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Impacting Pharmacy Practice through Research

In our daily practice as pharmacists much data is being generated that can inform on many issues. Such data can provide evidence for policy changes affecting patient care, public health and pharmacy practice. The Pharmaceutical Society of Jamaica (PSJ) believes

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Standardising Prescription Forms in Jamaica

A prescription drug order is a lawful written instruction from a licensed physician or other medical practitioner to a licensed pharmacist regarding the compounding or dispensing and administration of drug/s or other medical services to the patient (Shahaibi et al,

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A Local Herb for the Treatment for Diabetes: The Evidence

An estimated 213,000 persons have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in Jamaica (DigJamaica). In 2011, the National Health Fund had 106,017 persons with diabetes enrolled and they disbursed $616,461,903 to beneficiaries for diabetes alone (DigJamaica). These treatments consist of imported

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Accidental Childhood Poisonings: An Eye on Pharmaceuticals

Accidental childhood poisoning remains a concern for health professionals worldwide. The main victims of poisonings which occur within the home and its environs are among children below six years of age; poisoning by ingestion being most common (Reid, 2010). Since

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PSJ 2017 Peer Awards Nomination

Dear Colleague Thank you for your interest in the Pharmaceutical Society of Jamaica (PSJ) Annual Peer Awards. Your nomination continues a growing tradition of honouring Pharmaceutical Society of Jamaica members and associates. All nominations and deliberations are kept confidential. If

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CAP/PSJ Joint Convention Presentations: July 24-31, 2016

Slide presentations from the Joint Conference of the Caribbean Association of Pharmacists (CAP) and the Pharmaceutical Society of Jamaica (PSJ), July 24 -31, 2016, Hyatt Ziva/Zilara Hotel, Montego Bay, St. James, Jamaica W.I.

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The Real Impact of Counterfeit / Substandard Medications

The following presentation was delivered at the Continuing Education Seminar of the Pharmaceutical Society of Jamaica on Sunday  February 21, 2016. Presenter was Mr. Kenny White, Drug Inspector, Standards & Regulations Division, Ministry of Health, Jamaica, West Indies. The Real

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Zika Virus Infection and Zika Fever: FAQs

On Dec. 31, 2015, the National IHR Focal Point (NFP) of the United States of America notified the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) of the first laboratory-confirmed case of Zika virus infection in the Commonwealth

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Dr. E. Grace Allen-Young Memorial Lecture 2014: Hermine Metcalfe, BH[M], RPh

The Dr. E. Grace Allen-Young Memorial Lecture 2014: “Pharmacists and Emergent Infectious Diseases”: Presentation by Hermine Metcalfe BH[M], Reg. Pharmacist: November 30, 2014, at the University of Technology, Jamaica West Indies Salutation: Chairman, guests…. I feel especially privileged to have been invited

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Answering Research Questions in Practice: Michelle Young- Brown PharmD

The following was presented by Michelle Young-Brown Pharm D, at a Continuing Education Seminar of the Pharmaceutical Society of Jamaica at the Mandeville Hotel, Mandeville Manchester Jamaica on Sunday April 26, 2015. Answering Research Questions in Practice- Michelle Young-Brown Pharm

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