This section of i2P is designed to be an experimental section to introduce other publications that have similarities to i2P, but are based in other countries.
The globalisation of Australian pharmacy started around the year 2000.
It has had minimal impact up to 2004, but that is now changing and i2P must reflect that change.
There are many aspects of globalisation not yet fully understood, but I think that to most of us, globalisation means that we must be quicker on our feet and have pharmacy practices with sufficient critical mass to withstand global pressures.
Depending on the model of pharmacy chosen, and its location, global pressures will vary.
As pharmacists we must begin to open up our minds to new ideas and innovative ways of delivering pharmacy practice.
The first publication we are introducing is an e-newsletter from the US titled "The Pharmacist Activist".
This publication has not been running as long as i2P, and each issue will include an editorial on a topic that is important for the profession of pharmacy, as well as a review of a new drug that includes a comparison of the new drug with previously marketed drugs that are most similar in activity, and a New Drug Comparison Rating (NDCR) for the new drug.
The newsletter is written by Daniel A. Hussar of the faculty of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.
It is found by following this link
The second publication we are introducing is pharmacist.com
This publication carries a wide range of topics and is looking somewhat like the new planned version for i2P, which is being designed currently.
You can access at this link
The third publication of interest is a blog written by a nutritional activist Stuart Adams, an Australian practitioner specialising in
human nutrition, food law and product development.
This should be of interest to pharmacists wishing to develop complementary medicine practices.
Welcome to the Nutritional Nonsense blog; a sceptical and sometimes cynical look at some of the questionable advertising and marketing strategies used by Australian food and supplement companies.
You can access at this link
We have discovered a site that appears to have good evidence-based advice for alternative medicines.
SafeAlternativeMedicine contains over 110 articles, all written by our team of experts.
The site cane be found at:
6minutes is an online newsletter and website for Australian doctors, including general and specialist practitioners, published by Reed Business Information. It's been developed in response to the rapidly changing face of journalism, the growth of the Internet, the trend to interactivity online and doctors ' complaints of being deluged with information from multiple sources.
Follow this link for the latest copy http://www.6minutes.com.au
A site that publishes medical research and reports across a wide variety of medical, nutritional and business segments.
The reports are not free, but the abstracts give some idea and sense of what new developments are taking place.
Located at: http://www.piribo.com/publications
A multi-professions newsletter divided into specific disciplines.
Pharmacy is well represented
Follow the link below to the main home page
With the possible advent of deregulation, Australian pharmacists will need to study trends apparent in the US - particularly as they relate to chain pharmacies and the dreaded Wal-Mart.
The electronic newsletter produced by this organisation is well written and well informed and would provide a valuable resource for an Australian pharmacist.
To subscribe, follow the link below:
This publication is the official publication for retail clinicians - clinical nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
There is no mention of pharmacists as clinicians.
Access is the key drawing card for these in-store health clinics that offer low-cost healthcare options for consumers. These clinics are already serving thousands of patients for minor ailments and common illnesses such as colds, coughs, upper respiratory infections, skin conditions, pinkeye and more. Many also offer diagnostic screenings for conditions such as diabetes and most offer vaccinations.
Past Newsletters Archive
This is a great resource for Pharmacy Practice research.
The Pharmaceutical International Network (PIN) was established in 2004 to facilitate increased communication and collaboration between policy makers and researchers of community pharmacy practice. The core aim of the network is to help these stakeholder groups adjust to the demands and challenges of a globally transforming profession. To do this, PIN has outlined four key objectives, these are:
* To formalise and strengthen key stakeholder connections in community pharmacy practice globally (including professional bodies, policy making organisations and researchers).
* To facilitate fast and efficient knowledge mobilisation and management in policy and research in community pharmacy practice.
* To inform network members about changes to the healthcare systems in participating countries by reviewing major reforms and their impact on community pharmacy.
* To identify and progress a number of collaborative international research priorities.
In order to achieve these goals, PIN operates via a website that employs a sophisticated collaborative software system. The PIN website facilitates rapid knowledge exchange, increased understanding, and new forms of partnership across countries and between network members. The platform for PIN has been custom designed to support cooperative human interaction, knowledge mobilisation and data management. It is hoped that the network will empower members through increased and accessible information, and stimulate collaborative research projects that highlight the value of community pharmacy broadly, in both social and economic terms.
Follow the link below to visit the PIN site.
Pharmacy Times is dedicated to providing pharmacists with practical, authoritative information with the ultimate goal of improving patient care. Primarily focused on providing clinical information that pharmacists can use in their everyday practice when counseling patients and interacting with physicians, Pharmacy Times has recently expanded its coverage to include pharmacy technology and health-systems pharmacy. Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education, important topics include drug errors, drug interactions, pharmacy technology, disease state management, patient counseling, and pharmacy law. Pharmacy Times strictly follows the educational standards set forth in the ACPE Criteria for Quality and seeks to fulfill these important educational needs in the pharmacy profession.
Follow this link
This is a public advocacy organisation andf a good reference source for pharmacists for adverse drug events.
Go To This Link