Special Issue "Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice Research"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 July 2020).
Interests: access to medicines; pharmaceutical policy; pharmacy practice; global health; medicine pricing; medicines safety; pharmaceutical system strengtheing in low and middle income countries
Interests: pharmacy practice; medicines safety; pharmaceutical policy; pharmaceutical health services research
Medicines expenditure constitutes 60-80%, of healthcare budget in low and middle-income countries, while they are 10-25% in the high income developed countries. This makes it one of the most attractive fields to study and to provide evidence-based solutions with regards to "access" and "use" of medicines.
Medicines' role is also vital to alleviate suffering and to improve patient health outcomes, however, one-third of the world's population still lacks access to essential medicines. This series would focus on pertinent issues on pharmaceutical policy and practice including "access and affordability of medicines". "medicines funding and reimbursement", "generic medicines", "medicines safety", "Medicines pricing" "access to high-cost medicines" and "biosimilar".
This series would also shed light on the role of pharmacists in the "broader health sphere" and would analyse the "impact of pharmacy services" on "patient health outcomes".
Prof. Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar
Dr. Rabia Hussain
Dr. Jason C. Hsu
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- access and affordability of medicines
- medicines funding and reimbursement
- generic medicines
- medicines safety
- Medicines pricing
- access to high-cost medicines
- Impact of pharmacy services