Pharmaceuticals research

Ofori-Asenso R, Pollock AM, Brhlikova P. Poor prescription practices across Africa are putting patients at risk. The Conversation 29 Aug 2016.

Ofori-Asenso R, Brhlikova P, Pollock AM. Prescribing indicators at primary health care centers within the WHO African region: a systematic analysis (1995–2015). BMC Public Health. 2016;16:724. download

Leng HJ, Sanders D. Who is to blame for the medicines backlog? 2015

McGettigan P. India: the pharmacy of the world where ‘crazy drug combinations’ go unregulated. The Conversation 20 July 2015.

Leng HJ, Mutoti KP, Mbelle N. Regulatory requirements for the development and registration of biosimilars in South Africa. GaBI Journal. 2015

Brhlikova P, Harper I, Subedi M, Bhattarai S, Rawal N, Pollock AM. Aid conditionalities, international Good Manufacturing Practice standards and local production rights: a case study of local production in Nepal. Globalization and Health. 2015;11(25). download

McGettigan P, Roderick P, Mahajan R, Kadam A, Pollock, AM. Use of fixed dose combination (FDC) drugs in India: central regulatory approval and sales of FDCs containing non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), metformin, or psychotropic drugs. PLoS Med. 2015;12(5):e1001826. download

Millard C, Brhlikova P, Pollock AM. Social networks and health policy: the case of misoprostol and the WHO model essential medicine list. Social Science & Medicine. 2015;132:190–6. download

Maigetter K, Pollock AM, Kadam A, Ward K, Weiss MG. Pharmacovigilance in India, Uganda and South Africa with reference to WHO’s minimum requirements. Int J Health Policy Manag. 2015;4;5:295-305. download dissemination video

Leng HJ, Sanders D, Pollock AM. Pro-generics policies and the backlog in medicines registration in South Africa: implications for access to essential and affordable medicines. GaBi Journal. 2015;4(2).

Steele S, Freitag A, McGettigan P, Giovannoni G, Pollock AM. A guide to private prescribing. Prescriber. 2015 Mar 19;19–23. download

Atukunda, EC, Brhlikova P, Agaba AG, Pollock AM. Civil Society Organizations and medicines policy change: A case study of registration, procurement, distribution and use of misoprostol in Uganda. Social Science & Medicine. 2015;130:242–9. download

Evans V, Pollock AM. The proliferation of irrational metformin fixed-dose combinations in India. The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology. 2015;3(2):98–100. download

Magadzire BP, Budden A, Ward K, Jeffery R, Sanders D. Frontline health workers as brokers: provider perceptions, experiences and mitigating strategies to improve access to essential medicines in South Africa. BMC Health Services Research. 2014;14:520.

Birabwa C, Murison J, Evans V, Obua C, Agaba A, Waako P, et al. The availability of six tracer medicines in private medicine outlets in Uganda. Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice. 2014;7(18). download

Roderick P, Mahajan R, McGettigan P, Pollock AM. India should introduce a new Drugs Act. The Lancet. 2014;383(9913):203–6. download

Roderick P, Mahajan R, McGettigan P, Pollock AM, Jeffery R. Need for a new Drugs Bill. Economic and Political Weekly. Mumbai; 2014 Aug 16;15–9. download

Ward K, Sanders D, Leng H, Pollock AM. Assessing equity in the geographical distribution of community pharmacies in South Africa in preparation for a national health insurance scheme. Bulletin of the WHO. 2014;92:482–9. download

Millard C, Pollock AM, Brhlikova P. Evidence versus influence in the WHO procedure for approving essential medicines: misoprostol for maternal health. BMJ. 2014;349:g4823. download

McGettigan P, Pollock AM, Herxheimer A. MPs call for full results of all past clinical trials to be made public. BMJ. 2014 Jan 3;348(jan03 1):g13–g13.

Atukunda EC, Brhlikova P, Agaba AG, Pollock AM. Registration, procurement, distribution, and use of misoprostol in Uganda: an interview-based observational study. The Lancet. 2013;382(Supplement 1):10. download

Chinai R, Kadam A, Pollock AM, Jeffery R, Weiss MG, Mistry N. Access to medicines under India’s National Disease Control Programmes: local study of TB, HIV and malaria medicines. AMASA; 2013.

Chinai R, Kadam A, Mahajan R, Pollock AM, Jeffery R, Maigetter K, et al. Inadequately enforced workforce planning norms undermine safety of Indian drugs. AMASA; 2013.

Chinai R, Kadam A, Mahajan R, McGettigan P, Pollock AM, Jeffery R, et al. ‘Fixed Dose Combination’ drugs and the case of Metformin. AMASA; 2013.

Chu CS, Brhlikova P, Pollock AM. Rethinking WHO guidance: review of evidence for misoprostol use in the prevention of postpartum haemorrhage. JRSM 2012;105:336–47.

Mattheij I, Pollock A, Brhlikova P. Do cervical cancer data justify HPV vaccination in India? Epidemiological data sources and comprehensiveness. JRSM 2012;105:250–62. download

Pollock AM, Brhlikova P, Mattheij I. Author’s Response: HPV vaccination in India. JRSM 2012;105:366–7. download

Pollock A, Brhlikova P, McGettigan P. Reviewer’s commentary on ‘Should oral misoprostol be used to prevent postpartum haemorrhage in home-birth settings in low-resource countries? A systematic review of the evidence’. BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology 2012;:11. download

Roderick P, Pollock A. India’s patent laws under pressure. The Lancet 2012;380:e2–e4. download

Richardson E, Pollock A. Community pharmacy: moving from dispensing to diagnosis and treatment. BMJ 2010;340:c2298. download

Pollock AM, Price D. Briefing on the specification of pharmaceutical product defects. Centre for International Public Health Policy 2009. download

Pollock AM, Kerrison S, McNally N. Best research. BMJ 2006;332:247–8. download

Kerrison S, Pollock AM. The reform of UK research ethics committees: throwing the baby out with the bath water? Journal of Medical Ethics 2005;31:487–9. download

Kerrison S, McNally N, Pollock AM. United Kingdom research governance strategy: Authors’ reply. BMJ 2004;328:50–50. download

Kerrison S, McNally N, Pollock A. United Kingdom research governance strategy. BMJ 2003;327:553–6. download

McNally N, Kerrison S, Pollock A. Reforming clinical research and development in England. BMJ 2003;327:550–3. download