy issues. The model describes stakeholder involvement, including government, policymakers, industry, academics and consumers who could be invo lved in the policy development. Interaction between these stakeholders, as well as thematic documen...
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - August 7, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Ahmer Hameed Mirza, Syed Shahzad Hasan, Faris El ‐Dahiyat, Zaheer‐Ud‐Din Babar Tags: Short Communication Source Type: research

Policies influencing access to new targeted oncologic drugs in Ecuadorian hospitals: an interrupted time series analysis
AbstractObjective and methodsAn interrupted time series analysis was performed to measure the impact of two policy interventions on the accessibility to new targeted oncologic drugs in Ecuador. The first intervention decentralized the selection process allowing drug and therapeutic committees (DTCs) to directly select new drugs. The second brought back the final decision to a central body but kept the first decision level in hospitals. Five ‐year (2010–2014) individual dispensing data from the six largest Ecuadorian cancer hospitals were analysed. Monthly incidence rate of targeted oncologic drug users (per 1000 ca...
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - August 7, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Carlos E. Dur án, Monique Elseviers, Robert Vander Stichele, Sylvie Rottey, Patricia Granja, Thierry Christiaens Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Evaluation and comparison of the utilization of anti ‐epileptic drugs in Indian paediatric patients with global usage data
ConclusionsOlder generation AEDs are still used in majority of patients as mono and dual therapy. Among the newer generation AEDs, there is an increase in the utilization of levetiracetam. Prescription of AEDs in our study goes in line with Asian countries but differs with the European counterparts due to various reasons. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - July 29, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Bijoy Kumar Panda, Ruth Susan George, Neha Vijay Parekh, Adhiraj Dharmadhikari, Sandeep Patil Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Barriers to adverse drug reaction reporting in community practice in the UAE
ConclusionsPlace of graduation, the complexity of the reporting process and lack of reporting skills were identified as the main barriers hindering ADR reporting. To overcome these difficulties and enhance the reporting level, training programmes on P.V. system, spontaneous reporting and professional guidance of pharmacists should be implemented. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - July 25, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Munther S. Alnajjar, Lama M. Zamzoum, Dima A. Saeed Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Clopidogrel safety communication impact on histamine ‐2 receptor antagonist and proton‐pump inhibitor use trends
ConclusionsOverall H2RA and PPI use did not change among adults taking clopidogrel from 2007 through 2014. Prescribers must consider acid reducing agents that will not interact with clopidogrel. Future studies should evaluate the use of PPIs and H2RAs with dual antiplatelet therapy and in patients with a high risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - July 19, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Amie Armbrister, Annette Vidal, Shanique James, Claudia Nunez Chiang, Jennifer G. Steinberg, Alexandra Perez Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Medication adherence in patients with psychiatric disorders in Tehran
ConclusionNon ‐adherence to treatment is a major problem in patients, and the intervention of pharmacists as the most accessible of medical staff as well as physicians can help to persuade patients to adhere and continually take medicines. Some issues such as the side effects of medications, patients' lack of b elief in the need for treatment and patients' uncertainty about the effectiveness of medicines were the most important factors contributing to their non‐adherent behaviour. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - July 10, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Gholamhossein Mehralian, Zahra Sharif, Ghazal Abbasian Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Views regarding the safety and efficacy of medicines used in children: comparing originators and local generics in Jordan
ConclusionsThe majority of respondents thought that medicines used in children were effective and safe. It was thought that local generics used in children were as effective as originator medicines. However, almost one ‐third of respondents thought that local generics were not as safe as originator medicines. Respondents reported high levels of confidence in the pharmacist as an important part of the healthcare team when treating children. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - June 17, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tareq L. Mukattash, Nizar M. Mhaidat, Ali Al-Khawaldeh, Anan S. Jarab, Mohammad B. Nusair Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Pharmaceutical pricing policies in Qatar and Lebanon: narrative review and document analysis
ConclusionsThe pharmaceutical pricing policies implemented in Qatar and Lebanon are reflective of both the advancements in the human capital and financial resources of the nations and are in line with the World Health Organization ‐recommended pricing policies for developing countries. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - June 3, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Nada Abdel Rida, Mohamed Izham Mohamed Ibrahim, Zaheer ‐Ud‐Din Babar Tags: Review Source Type: research

Orphan drug policies in different countries
ConclusionsComparison of different legislations and policies in each country can be used to identify and address deficiencies in the field of RDs and improve accessibility of ODs. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - May 27, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Amar Abbas, Janis Vella Szijj, Lilian M. Azzopardi, Anthony Serracino Inglott Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Issue Information
Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, Volume 10, Issue 2, Page 157-158, June 2019. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - May 16, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Issue Information Source Type: research

Deprescribing: an emerging role for pharmacists
Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, Volume 10, Issue 2, Page 159-160, June 2019. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - May 16, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Barry A. Bleidt Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

The innovation paradox: pharmaceutical marketing exclusivity and incentives for drug development
ConclusionsIf the length of the pre ‐market process correlates with particular drug types, disease targets, or studied outcomes, we may be offering an inadequate incentive in entire areas of medicine where we have a critical need for new treatments. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - May 16, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Erika Lietzan, Kristina M. L. Acri n ée Lybecker Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Developing and piloting a serious game to educate children about over ‐the‐counter medication safety
ConclusionThis pilot suggests that a serious game may influence participants ’ knowledge and attitude about OTC medication safety. Further research is needed to examine the potential of using serious games to teach children about safe medication use and negative consequences of inappropriate use. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - May 16, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Olufunmilola Abraham, Alison Feathers, Lorin Grieve, Dmitriy Babichenko Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Patient safety practices among community pharmacists in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
ConclusionThe study illustrated that the documentation of mistakes should be encouraged among the pharmacists, and some procedures should be implemented in order to reduce the communication barriers with patients, and a better allocation of the staff. These implementations will help to support the patient safety practice among pharmacists. Some items showed a difference between junior and senior pharmacists in an overall rating of patient safety (P‐value 0.019), and making the pharmacy better in trying to prevent mistakes (P‐value 0.022). (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - May 16, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Hussein Alslubi, Faris El ‐Dahiyat Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Measuring knowledge and attitudes towards the utilization of pharmacogenetic testing among physicians
This study aims to test Rogers's diffusion of innovation theory to assess knowledge and attitudes towards the use of PGx testing among physicians.MethodA sample of community physicians in South Florida was invited to complete an online survey about PGx testing. Practicing physicians who willing to sign the participation letter were included. The survey collected data on sociodemographics, knowledge of and attitudes towards PGx testing. Multiple dimensions of knowledge (i.e. prior experience) and attitude (i.e. relative advantage) were measured.Key findingsOne hundred and fourty ‐eight physicians participated in this stud...
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - May 16, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Suhaib Muflih, Barry A. Bleidt, Lynn Lafferty, Mohammad S. Shawaqfeh, Goar Alvarez Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Cost analysis of management of cardiovascular disease comorbidities in Turkey
ConclusionThe study findings helped gain an insight into the most prominent comorbidities associated with CVDs in the perspective of reimbursement institution including direct costs. Further studies are needed to understand the real cost for reimbursement institution. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - May 16, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: G üvenç Koçkaya, Gülpembe Ergin Oğuzhan, Bülent Özin, Kerem Can Yılmaz, Orçun Çiftçi, Filiz Çavuş, Amir Mustapha Sharaf, Nazım Buyuktuna, Tansu Buyukısık, Mete Saylan Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Extent of extemporaneous compounding and pattern of prescribing and use of extemporaneous medicines in a developing setting
ConclusionsThe extent of compounding and use of extemporaneous products is considerable and remain an importance source of critical access to essential medicines for children with cardiovascular and neurological disorders, and electrolyte imbalance and nutritional deficiencies in both the inpatient and ambulatory settings. However, the limited access to information on the stability, efficacy and safety of extemporaneous products may potentially expose patients to harm. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - May 16, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Kazeem B. Yusuff Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Disparities in cost ‐related drug nonadherence under the Affordable Care Act
ConclusionThe narrowed disparities in CRN suggest the ACA effectively improved prescription drug adherence by those vulnerable to healthcare cost burdens. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - May 16, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Wendy Yi Xu, Andrew Shooshtari, Jeah (Kyoungrae) Jung Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Assessment of patient satisfaction following pharmacist counselling session by a novel patient satisfaction feedback on counselling questionnaire
AbstractObjectiveThe study aimed to develop a novel tool known as patient satisfaction feedback on counselling (PSF) questionnaire and documented patient satisfaction following pharmacist counselling using the tool.MethodsA 2 ‐month cross‐sectional study was conducted at Clifton Hospital Pharmacy in Karachi, Pakistan, using a novel questionnaire in both English and Urdu languages after face and content validation. Convenient sampling was employed, and data were analysed by SPSS v22. The study was approved by Ethics C ommittee of Clifton Hospital(Letter#23 ‐18).Key findingsContent validity index and reliability were r...
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - May 16, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Atta Abbas Naqvi, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Syed Baqir Shyum Naqvi, Muhammad Tariq Aftab, Fatima Zehra, Muhammad Nehal Nadir, Amnah Jahangir, Bharti Kachela Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Differences in evidence ‐based osteoporosis medication use between elderly men and women enrolled in Medicare Part D
ConclusionElderly men are significantly undertreated for osteoporosis compared to elderly women, and this is particularly problematic among blacks. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - May 16, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Feng ‐Hua Ellen Loh, Bruce Stuart, Amy Davidoff, Deborah Sturpe, Eberechukwu Onukwugha, Marc Hochberg Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Issue Information
Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, Volume 10, Issue 2, Page 157-158, June 2019. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - May 16, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Issue Information Source Type: research

Deprescribing: an emerging role for pharmacists
Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, Volume 10, Issue 2, Page 159-160, June 2019. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - May 16, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Barry A. Bleidt Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Critical appraisal of the clinical practice guideline for the management of dyslipidaemia and prevention of cardiovascular disease: AACE 2017 guidelines
ConclusionThe appraisal obtained in this article can be utilized by guideline developers to improve the quality of their upcoming guidelines. Healthcare professionals can be aware of guideline limitations and the importance of quality assessment of the guideline before applying their recommendations whenever possible by using Agree II tool. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - May 14, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Raja M. Alkhawaja, Lama Madi, Eman hamoud, Ibtihal Abdallah, Mehak Javed, Hamis Fayez, Rana Ahmed Tags: Short Communication Source Type: research

Awareness on know your medicine campaign and the appropriate use of medicines among Sarawak consumers
AbstractIntroductionInappropriate use of medicine is a serious public health issue. Malaysia launched Know Your Medicine (KYM) campaign in 2007 to promote the appropriate use of medicines (AUOM). However, little studies were done to evaluate the extent of awareness level towards the campaign and AUOM among Sarawak population.ObjectiveTo explore the awareness level of consumers on the KYM campaign and on the AUOM in the state of Sarawak, Malaysia.MethodsA cross ‐sectional survey was conducted from June to August 2015 using a structured self‐administered questionnaire adapted from the National Survey on the Use of Medici...
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - May 13, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Chuo Yew Ting, Wei Chern Ang, Kamaruddin Ahmad, Shing Chyi Loo, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Abu Hassan Alshaari Abd Jabar Tags: Short Communication Source Type: research

Disparities in cost ‐related drug nonadherence under the Affordable Care Act
ConclusionThe narrowed disparities in CRN suggest the ACA effectively improved prescription drug adherence by those vulnerable to healthcare cost burdens. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - April 21, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Wendy Yi Xu, Andrew Shooshtari, Jeah (Kyoungrae) Jung Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Clinical evidence of pharmacogenetics of statins: systematic literature review
ConclusionsMany studies suggest a strong association between clinical outcomes and certain genes relevant to statins. However, these studies were observational and only a few were randomised controlled trials (RCTs). The strength of evidence to support pharmacogenetic testing for statin is not adequate. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - April 10, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Anas S. Aldawsari, Mohammad S. Shawaqfeh Tags: Review Source Type: research

Parental views and attitudes towards use of unlicensed and off ‐label medicines in children and paediatric clinical trials: an online cross‐sectional study in the Arab world
AbstractObjectivesThe present study aimed to explore views and attitudes of parents towards the use of unlicensed and off ‐label medicines in children, paediatric clinical trials, and the role of pharmacists in the safety and effectiveness of medicines.MethodsA cross ‐sectional electronic survey was conducted over social media networks in the Arab world to assess parents’ views and attitude towards use of unlicensed/off‐label medicines and clinical trials in children. Validated questionnaire was adopted to achieve the study goals.Key findingsA total of 4740 respondents completed the online questionnaire. 55.2% ...
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - April 7, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tareq L. Mukattash, Anan S. Jarab, Aseel Daradkeh, Rana Abufarha, Sawsan H. AbuHammad, Nasr N. AlRabadi Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research