We report on news and views from this year’s International Pharmaceutical Federation global conference held in Dusseldorf, Germany on 29 September to 3 October 2015 – including issues such as workforce, remuneration and developments in pharmacy practice.
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Who decides the true value of a medicine?Subscription
Determining the real worth of a treatment means more than just measuring the effect on clinical symptoms.
UK professional pharmacy body partners with equivalent associations in Japan and Iceland with the aim of improving patient care and pharmacy practice.
Focus on dispensing in remuneration model is holding back expansion of pharmacy services, FIP report findsSubscription
A continued focus on dispensing in pharmacy remuneration systems across the world is stifling the provision of wider services, according to a report by the International Pharmaceutical Federation.
UK pharmacists receive international awardsSubscription
Two UK academic pharmacists have been honoured with awards at the opening ceremony of the International Pharmaceutical Federation 2015 annual congress in Dusseldorf, Germany.
The number of pharmacists per head of population has increased in many countries around the world but there remains a shortage in low-income and middle-income nations, according to an analysis.
Evidence base for medicines over-reliant on expensive randomised controlled trials, says MHRA chairSubscription
Randomised controlled trials have weaknesses and alternative trial designs should be considered more prominently in forming the evidence base for interventions, says Sir Michael Rawlins, chair of the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency.