04 September 2018
Pharmacy workforce predicted to grow year on year in new report

The findings from the largest retrospective study of pharmacy workforce capacity conducted by any organisation to date have been published today at the 78th World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in a report by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP).

29 June 2018
FIP and CPA cement relations

FIP and the Commonwealth Pharmacists Association have today signed a memorandum of understanding, defining how the two organisations will work synergistically to advance health for the public benefit by developing the pharmacy profession.

FIP and CPA have already been working together on pushing forward the pharmaceutical workforce agenda. “2018 has provided important opportunities for the CPA’s advocacy efforts for the profession around both the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting. This year our voice was significantly louder due to the support in these efforts offered by FIP. The impact we have made together is significant and resulted in a recommendation from civil society to invest in the pharmacy workforce being presented to the Commonwealth health ministers,” said CPA executive director Victoria Rutter.

27 June 2018
IPJ focuses on healthy ageing

Core concepts of the “Global Strategy and Action Plan on Ageing and Health,” adopted by the World Health Assembly in 2016, include valuing older people in society, and helping them to build and maintain optimal functional ability as well as to preserve their autonomy despite losses in physical or cognitive capacity.


News archive

20 June 2018
New FIP report lists pharmacy interventions with evidence of improving adherence in the elderly

30 May 2018
2017 Annual report published: Serving global health

23 May 2018
FIP’s work highlighted by WHO DG in report on addressing medicines shortages

08 May 2018
Focus on pharmacists’ supply chain expertise in order to improve access to medicines, FIP says

07 February 2018
FIP appoints new chief executive officer

29 January 2018
Telling WHO how pharmacists support women

22 December 2017
Over four million pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists work together for better health

28 November 2017
New FIP report on the role of pharmacists in reducing harm associated with drugs of abuse includes marijuana

17 November 2017
Technology vs soul. Reports from FIP congress 2017 in the new IPJ

02 October 2017
Strategic approaches are needed to improve medicines information, says FIP

14 September 2017
New FIP global survey shows clear contribution of pharmacy to health beyond dispensing

12 September 2017
New data depict state of progress in pharmacy workforce development

11 September 2017
We must generate jobs in the pharmaceutical sector, FIP President says

26 July 2017
FIP announces resignation of Chief Executive Officer

13 July 2017
Future medicines and more: Reports from PSWC 2017 in the new IPJ

31 May 2017
2016 Annual report published: Putting people first

30 May 2017
Pharmacists’ role in harm reduction highlighted by FIP at World Health Assembly

22 May 2017
More effective treatment for cystic fibrosis patients on its way

16 May 2017
FIP publishes overview of models for reporting medicines shortages

03 May 2017
FIP calls on pharmacy leaders to transform the workforce as it releases 67 statements on pharmaceutical education

25 April 2017
Recognition of pharmacists’ role in self care is growing, new FIP report says

10 April 2017
Diversity of profession to be focus of World Pharmacists Day 2017

22 February 2017
Pharmacy support workforce survey findings published

31 January 2017
Need for quality medicines information to be included in national medicines policies, new FIP report says

30 January 2017
Pharmaceutical science is integral to national responses to dementia, FIP tells WHO Board

21 December 2016
Pharmacists & pharmaceutical scientists: Continuing to care for you

07 November 2016
FIP prepares profession to face workforce demands

07 November 2016
Pharmacy profession is advancing with help of FIP resources

27 October 2016
Burden of disease: reports from the 2016 FIP congress in the latest IPJ

29 September 2016
Health care professions ask consumers to identify fake medicine

25 September 2016
FIP President's 2016 World Pharmacists Day video message

28 August 2016
Community pharmacies’ important social role must not be forgotten, FIP President says

28 August 2016
FIP’s vision to be served by three new board members from Germany, Japan and USA

27 August 2016
Community pharmacies have the potential to vaccinate at least one in eight people right now, FIP says

28 July 2016
New international guidelines to help pharmacies keep going during natural disasters

21 July 2016
New IPJ focuses on creating a better pharmacy workforce

13 June 2016
Launch of new guidance to make children’s medicines safer and more effective

30 May 2016
2015 Annual report: Empowerment through sharing

27 May 2016
Ministers at WHA69 hear how pharmacists support victims of violence

24 March 2016
New IPJ looks at how else we can serve our communities

29 January 2016
Medicines shortages could cause death of children, says FIP

22 December 2015
Seasons greetings

16 December 2015
FIP publishes guide to help pharmacists establish tobacco-free communities

01 December 2015
Pharmacists and scientists can take the lead in reducing the environmental impact of medicines

26 November 2015
Latest IPJ asks: How much better can we be?

16 November 2015
FIP issues new resource to arm pharmacy's fight against antibiotic resistance

10 October 2015
New FIP report calls attention to how pharmacists can contribute to mental health care

30 September 2015
Sixteen honoured by global pharmacy body

30 September 2015
FIP Council appoints new Scientific Secretary

29 September 2015
FIP president describes plan for profession at opening of 75th world pharmacy congress

25 September 2015
Pharmacists learning with other health professionals will become more common, new report predicts

24 September 2015
International statements for hospital pharmacy revised

03 August 2015
Lab Boxes: The FIP project bringing learning to life

29 July 2015
Latest IPJ focuses on the data revolution in health

12 June 2015
UNESCO renews unique agreement to develop pharmacy education with FIP