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Educational innovations: Categories of bulletin board postings designed to increase awareness of contemporary pharmaceutical policy issues.

Painter JT, Fink JL - Pharm Pract (Granada) (2010)

Bottom Line: This project showed that coverage of issues related to pharmacists is predominantly seen in newspapers and most pertinent issues are business related.It can be seen from this analysis that the issues facing pharmacists are varied.The pharmaceutical policy field is transforming and many of these changes are very relevant to the general population.

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Affiliation: Schutte Fellow in Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy. Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. Lexington, KY ( United States ).

ABSTRACT

Objective: The goal of this project was to categorize and classify bulletin board postings pertaining to pharmaceutical policy from both the professional and lay press.

Methods: Bulletin board postings were used to supplement in-class discussion to keep students, faculty and staff up-to-date on emerging trends. A bulletin board located in the main classroom area of the College of Pharmacy Building where students would pass by on the way to class and congregate during break periods was used to display articles from various sources concerning topics related to pharmaceutical policy. Information is presented about the primary subject matters addressed in the articles, the types of publications from which they were drawn, and the top ten sources of articles displayed.

Results: This project showed that coverage of issues related to pharmacists is predominantly seen in newspapers and most pertinent issues are business related.

Conclusions: It can be seen from this analysis that the issues facing pharmacists are varied. The pharmaceutical policy field is transforming and many of these changes are very relevant to the general population. This is seen from the coverage of all of these issues in the lay press.

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Mentions: The numbers of articles and total pages posted on the bulletin board during the three semesters under study here can be seen in Table 2. Analysis of various fields from the database revealed several findings. As seen in Figure 1, Business-related items represented 39% of the articles surveyed versus 24% Political, 18% Legal, 18% Clinical, and 1% Other. This supports Table 4, which shows Industry as the most mentioned keyword throughout the articles. Other keywords supporting this business focus are Generic, Price (typically referring to drug prices), Jobs, Walgreens, Advertising, and Biotechnology. As shown in Figure 2, newspapers are the most cited sources, making up 37% of all articles surveyed. This number is actually deflated, as newspapers originally posted many of the articles classified as Pharmacist eLink or Regional Web. Looking at the Table 3, three of the top ten are newspapers and one is a regional website affiliated with a newspaper.


Educational innovations: Categories of bulletin board postings designed to increase awareness of contemporary pharmaceutical policy issues.

Painter JT, Fink JL - Pharm Pract (Granada) (2010)

Primary Subject of Articles
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: Primary Subject of Articles
Mentions: The numbers of articles and total pages posted on the bulletin board during the three semesters under study here can be seen in Table 2. Analysis of various fields from the database revealed several findings. As seen in Figure 1, Business-related items represented 39% of the articles surveyed versus 24% Political, 18% Legal, 18% Clinical, and 1% Other. This supports Table 4, which shows Industry as the most mentioned keyword throughout the articles. Other keywords supporting this business focus are Generic, Price (typically referring to drug prices), Jobs, Walgreens, Advertising, and Biotechnology. As shown in Figure 2, newspapers are the most cited sources, making up 37% of all articles surveyed. This number is actually deflated, as newspapers originally posted many of the articles classified as Pharmacist eLink or Regional Web. Looking at the Table 3, three of the top ten are newspapers and one is a regional website affiliated with a newspaper.

Bottom Line: This project showed that coverage of issues related to pharmacists is predominantly seen in newspapers and most pertinent issues are business related.It can be seen from this analysis that the issues facing pharmacists are varied.The pharmaceutical policy field is transforming and many of these changes are very relevant to the general population.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Schutte Fellow in Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy. Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. Lexington, KY ( United States ).

ABSTRACT

Objective: The goal of this project was to categorize and classify bulletin board postings pertaining to pharmaceutical policy from both the professional and lay press.

Methods: Bulletin board postings were used to supplement in-class discussion to keep students, faculty and staff up-to-date on emerging trends. A bulletin board located in the main classroom area of the College of Pharmacy Building where students would pass by on the way to class and congregate during break periods was used to display articles from various sources concerning topics related to pharmaceutical policy. Information is presented about the primary subject matters addressed in the articles, the types of publications from which they were drawn, and the top ten sources of articles displayed.

Results: This project showed that coverage of issues related to pharmacists is predominantly seen in newspapers and most pertinent issues are business related.

Conclusions: It can be seen from this analysis that the issues facing pharmacists are varied. The pharmaceutical policy field is transforming and many of these changes are very relevant to the general population. This is seen from the coverage of all of these issues in the lay press.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus