Healthcare ideas, policies, cases and best practices

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine: A Pharmacist's Perspective on Patient Needs (PDF)

Recommendations on research, regulation and funding based on accepting evidence beyond that found through randomized clinical trials.

Providing Services Globally: The Experience of an Internet Pharmacy (PDF)

Globalization of hospital-based medical services represents another step in the globalization of healthcare.

Inappropriate Prescribing Practices: The Challenge and Opportunity for Patient Safety (PDF)

Adverse clinical events related to inappropriate prescribing practices are an important threat to patient safety.

Influencing Drug Prices through Formulary-Based Policies: Lessons from New Zealand (PDF)

How expenditure management policies associated with a national formulary might promote savings on specific products or product classes.


White Papers and Case Studies

Cytochrome P450 2D6 Function and Tamoxifen Therapy in Breast Cancer: An Evaluative Survey of Canadian Cancer Care Agencies and Their Translation of Pharmacogenetic Research into Clinical Practice (PDF)

A Novel Ten-Step Titration of Patients Discontinuing SSRI's Shows a Reduction in Severity and Frequency of Withdrawal Side Effects (PDF)