Study on Potential Drug Interactions between cART and New Psychoactive Substances

The European illicit drug market is being flooded by new dangerous substances with unknown synthetic chemical structures or structures of identified companies that have been modified to escape prosecution. Over the past few years, hundreds of synthetic cannabinoids, synthetic phenylethylamine / cathinones or drugs of very uncommon occurrence have been confiscated by the authorities, which […]

Highlighting New Antiretrovirals on the Block: Pharmacological News from CROI 2017

Several new drugs for the treatment of HIV / AIDS were presented at the Conference on Retrovirus and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) 2017 in Seattle, USA. This analysis shows the most promising candidates and addresses the mechanism of action of new integrase strand inhibitors (INSTI), nucleoside (NRTI) and non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase (NNRTI) as well as protease […]

Electronic Health Records, Electronic Prescribing and Medication Errors: An Appraisal and Update of Relevant Literature, 2000-2020

This paper summarises the international literature on EHRs, e-prescribing (eP) and MEs and provides a forum for countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region of the World Health Organization (WHO-EMR) to incorporate EHRs and ePs in the healthcare system. For the years 2000-2020, computer searches were carried out for PubMed , MEDLINE, Quertle ®, Google Scholar, […]