Social and Administrative Aspects of Pharmacy in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Social and Administrative Aspects of Pharmacy in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Present Challenges and Future Solutions

1st Edition - October 24, 2017

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  • Editors: Mohamed Izham Ibrahim, Albert Wertheimer, Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128112298
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128112281

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Social and Administrative Aspects of Pharmacy in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Present Challenges and Future Solutions examines the particularities of low- and middle-income countries and offers solutions based on their needs, culture and available resources. Drawing from the firsthand experience of researchers and practitioners working in these countries, this book addresses the socio-behavioral aspects of pharmacy and health, pharmacoeconomics, pharmaceutical policy, supply management and marketing, pharmacoepidemiology and public health pharmacy specific to low- and middle-income countries. While some practices may be applied appropriately in disparate places, too often pharmacy practice in low- and middle-income countries is directly copied from successes in developed countries, despite the unique needs and challenges low- and middle-income countries face.

Key Features

  • Examines key issues and challenges of pharmacy practice and the pharmaceutical sector specific to low- and middle-income countries
  • Compares pharmacy practice in developed and developing countries to highlight the unique challenges and opportunities of each
  • Provides a blueprint for the future of pharmacy in low- and middle-income countries, including patient-centered care, evidence-based care and promoting the role of the pharmacist for primary health care in these settings

Readership

Practicing pharmacists, pharmacy leaders in academic and practice sites, pharmacy educators, researchers in social and administrative pharmacy, researchers in pharmacy practice and education, pharmacy graduate students, consultants, international pharmaceutical companies, human resource departments in pharmacy practices, public health policy makers, international medicine use organizations, international organizations concerned with health (e.g. WHO, United Nations, etc.)

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction: Discovering Issues and Challenges in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
    Mohamed Izham Mohamed Ibrahim and Albert I. Wertheimer

    Section I: Socio-behavioral Aspects of Medicines Used in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
    2. Socio-Behavioral Aspects of Medicine Used in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
    Mukhtar Ansari

    3. Patients’, Consumers’ and Healthcare Professionals’ Perceptions, Beliefs, Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Towards the Use of Medicines
    Kazeem Babatunde Yusuff

    4. The Use of Measurements and Health Behavioral Models to Improve Medication Adherence
    Yara Arafat and Mohamed Izham Mohamed Ibrahim

    Section II: Pharmaceutical Promotion in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
    5. Academic Detailing in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Principles, Use, Impact and Lessons Learned
    Saval Khanal

    Section III: Economic Evaluation and Medicine Expenditure in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
    6. Economic Evaluation and Medicine Expenditure in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
    Gianluigi Casadei and Paola Minghetti

    7. Medicine Pricing Policy and Strategies in Low- and Middle-Income Countries:  A Review
    Nada Moustafa and Mohamed Izham Mohamed Ibrahim

    8. Economic Evaluation of Predominant Disease in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Diabetes Mellitus
    Asrul Akmal Shafie

    Section IV: Pharmacovigilance and Patient Safety in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
    9. Pharmacovigilance Practices and Activities: Issues, Challenges, and Future Direction
    Subish Palaian

    10. Behavioral Aspects of Pharmacovigilance: Research Methods Considerations
    Vibhu Paudyal

    11. Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of Pharmacovigilance in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
    Dixon Thomas and Seeba Zachariah

    Section V: Generic Medicines Used in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
    12. Overcoming Challenges of Generic Medicine Utilization in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Lessons Learned from International Experiences
    Mohamed Azmi Hassali and Zhi Yen Wong

    13. Assessment of Policies, Determinants and Characteristics of Generic Medicine Entry into the Pharmaceutical Markets
    Omotayo Fatokun

    Section VI: Rational and Responsible Medicine Use in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
    14. Misconceptions and Misues of Drugs by Prescribers, Dispensers and Consumers
    Pathiyil Ravi Shankar

    15. Strengths and Weaknesses of Pharmaceutical Policy in Relation to Rational and Responsible Medicines Use
    Tuan Anh Nguyen and Elizabeth E. Roughead

    16. Rational and Responsible Medicines Use
    Arjun Poudel and Lisa M. Nissen

    Section VII: Quality of Public Health Pharmacy Services in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
    17. Quality of Pharmacy Health Services
    Saira Azhar and Mohamed Izham Mohamed Ibrahim

    18. Assessment of Medicine Dispensing and Extended Community Pharmacy Services
    Mohamed Izham Mohamed Ibrahim

    19. Enhancing Quality of Patient-Centered Care Services in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Pharmaceutical Care Approach
    Dinesh Kumar Upadhyay and Ooi Guat See

    20. Politics and Competition between Professions: Future Scope of Pharmacy Practice
    Yu Fang and Kangkang Yan

    Section VIII: Medicine Quality: Substandard and Counterfeit Medicine in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
    21. Perspective, Knowledge, Attitude, and Belief of Various Stakeholders on Medicines Quality: Counterfeit and Substandard Medicines
    Abubakr Abdelraouf Alfadl

    Section IX: Medicine Information and Health Literacy in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
    22. Issues on Source, Access, Extent and Quality of Information Available Among Pharmacists and Pharmacy Personnel to Practice Effectively
    Ahmed Ibrahim Fathelrahman

    Section X: Good Governance and Pharmaceutical Policy in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
    23. Problems and Obstacles of Low- and Middle-Income Countries in Having Good Governance and Quality and Effective Pharmaceutical Policy
    Sonak D. Pastakia, Benson N. Njuguna and Dan N. Tran

    24. Pharmacogovernance: Advancing Pharmacovigilance and Patient Safety
    Kathy Moscou and Jillian C. Kohler

    25. Pharmaceutical Policy: Synthesis, Themes and Future Directions
    Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar and Shane L. Scahill

Product details

  • No. of pages: 484
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2017
  • Published: October 24, 2017
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128112298
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128112281

About the Editors

Mohamed Izham Ibrahim

Dr Mohamed Ibrahim is a Professor of Social and Administrative Pharmacy at College of Pharmacy, Qatar University. He obtained his PhD degree in Pharmacy Administration from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science (PCPS), Philadelphia, USA in 1995. He was a founding Program Chairman for Social & Administrative Pharmacy Program. He also served as founding Chairman, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Al Qassim University, KSA and founding Assoc. Dean of Research & Graduate Studies Affairs, College of Pharmacy, Qatar University. He was formerly a Professor at School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia and College of Pharmacy, Qassim University, Al-Qassim, KSA. His areas of research, publication and consultancy are in the area of Social & Administrative Pharmacy that focus on Pharmaceutical Policy & Supply Management, Pharmacoeconomics, Pharmacoepidemiology, Socio-behavioral Aspects of Pharmacy, and Pharmaceutical Management & Marketing. Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim has supervised and/or participated in the training of over 70 MSc and PhD graduate students from 14 countries in Africa and Asia. He has published over 250 peer-reviewed papers, multiple proceedings, monographs, research reports and other publications, including authoring or editing 12 books and multiple book chapters.. He is a co-editor of Pharmacy Practice in Developing Countries: Achievements and Challenges (Elsevier, 2016). He is part of the editorial board member and reviewers in many peer review international journals. Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim has presented more than 100 invited presentations, and is the recipient of 9 international, 18 national and 11 university research grants, and is also the recipient of 2015 Scopus Medical & Health Science Scientist Award. He has functioned in multiple consultant roles to government in Malaysia, Sudan, Mongolia, Qatar, and non-governmental bodies at national and international levels (WHO, HAI).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Social and Administrative Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, Qatar University, Qatar

Albert Wertheimer

Albert I Wertheimer is a professor of pharmacy economics at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Previously, he was a professor at Temple University, and at the University of Minnesota, and the Dean at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. He earned his pharmacy degree at the University of Buffalo, his MBA at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and his PhD from Purdue University. He was also a postdoctoral fellow in the Social Medicine Department of St. Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, University of London.He is the author or co-author of 35 books, many book chapters and about 430 articles in scientific and professional journals. He is the editor of the Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research. He has advised 90 PhD graduates and more than that number of Masters degree students. In addition, he has been the advisor of about 15 postdoctoral research fellows.

Dr. Wertheimer has lectured or consulted in about 70 countries. He received the research achievement award from the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, is a fellow of the International Pharmacy Federation (FIP) and is a Scheele Laureat from the Swedish Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences. He is peer reviewer for about 20 journals and on the editorial board of three. He holds adjunct appointments at Pharmacy faculties in Malta, China, Turkey, Taiwan. Slovenia, and Mexico. Currently, he is working in the area of health policy analysis.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Pharmacy Economics, College of Pharmacy, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and editor of the Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research

Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar

Professor Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar is Professor in Medicines and Healthcare and the Director of Centre of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice Research at the University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom. He is globally known for his work in pharmaceutical policy and practice, including quality use of medicines, clinical pharmacy practice, access to medicines and issues related to pharmacoeconomics. He has published in high impact journals such as PLoS Medicine and the Lancet and has acted as a consultant for World Health Organization, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Health Action International, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, World Bank, European Union, International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) and for the Pharmaceutical Management Agency of New Zealand. His edited work includes "Economic evaluation of pharmacy services", “Pharmaceutical prices in the 21st century”, “Pharmaceutical policies in countries with developing healthcare systems ", “Global Pharmaceutical Policy”, “Pharmacy Practice Research Methods” and “Encyclopedia of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy”. Published by Elsevier and Adis/Springer, the work is used in curriculum design, policy development and for referral all around the globe. Professor Babar is also the Editor-in-Chief of BMC Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice and can be contacted at z.babar@hud.ac.uk

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor in Medicines and Healthcare and Director, Centre of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice Research, University of Huddersfield, UK

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