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Archive for July 2015

Hear AAPS’ Dean of Scientific Affairs Speak at the Canadian Medical Marihuana Conference

On October 1st 2015, AAPS invites you to hear Dean of Scientific Affairs, Laleh Bighash, speak at the Canadian Marihuana for Medical Purposes Summit in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her presentation “How to Effectively Respond to Health Canada’s Request for More Information” will focus on how to appropriately respond to Health Canada’s “Request for More Information” letters, minimizing the costly delay of the approval process.  She will address common questions received, recent changes to MMPR regulations and will cover her experience working with Health Canada in the current approval process. The conference will cover a range of topics related to the medical.. READ MORE »

How Safe are Sports Supplements?

Sports supplements have become such a common sight that it’s hard to imagine them as potentially harmful. We pass by nutritional supplement stores while shopping at the mall, we see advertisements on TV, and they’re openly available on the internet from seemingly trustworthy websites like BodyBuilding.com. The truth is that although supplements are packaged professionally and may be sponsored by a famous celebrity, they usually haven’t received FDA approval. While FDA approval isn’t mandatory to market a sports supplement, all manufacturers must comply with FDA guidelines for accurate marketing and labelling. Because supplement regulation is such a grey area, some.. READ MORE »

Are Laboratory Mice Still Considered Ideal Test Subjects?

Laboratory mice are small rodents of the species Mus Musculus that are typically bred and kept for scientific research. Lab mice have long been the species of choice in the study of human diseases; in fact, they are typically the first to partake in a lot of preclinical research. However, recently researchers have reported that the model of the lab mouse has actually been misleading in the research of at least three major diseases and ailments, including sepsis, trauma, tuberculosis, cancer and heart disease. If you plan on enrolling in clinical research courses, or if you have recently started your.. READ MORE »

AAPS Welcomes A New Faculty Member

AAPS is happy to announce the latest addition to our faculty, Mr. Dinesh Puravankara who will be teaching this term’s Food Quality Assurance and Quality Control program. For over a decade, Dinesh has been working for Coca-Cola LTD, currently taking on the role of Regional Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Manager. His previous employment includes working as a Plant Supervisor for Lucerne Foods in Burnaby, British Columbia, a Manufacturing Chemist for Reena Enterprises in Toronto, Ontario and a Production Supervisor for Nada Dairy in Saudi Arabia. He is an active member of the Canadian Beverage Association as well as the American Society for Quality.. READ MORE »

Drug Safety Experts Say Young Children Should Steer Clear of Codeine

There are many openly available drugs on the market that, despite their health benefits, are known to sometimes have adverse effects on humans. Codeine, which is commonly found in both over the counter and prescription medications, is one of them. New research has shown that children are actually becoming more susceptible to the adverse effects of codeine. After several recent deaths due to codeine intoxication, pharmaceutical experts are now advising doctors and parents to stop providing children with medication that contains this seemingly harmless drug. If you’re planning to take a pharmaceutical drug safety course, or have already in enrolled,.. READ MORE »

A Quick Guide to Safe Summer Grilling

Make the most of your summer with these tips for safely grilling your favorite summer foods!

Students Begin A New Semester

This week students at AAPS begin a new academic term. AAPS is excited to share what our students will be learning in upcoming weeks. The term marks the beginning for AAPS’ Introduction to Good Manufacturing Practices course where students will learn the history, rational and purpose behind GMP requirements. Students will be taught the importance of packaging, labeling, testing and control of pharmaceutical products. In our Laboratory series, students enrolled in AAPS Pharmaceutical Laboratory Testing course will be taught practical application of pharmaceutical analysis and techniques as well as Good Laboratory Practices (GLP). This particular course thoroughly prepares students for a pharmaceutical.. READ MORE »

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