Faris El-Dahiyat

Faris El-Dahiyat
Al Ain University · College of Pharmacy

PhD Pharmacy practice/Pharmacoeconmics

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Introduction
Faris El-Dahiyat currently works as an Associate professor at the College of Pharmacy, Al Ain University. He is also the Director of MSc. Clinical pharmacy program.
Additional affiliations
September 2017 - present
Al Ain University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • Director, Master in Clinical Pharmacy program Associate Professor pf Pharmacy
September 2015 - September 2017
Hashemite University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
February 2014 - September 2015
Isra University, Jordan
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
September 2009 - November 2013
Kingston University
Field of study
  • Pharmacy Practice/ Pharmacoeconomics
September 2007 - September 2008
Kingston University
Field of study
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences with Management studies
September 2002 - January 2007
University of Jordan
Field of study
  • Pharmacy

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Publications (60)
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Background People with weakened immune systems may not develop adequate protection after taking two doses of the mRNA-combined COVID-19 vaccine. The additional dose may improve the level of protection against Covid-19. Objectives Current study aimed to evaluate the knowledge, attitude and determents of third COVID-19 vaccine booster dose acceptanc...
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Background Proper disaster preparedness by community pharmacists has the potential to counter many of the factors that cause threats and high-risk outcomes. Their preparedness and awareness may also help health practitioners and governments to improve disaster response planning. Objectives This aims to explore the knowledge, attitude, and practice...
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Objectives The objective of the literature review is to collect data on how cancer medication pricing affects affordability and availability around the world. Key findings A literature search was carried out between 12 October 2020 and 2 December 2020, articles were selected based on them being available as full texts online and written in English...
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Background The growing number of human monkeypox cases worldwide illustrates the importance of early detection, prevention, management and quick action from healthcare authorities. The WHO confirmed a hundred of Monkeypox cases worldwide and disclosed Monkdypox as a worldwide emergency situation Objectives To assess the knowledge about human monke...
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Outsourcing is rapidly increasing in the cosmetic industry. When cosmetic manufacturing activities are outsourced, product quality control and assurance procedures are important to guarantee the safety of the final products. One method to ensure the compliance of potential contract manufacturers with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) is auditing....
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Background: There has been an appreciable increase in the use of herbal supplements, including immune boosters, during the current COVID-19 pandemic. However, there are concerns with falsified herbal supplements. Objectives: Developed a new questionnaire that can potentially help community pharmacists identify the extent of falsified herbal supplem...
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Background Pharmacy practice research publications has increased significantly in the last decade. This is also true for Middle Eastern countries. Aims The aim of this study was to document and review pharmacy practice literature in the Middle Eastern Arab countries. Materials and methods A scoping review was conducted using PRISMA-ScR guidelines...
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Background: Public acceptance of governmental measures are key to controlling the spread of infectious diseases. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a significant burden on healthcare systems for high-income countries as well as low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The ability of LMICs to respond to the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic has bee...
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Background: In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) the scarcity of local cost data is a key barrier to conducting health economic evaluations. We systematically reviewed reports of disease-related costs from MENA and analysed their transferability within the region. Methods: We searched PubMed and included full text English papers that repor...
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Objectives: This study assessed community pharmacist counseling and dispensing practices to determine their relationship with job satisfaction among pharmacists. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted between January 2021 and September 2021on a random sample of community pharmacists. The inclusion criteria were licensed community pharmac...
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Background: The impact of using biomarkers to determine the duration of antibiotics therapy has been studied. However, the question remains in clinical practice whether these biomarkers are reliable to determine antibiotics duration. Aim: This study is aimed to see if employing c-reactive protein (CRP) and Procalcitonin (PCT) to determine the du...
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Introduction Despite the controversy about the benefits of dietary supplements in treating or preventing COVID-19, their use has increased worldwide even with the introduction of relevant vaccines. Thus, this study aimed to investigate the perception of Middle Eastern Arab publics of dietary supplements as prophylactic or therapeutic agents against...
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AimThis article aims to evaluate community pharmacists’ knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) regarding the safety and consumption of topical corticosteroids (TC).Subjects and methodsA descriptive cross-sectional study was held among community pharmacists in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). One-to-one interviews were then carried out, and the struc...
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The expansion of the pharmacist-led services has resulted in increased demand to have evidence in terms of necessity, efficacy, and cost. Evidence-based practice is crucial to provide the best patient health outcomes and pharmacy practice research can play a key role in this regard. This commentary provides a background of pharmacy practice researc...
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Objectives: The objective of this study was to determine the identification rate of substandard and falsified medications and its association with knowledge among public. Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in different geographic areas among a convenient sample of people aged 18 or older. A validated web-based electronic...
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Objective To evaluate the services rendered by pharmacists, including the education offered, and the counseling barriers that are involved in providing necessary pharmaceutical care to patients with diabetes.MethodsA cross-sectional survey was conducted among a representative sample of licensed pharmacists from Abu Dhabi. A self-administered questi...
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Aim: Older patients are more prone to receive potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) that are better to be avoided or dose adjusted to protect them from their unnecessary or harmful use. This study aims to detect the prevalence of PIMs among older patients discharged from Tawam hospital according to Beers criteria 2019. Moreover, the common...
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Objectives The key point of this investigation is to explore factors that influence healthcare providers’ quality care in government hospitals in Jordan, from the perspective of nurses, pharmacists and physicians. Method A qualitative technique (case study) was executed in this project. Semi-structured interviews (face-to-face) were used. The them...
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Aims Globally, hypertension is a major concern in all healthcare systems. The role of clinical pharmacists in managing hypertension is essential not only in dispensing drugs but also in actively participating in managing treatment regimens. The goal of this study was to support the role of clinical pharmacists in managing patient hypertension thera...
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Background: Since the WHO announced that Covid-19 had become a global pandemic, online pharmacies have emerged as an extremely popular way to purchase medication due to the quarantine measures introduced by numerous countries to prevent the virus's spread. Aim: The aim of this study was to collect information regarding the extent of online medic...
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Background: The flux of pharmaceutical data can have a negative impact on the complexity of a pharmacist's decision-making process, which will demand an extensive evaluation from healthcare providers trying to choose the most suitable therapeutic plans for their patients. Objective: The current study aimed to assess the beliefs and implementatio...
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Very few studies exist of legal interventions (national laws) for essential medicines as part of universal health coverage in middle-income countries, or how the effect of these laws is measured. This study aims to critically assess whether laws related to universal health coverage use five objectives of public health law to promote medicines affor...
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Introduction: Understanding why adults resort to herbal medicine can help in planning interventions aimed at increasing awareness regarding herbal use. This study sought to investigate the prevalence and to determine factors for predicting the use of herbal medicine among Jordanian adults. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted involving...
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Background Since the time of declaration of global pandemic of COVID-19 by World Health Organization (WHO), falsified hand sanitizers surfaced regularly in markets, posing possible harm to public due to unlisted inclusion of methanol. The current research is an attempt to develop and validate a tool to document falsified hand sanitizer in the UAE c...
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Background Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. The nature of healthcare providers’ occupation puts them at an increased risk of getting any contagious disease, including COVID-19. They are on the front line of the COVID-19 outbreak response and as such are at risk of contracting this vir...
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Objective The standard-of-care treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic macular edema (DME) includes inhibiting blood vessel proliferation and reducing macular edema or swelling using anti–vascular endothelial growth factor therapies, such as ranibizumab and aflibercept. To conduct a cost-minimization analysis of ranibizuma...
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Objective: The standard-of-care treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic macular edema (DME) includes inhibiting blood vessel proliferation and reducing macular edema or swelling using anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapies, such as ranibizumab and aflibercept. To conduct a cost-minimization analysis of ranibizum...
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Background From the time the WHO announced that a global pandemic of COVID-19 had begun, falsified hand sanitizer began to appear more regularly in the markets. These pose a possible danger to public health, especially as they may include undeclared methanol. The current study developed and validated a novel tool to document falsified hand sanitize...
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Background: Since the time of declaration of global pandemic of COVID-19 by World Health Organization (WHO), falsified hand sanitizers surfaced regularly in markets, posing possible harm to public due to unlisted inclusion of methanol. The current research is an attempt to develop and validate a tool to document falsified hand sanitizer in the UAE...
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Background: The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is a global challenge. Improving public awareness about preventive measures and disseminating appropriate information about COVID-19 has a critical role in containing the disease. Aim: To evaluate and determine the factors that may affect the level of awareness and responses towa...
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Objectives Pharmacy risk factors impose a major threat to general healthcare outcomes. Risks that can directly affect patients are known as clinical risk factors, and other, non‐clinical risk factors may also affect a pharmacist's performance and pharmaceutical profession. This study aims to evaluate the risks, which occur in community pharmacies i...
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Background: Accreditation is a process of assessing a hospital. It includes a self-assessment against a set of standards and an external assessment followed by a report. Jordan, has started developing and applying accreditation in its healthcare organizations. Aim: This study aims to explore the barriers associated with applying an accreditation pr...
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Objectives Antibiotic resistance is a major global public health concern today. We explored the usefulness of an educational intervention in increasing antibiotic‐related awareness of the public. Methods This community‐based interventional study was conducted among 100 people living in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. Preintervention awareness regarding antib...
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Antimicrobial resistance is at the top of the World Health Organization's agenda. Subsequently, antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) programs are being implemented worldwide. However, there is a lack of literature on AMS programs in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This study investigated AMS program activities and barriers and limitations to effective i...
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Objectives The current study sought to investigate how sport nutrition supplements are used among a population of gym users in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and the factors that underlie the consumption patterns of such supplements. Methods A descriptive, cross-sectional study was carried out in fitness centres in Dubai, UAE. Face-to-face, qu...
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Objectives: Presently, limited data are available on dietary supplements (DSs) and their associated effects on health status although the consumption of DS continues to expand. This study is aimed to explore the possible relationship between DSs consumption and suboptimal health status (SHS) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Methods: This study...
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Background The SF-6D is a generic, six-dimensional health-related quality of life (HRQoL) measure derived from a selection of items from the SF-36. Objectives To translate, culturally adapt and validate the SF-6D for use in Arabic-speaking countries. Methods The International Quality of Life Assessment (IQOLA) methodology was followed. Two forwar...
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This cross-sectional study among members of public showed that people generally had good knowledge and awareness about vitamin D. However, inconsistencies between awareness and attitudes were observed. Our findings reinforce the need of educating people to improve attitude and practices toward vitamin D consumption. Introduction: Owing to its hot...
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Background: One third of the world population does not have access to essential medicines. Diabetes require a long-term therapy, which incurs significant health care cost and thus impact access and affordability. This study aims to assess the availability, prices, and affordability of four essential medicines used to treat diabetes in private prima...
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Objective: Health Literacy (HL) has garnered considerable attention in recent years. Community pharmacists can play a pivotal role in assessing and improving their cus-tomers' HL. This study aims to assess HL-related knowledge, attitude and perceived barriers among the community pharmacists of Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Methods: A 41-item questi...
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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has a population of 32.6 million in 2018, with a growth rate of 2.65% per annum. In World Health Organization's ranking, WHO has ranked Saudi Arabia at 26 among 191 countries for the performance in overall health care and was commended as a model for other countries. The public sector is currently the main provider...
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Background Patient safety is a critical component of the quality of health care. There is a major association between patient safety and medication errors. Pharmacists can substantially improve patient safety and reduce hospital costs associated with errors in medication. Objective To evaluate the patient safety practice in community pharmacies in...
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Objectives To identify the type of services currently provided by community pharmacists and to explore the barriers for providing high‐quality services within the community pharmacy sector in Jordan. Methods Using random sampling technique, pharmacies were approached to take part in this questionnaire‐based research. All the collected data were an...
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Background: The importance of pharmacoeconomics and health economics has been augmented. It has the potential to provide evidence to aid in optimal decision-making in the funding of cost-effective medicines and services in Gulf Cooperation Council countries (G.C.C). Objective: To evaluate the quality and quantity of health economic research publish...
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The targeting of protein kinases has great future potential for the design of new drugs against cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Enormous efforts have been made toward achieving this aim. Unfortunately, kinase inhibitors designed to treat CVDs have suffered from numerous limitations such as poor selectivity, bad permeability and toxicity. So, where...
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BACKGROUND: Generic drugs are considered the best alternative for the high cost originator brand drugs as they have the same quality, safety, and efficacy at reduced cost. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to encourage patients and health care providers to use generic medicines in Jordan by providing a pharmacoeconomic evidence for the exp...
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For many patients, it is essential to have consistent and regular access to treatment to prevent complications and premature death. In light of this, every country aims to improve availability, affordability and utilisation of essential medicines through the endorsement of good governance and management practices in the pharmaceutical sector. Like...
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Rationale, aims and objectives: Under-reporting of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) by healthcare professionals is a common inherent health problem encountered in many countries. This could be explained by the lack of awareness and knowledge about the guidelines to follow ignorer to identify and report ADRs. Thus, this study aimed to evaluate the awar...
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Background: Generic drugs are considered the best alternative for the originator brand drugs because they have the same quality, safety, and efficacy yet offered at considerbaly lower cost. Prior research has developed instrumentation to assess patients' perceptions of generic drugs; however, little has been done to translate these measures in oth...
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The aim of this study was to investigate Jordanian physicians' perception and attitudes toward generic medicines and generic substitution. It also aimed to examine factors that affect physicians' pattern of prescribing, and to evaluate their opinion regarding future introduction of Electronic Prescribing (EP) in Jordan. A cross-sectional descriptiv...
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Health is a core human right. The right of health care includes access to affordable medicines. Affordability of medicines by individual patients in low-income countries is a significant factor influencing access to care and treatment. However, drug prices in low income countries are found to be higher than those in high-income countries. Although...
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Objective The aim of this study was to explore Jordanian patients’ perceptions toward generic medicines and to evaluate their opinions regarding generic substitution. Method A cross-sectional descriptive study involving Jordanian patients was undertaken, using a self-administrated anonymous questionnaire. The response rate was 80% (n=400/500). Re...
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The aim of this study was to explore Jordanian pharmacists' perceptions towards generic medicines as well as to evaluate their opinions on generic substitution in order to introduce a future generic substitution policy in Jordan. A cross-sectional descriptive study involving community pharmacists in Amman-Jordan was undertaken, using a self-complet...
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When a pharmaceutical patent expires, generic companies may enter the market and start selling copies of the original drug. As generic drugs contain exactly the same active ingredient, they are certified to be perfect substitutes to the originator branded drugs. In competitive markets, entry of generics would trigger fierce price competition, hence...

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