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Latest IPJ asks: How much better can we be?

The theme of the new issue of the IPJ — “Towards better practices” — reflects that of this year’s World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The medicines-use process is a continuum that runs from research to patient care.  All of us who are a part of that continuum are asking: “How can we deliver better medicines and better care?” This issue of the IPJ presents you with numerous answers to this question. Read up on pharmacy matters from around the world and catch up on what you might have missed at this year’s World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences through our special congress issue.

  • State of pharmacy remuneration around the world revealed
  • Refugee crisis: How pharmacy is meeting needs 
  • Medicines harming our environment: Why pharmacy should take the lead 
  • Latest international standards for hospital pharmacy
  • FIP President on a plan for the future
  • Bayer’s head of global drug discovery on how productivity in R&D could be fostered by strategic changes: Watch! 
  • Bispecific T cell-engaging antibodies engineered for cancer therapy
  • Tailored oral therapy using a novel solid dosage pen 
  • Alternative forms of trial design needed, UK regulator says
  • Should there be a classification system for manufacturing? Watch and exclusive industry interview!
  • Community pharmacies could be offering pharmacogenetics services as early as 2020, experts predict
  • Why drug trials need to be more patient-friendly: Watch! 
  • How better drug shortages information has improved care in Spain
  • Deans discuss journey to evidence-based curricular improvement
  • FIP congress on camera

And news includes:

  • FIP calls attention to how pharmacists can contribute to mental health care
  • New resource to support fight against AMR
  • Pharmacists’ roles are becoming more diverse, global report finds
  • WHO recommends pilot to assess effective delivery of first malaria vaccine
  • Withdrawal of type 2 oral polio vaccine agreed for April
  • New partnership to tackle week link that is primary care
  • WHO/UNAIDS launch new standards to improve adolescent care
  • Latest global workforce intelligence published
  • FIP members mark World Pharmacists Day 2015
  • New Scientific Secretary appointed
  • Sixteen pharmacists and scientists honoured
  • Point of care HIV testing in pharmacies is cost-effective, study says
  • Encrypted patient information databases may not be secure


All this and more is available today!


FIP members can access the interactive magazine and pdf here.