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Latest IPJ focuses on the data revolution in health

The data explosion will change the world. Around this time last year, the United Nations put together a “data revolution advisory group” to inform the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals debate. Its work culminated in a report, “A World that Counts”, which contains examples of how the data revolution is already improving general quality of life. But where does pharmacy stand? The latest International Pharmacy Journal (vol 33;2) focuses on some of data revolution concepts — crowd-sourced data, real-world and real-time data, big data and data mining — as they relate to pharmacy and pharmaceutical scientists.

Dive into 50+ pages of pharmacy matters from around the globe!

Don’t miss:

  • Big data: how far are we from the revolution in healthcare?
  • Tweeted pharmacovigilance and thalidomide! We interview the director of the Uppsala Monitoring Centre
  • New pharmacy service for patients with multiple sclerosis
  • How crowd power is being applied to research
  • Lab Boxes: The FIP project bringing learning to life
  • Communicating your research — tips from the experts!
  • Pharmacy-generated records becoming public health resources
  • Real-world data improving access to medicines
  • Models to equip hospital pharmacists for the information age
  • Opinion: Big data and the pharmacist — caution advised
  • Opinion: Community pharmacies deserve a renaissance
  • Pharmacy in Panama: From shortages to new sources of medicines
  • Middle East respiratory syndrome: Nine things you should know
  • News round-up: FIP at the World Health Assembly and more

And news includes:

  • UNESCO renews unique agreement to develop pharmacy education with FIP
  • Health leaders commit to improving quality and sharing data
  • 100 core health indicators published
  • Ground-breaking medicines classed as “essential”
  • Record haul of illegal medicines
  • Explore pooled procurement of vaccines, WHA says
  • FIP at the 2015 World Health Assembly
  • Decades of progress in TB will be undone unless AMR is addressed
  • New report shows 400 million have no access to essential health services
  • Community pharmacists get access to patient medical records
  • Australian Government sticks by recommendation on biological switching
  • Healthcare professions join forces against transatlantic trade agreement
  • Medicines theft is the new pharmaceutical crimewave
  • Pharmacists raise alarm over “purple drank”

All this and more is available today!

FIP members can access the interactive magazine and pdf here.

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