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Archive for July 2016

3 Life-Saving Discoveries Made this Summer by Clinical Research Career Pros

Medicine and clinical research technology have been progressing at breakneck speed, and producing some exciting results. New emergences from medical research teams tackling multiple sclerosis (MS) and epilepsy are painting a promising picture of the future. Professionals working in clinical research are consistently involved in the evolution of medicine. The following are a few examples of some exciting new developments in clinical research that may change lives and improve the health of many Canadians. Read on to discover some new life-saving discoveries made in clinical research! 1. A New High-Risk Therapy for Those with MS Created by Pros in Clinical.. READ MORE »

A Fishy Precedent? Food Quality Control Agents Approve GMO Salmon for Sale in Canada

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs or GM foods) are beginning to become a normality in the Western consumer’s diet. Estimates show that as much as 80 per cent of packaged foods in the U.S. contain genetically modified ingredients and in 2015, 92 per cent of all corn, 94 per cent of all soybeans and 94 per cent of all cotton grown in the U.S. were genetically modified strains. The specific figures regarding Canada’s adoption of GMO crops aren’t readily available, but recently Canada’s food quality control agents have approved GMO salmon to be sold in Canada. Read on to discover more.. READ MORE »

The ‘Pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance’ Explained for Pharmaceutical Training Students

The pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance (pCPA) includes all 13 provinces and territories, as well as the Federal Government, and negotiates to decrease the price of both generic and brand name drugs for Canadians. According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information, Canadians spent $28.8 billion on prescription drugs in 2014, and this spending is actually down from the $33 billion Canadians spent in 2012. The CIHI also notes that the growth rate of Canadian pharmaceutical spending is quite low. This may all be due to effective negotiation measures taken by the pCPA. Read on to discover how the pCPA makes sure.. READ MORE »

Student Success Story!

Sharing these success stories makes us proud to know we have be able to help change lives. I am writing to you to express my feelings of appreciation and gratitude for you and all AAPS staff, as I landed a one year contract regulatory affairs associate contract at Jamp Pharma in Montreal after the interview that was held in AAPS premises. I am positive that the great teaching material and the close mentorship offered at the school will be of great help to me in my future career. Thank you, and all the best wishes for more success and achievements. Regards, Girgis.. READ MORE »

Considering a Food Handling Course? Check Out the New Pact Between CFIA & FDA

Currently, the trading relationship between Canada and the United States is the largest in the world. In 2014 alone there were $26.2 billion in agriculture and agri-food products imported to Canada from the U.S. This massive amount of trade requires similar food inspection standards and systems to ensure the safety of citizens on either side of the border. Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) signed an agreement with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada, which confirms that food safety standards and systems in both countries are comparable, leading to the facilitation of trade, enhanced cooperation,.. READ MORE »

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