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By Oswaldo Vargas Health system pharmacist currently working on Medication Safety as a part of Patient Safety work task force group
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951135/linking-pharmacists-to-the-delivery-of-public-health-services
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Mark A Strand, Kaylee M Davidson, Natalie Schulze
OBJECTIVE: To describe components fundamental to the process of linking pharmacy to the delivery of public health services in a sustainable way. SUMMARY: Pharmacists deliver public health services with varying frequency. A literature review was conducted to create a set of fundamental links necessary for pharmacists to deliver public health services in a sustainable way. The service needed to be in alignment with public health priorities, be incorporated in the pharmacy curriculum, have postgraduate training opportunities, have a policy or legal platform supporting the service, and have a business model for financial sustainability...
September 23, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219992/a-new-handheld-device-for-the-detection-of-falsified-medicines-demonstration-on-falsified-artemisinin-based-therapies-from-the-field
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Benjamin K Wilson, Harparkash Kaur, Elizabeth Louise Allan, Anthony Lozama, David Bell
AbstractPoor-quality medicines are a major problem for health-care systems in resource-poor settings as identifying falsified medicines requires a complex laboratory infrastructure such as a Medicines Quality Control Laboratory. We report here an evaluation of a low-cost, handheld near-infrared spectrometer (NIRS) device by analyzing a library of artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) medicines to determine its usefulness as a drug-screening tool. The "SCiO" research prototype device was used to collect NIR spectra of a library of ACT and artesunate monotherapy medicine samples previously collected in Bioko Island and Equatorial Guinea and Kintampo, Ghana...
May 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27289192/characterization-of-antimicrobial-resistance-in-klebsiella-species-isolated-from-chicken-broilers
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Hao Wu, Mingyu Wang, Yuqing Liu, Xinhua Wang, Yunkun Wang, Jinxing Lu, Hai Xu
The prevalence of antimicrobial resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in poultry products has been a public concern, as it severely endangers food safety and human health. In this study, we investigated 90 antimicrobial resistant Klebsiella strains that were isolated from a commercial broiler slaughter plant in Shandong province of China. Nearly all (89/90) of the isolates were identified as infectious phylogenetic group KpI-type K. pneumoniae. Out of these 90 strains, 87 (96.7%) were multidrug-resistant isolates, and 87 (96...
September 2, 2016: International Journal of Food Microbiology
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