30 May 2018
2017 Annual report published: Serving global health

The diverse work of pharmaceutical educators, pharmaceutical scientists and pharmacists, all in the service of global health, is documented in FIP’s latest annual report, published today. The report, “Serving global health”, highlights the many achievements FIP and its worldwide network of experts and national member organisations made in 2017 and outlines FIP’s current areas of work. “Let us be in no doubt that the pharmacy profession has a firm place in the universal health coverage agenda, and there is much more we can offer. It is through working together in the service of global pharmacy that, ultimately, we serve global health,” said FIP president Carmen Peña. Click here to read the report. 

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

“Countries with a lower number of pharmacists per capita are more likely to have reduced access to medicines, as pharmacists are needed at every stage of the pharmaceutical supply chain,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, has said in his report on addressing the global shortage of medicines and vaccines presented at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, this week.

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

Inefficient pharmaceutical supply chains are partly to blame for a substantial proportion of the world still being without access to basic live-saving medicines, the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) says in a new report, published today. The report, “Pharmacists in the supply chain: The role of the medicines expert in ensuring quality and availability”, is released in a landscape of challenges such as substandard and falsified medicines, and a shortage of human resources in the health supply chain. “The need to ensure effective and safe medicines supply prompted FIP to take a close look at the actual role of pharmacists in pharmaceutical supply chains. This report aims to provide a foundation from which improvement can develop,” said FIP’s Working Group on Pharmacists in the Supply Chain chair Ulf Janzon.

News archive

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

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