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FIP makes it a priority to publish the latest developments in pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical sciences, related global news and prominent events. Our multi-media approach to keeping members, partners and peers informed of what is and will be affecting their area of practice or science is key to keeping information flowing through the FIP network.

2019 IPJ Vol 37, No. 1 – June 2019 – Primary health care and YOU!
  • How mHealth applications are improving the quality of primary health care services
  • How emerging vaccine technologies are pushing disease prevention boundaries
  • Evidence supports development of a pharmacy service to screen children for hypercholesterolaemia
  • Pharmacists beating non-communicable diseases in the community
  • Interview with Sandra Carey, global president at McCann Health Global Pharmacy
  • Strengthening the role of pharmacists in primary health care in Turkey
  • How Indonesia’s pharmacists are developing their primary healthcare workforce
  • How US medical practices are integrating more pharmacists into primary healthcare teams
  • Thoughts from Fred Mayer, the USA’s “father of public health pharmacy”
  • Why we must encourage people to become active managers of their own health
  • Reports from the FIP Regional Conference for the Middle Eastern Region
2018 IPJ Vol 36, No. 2 – November 2018 – Transforming outcomes

Content includes:

  • Pharmacy “Amazonified”: What it could mean. 
  • FIP’s new president on modernisation. 
  • How nanotechnology breakthroughs are transforming cancer care.
  • Is antibiotic stewardship always effective?
  • Simplification: The WHO approach to eliminating hepatis C.
  • Pharmacogenetics services from community pharmacies.
  • How avatars can help improve counselling skills.
  • Conflict management: Take the offensive.
  • How to develop a strategic perspective for your faculty.
2018 IPJ Vol 36, No. 1 – June 2018 – Healthy ageing

Contents include: 

  • How pharmacists can improve adherence in the elderly. 
  • Tackling dementia: New drugs, new approaches, new hope. 
  • Long-term care: Optimising outcomes and being versatile. 
  • How pharmacies are helping to create age-friendly communities. 
  • Equipping health systems for 2030 and beyond. 
  • Ensuring health and happiness for Finland’s ageing
2017 IPJ Vol 35, No. 2 – November 2017 – The soul of pharmacy

Contents include:

  • Lebanon: Pharmacists have huge potential in the refugee crisis but must act now
  • World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences reports
  • Neurological disease and cancer drugs are “hot” but scientists must consider market forces
  • Are you ready for Generation C?
  • Medicines shortages: What progress has been made?
  • Good enough is dead! Technology must be integrated into pharmacy education
2017 Vol 35, No. 1 – July 2017 – Future medicines for one world

Contents include:

  • “End-to-end thinking” is paving the way to future medicines
  • Non-profit pharma companies offering a new route to medicines
  • Interview Hiroaki Kitano: Systems biology is changing health care
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress reports
  • Developing a postgraduate course in global pharmacy
  • U-turn in Israel recognises pharmacists’ value
2016 Vol 34, No. 3 – October 2016 – Reducing the global burden of disease

Contents include:

  • Achieving responsible use of antimicrobial medicines
  • Rising to the challenge of reducing the global burden of disease
  • Stemming the tide of dementia in science
  • Nalfurafine: The first non-addictive opioid agonist
  • Regulatory approaches accelerate access to medicines
  • Health care education and labour markets must change
2016 Vol 34, No. 2 – July 2016 – Let’s create a better workforce

Contents include:

  • Interview Jim Campbell: No health without a workforce — a plan for the world
  • Continuous manufacturing: What does it mean for the pharmaceutical workforce?
  • Are pharmacists happy with their work?
  • Free movement of pharmacists in Europe: Regulation and impact
  • Brain drain/Brain gain: We need better intelligence
  • Building professional capacity in Ethiopia
2016 Vol 34, No. 1 – March 2016 – Civic Engagement

Contents include:

  • Leading pharmacies in complex and uncertain times 
  • Epigenetics is providing exciting targets for future medicines
  • Look beyond your immediate community: practise in low-resource and emergency settings
  • Global issues forge the path for global pharmacy citizens to follow
  • Social responsibility should be part of business as usual
  • Pharmacy and advocacy the Swiss way
2015 Vol 33, No. 3 – November 2015 – Towards better practices

Contents include:

  • Interview Lee Vermeulen: Inspiring developments in hospital pharmacy through international standards
  • World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences reports
  • New omega-3-related compound kills breast cancer cells with little sign of side effects
  • Pharmacists have proved essential in the Ebola crises
  • New technologies to track compliance and administration
  • Increasing responsibilities of technicians need to be acknowledged
2015 Vol 33, No. 2 – July 2015 – Data revolution

Contents include:

  • Getting practical: the FIP project giving students much needed lab experience
  • Crowd power being applied to research
  • New pharmacy services and better care for patients with multiple sclerosis
  • How real-world data are improving access to medicines
  • What might be the quickest path to equip hospital pharmacists for the information age?
  • ​Big data and the pharmacist — caution advised
2015 Vol 33, No. 1 – March 2015 – Partnerships changing health

Contents include:

  • Interview Otmar Kloiber: Together we can prove our value better 
  • Partnerships developing treatments: tips for success
  • Developing markets where pharmacists are seen as part of the team
  • Patient partnerships giving future pharmacists better skills
  • Advanced pharmacy practice — the US landscape Healthcare for nomads and other challenges
2014 Vol 32, No. 2 – November 2014 – Making health accessible

Contents include:

  • Interview with Carmen Peña Professional obligation: An oath for pharmacists
  • World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences reports
  • HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and Fabry disease: how shortages affect patients
  • Scientists join public-private partnership to advance regulatory process
  • Pharmacy bodies could take a greater role in assuring GPP
  • Bright future for pharmacists in industry but no job entitlement
2014 Vol 33, No. 1 – June 2014 – Creating the cure

Contents include:

  • How virtual R&D is leading to treatments for neglected diseases
  • Getting drugs to the brain using modified nanocarriers
  • Could we be dispensing alendronate patches in future?
  • Quality by design means linking the lab to the patient early on
  • How genomics can enhance drug therapy
  • What Asia needs to do to foster pharmaceutical sciences
2013 Vol 31, No. 2 – November 2013 – Complex patients

Contents include:

  • Pharmacy practice in daily life Complexity everywhere?
  • World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences reports
  • The Basel Statements: Where are we now?
  • Managing mentally ill patients: The Role of the Pharmacist
  • Better quality pharmacy education produces better pharmacists
  • Pharmaceutical sciences: Approaching the Future in Drug Delivery
2013 Vol 30, No. 1 – July 2013 – Stories from all over the world

Contents include:

  • How I hope to give back to the world by being a pharmacist
  • The journey thus far: pharmacy practice across continent
  • Developing medicines that are suitable for use by children
  • Providing preventative care services in a community pharmacy
  • Battling the tuberculosis pandemic in India
  • Never stop investing in yourself, never stop learning
2012 Vol 29, No. 2 – December 2012 – Centennial edition

Contents include:

  • Ensuring more responsible use of medicines: A report from the FIP stakeholders roundtables
  • Improving the responsible use of OTC products
  • Economics of pharmacy
  • Increased legal, social, and professional accountability
  • Traditional process vs. innovative practice
  • Past and future impact of drug development on healthcare
2012 Vol 28, No. 1 – June 2012 – The future of pharmacy

Contents include:

  • Global pharmacy education: Are we nearly there yet?
  • New challenges in Russia: Education responds to industry
  • Compounding in Brazil: Legal compliance for future progress
  • Change in community pharmacy policy: How are we creating it in Taiwan?
  • Team based care: Starting with the pharmacy team
  • Generating care: improving adherence through pharmacy practice
2011 Vol 27, No. 1 – June 2011 – Sustainability

Contents include:

  • Global reporting initiative: Reporting sustainability sector by sector
  • Decreased cost via increased access: A technology solution for sustainability
  • Rebuilding pharmaceutical systems in Afghanistan
  • Pharmaceutical systems development in sub-Saharan Africa: a call to action
  • The FIP Young Pharmacists Group supporting sustainability
  • The Amsterdam declaration: Creating a sustainable future at the FIP centennial congress
2011 Vol 27, No. 2 – October 2011 – 71 FIP world congress

Contents include:

  • World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences reports
  • A reason to change Flushing our future Counterfeits
  • The magic of networking Recollections of a first timer
2011 No 27, No. 3 – December 2011 – Diseases

Contents include:

  • Paediatric HIV/AIDS drug formulation development: A cost reducing strategy
  • Fighting disease with attitude: Changing attitudes and behaviours about medicines in
  • Paraguay Crisis management: Legal ramifications for pharmacy practice in the face of disaster
  • A rising killer: Non-communicable diseases in development countries
  • Looking outward and forward: Fighting neglected disease with pharmaceutical sciences
  • Neglected diseases: A public health problem of low and middle-income countries only?
  • A perspective from Mexico
2010 Vol 26, No. 1 – June 2010 – Vision and innovation

Contents include:

  • Hands off medicines enabling good dispensing practices
  • Empowering patient minority populations self-medication management program for adult patients in custody
  • ​The value of pharmaceutical innovation global versus Indian prospective
  • Culture cross, minds meet: Uniting global scientists, highlighting pharmaceutical innovations at the
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress 2010
  • Broadening the vision: Expanding pharmacy education across borders
  • Innovation in education: Using the national science festival in
  • South Africa to raise awareness of the prevention of chronic diseases
2010 Vol 26, No. 2 – December 2010 – Journey of exploration

Contents include:

  • Leading FIP into the future: Dr Michel Buchmann
  • Counterfeiting high on agendas Increased responsibility: The changing role of pharmacists
  • The FIP Academic Institutional Membership: Aiming high at the inaugural deans’ forum
  • Telepharmacy: bridging the pharmacy services gap in rural and underserviced areas
  • Learning to teach: Workshop report
2009 Vol 24, No. 1 – June 2009 – Integrated science collaborative practice

Contents include:

  • The rise of interdisciplinary approaches: How scientists are working together for international development 
  • Collaborative care of pediatric oncology patients: Focus on the pharmacy team
  • Collaborative development of a health system-focused cardiology elective: Bringing a practice site into the classroom
  • How to get together: A collaborative help network
  • The light at the end of the tunnel? A hopeful beginning for a malaria vaccine
  • Genomics in the development of vaccines
2009 Vol 25, No. 2 – December 2009 – Patient outcomes – are you ready?

Contents include:

  • Making a difference: Pharmacists on the headline
  • Infectious disease: pharmacists involvement in medically-related global activities
  • Education and patient outcomes: A call for a needs-based approach
  • Continuing professional development in pharmacy practice: Is it really about learning to learn or legislating learning?
  • ​Practice, progression and regulation: Widening the discussion
2008 Vol 23, No. 2 – Great change, great responsibility

Content includes: 

  • Reengineering Pharmacy Practice in a Changing World
  • Cancers in Developing Countries
  • Look how far we’ve come, or have we?
  • Competence in the Global Pharmacy Workforce
  • Responsibility for Patient Outcomes: Are You Ready?
2008 Vol 22, No. 1 – The future of medicines use

Content includes: 

  • Industrial Manufacturing in 2020
  • Chronopharmaceutics
  • Global Conference on the Future of Hospital Pharmacy
  • Historical non-involvement and future opportunities
  • Interprofessional collaboration as a catalyst for change
2007 Vol 21, No. 2 – Evidence to reengineer pharmacy

Content includes: 

  • Evidence: Measurable, Tangible and Powerful
  • Stopping the Most Avoidable Risk
  • A Comprehensive Future
  • The Future of Pharmacy
  • It Will Never Happen To Me. But It Could
2007 Vol 20, No. 1 – The education issue

Content includes: 

FIP and WHO Establish the Pharmacy Education Taskforce
Pharmacy Education in Finland
Pharmacy Students are moving on – but how was the Journey?
23 Hard Questions for Pharmacy Educators
Dr Kamal K Midha Addresses the Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress 2007

A world of pharmacy data: Coming soon

This part of fip.org is still under construction. It will contain links to FIP’s online database of pharmacy-related information, organised into four categories (pharmacy and medicines regulation; pharmacy workforce and education; professional services and activities; and pharmacy remuneration models), as well as a compilation of examples of pharmacy campaigns, professional services and advocacy initiatives developed by FIP member organisations and other pharmacy-related bodies around the world.



Last update 10 May 2019

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