Archive for October 2017

The “Freshness Index” and What it Means for Students in Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance Courses

The world of pharmaceuticals is full of intense competition and exciting advances, but the balance sheets of the big industry players don’t always fully reflect that reality. It’s common for companies to coast along on the strength of past, lucrative accomplishments, with newer drugs and treatments accounting for a very small piece of their yearly earnings. Industry examiners, however, tend not to be as concerned with what companies once did. Instead, in the eternal effort to figure out who is doing the most that is new and exciting, they might turn to the “Freshness Index.” Curious about what this index.. READ MORE »

Does Getting a Caffeine Fix Come at a Cost? The Truth About Coffee for Students in Nutrition Training Programs

For busy students and professionals in almost every industry, having a coffee at hand is a regular part of day-to-day life. With the beverage’s popularity in North America and around the world, many researchers have spent a lot of time investigating the health impact of regular coffee consumption. Although findings have varied over the years, there are a few facts that experts have come to agree on. Want to know more about the health effects of your own coffee habit or how coffee consumption could affect your future clients? Keep reading to learn more. Graduates of Nutrition Training Programs Know.. READ MORE »

Pros with Careers in Regulatory Affairs: The FDA Just Approved Its First Ground-breaking Gene Therapy Treatment

For years, researchers have been working to deliver functional gene therapy drugs to the market. Instead of treating symptoms or adding chemicals meant to assist the body in combating illness, gene therapy drugs would essentially overwrite DNA to make it more effective. This could lead to novel treatments for a number of as-yet untreatable illnesses, and revolutionize the way medicine approaches treatments more generally. Recently, and for the first time, the FDA approved the use of a gene therapy drug in the USA. It’s an important milestone on the road to wider adoption of this branch of medical technology, and.. READ MORE »

Student Success Story!

Sharing these success stories makes us proud to know we have be able to help change lives. Dear AAPS: Thanks for your guidance throughout my journey into the regulated industries. Today I understand the value of knowledge regarding GMP that was taught to us. I have enjoyed working at Cosmetica Laboratories Ltd and now I am also happy to inform that I got a position in Derma Sciences. I will credit AAPS for this Success!! Thank You Priya Verma Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs Graduate SEE MORE: Student Success Story!

Why Pros with Food Safety Training Trust Canning to Prevent Spoilage

The process of canning as we know it can be traced as far back as the early 1800s and the efforts of Parisian Chef Nicolas Appert. When first beginning to look for ways to preserve his culinary creations, Appert thought that oxygen was what caused spoilage and that food could be preserved by minimizing air flow. He soon discovered that he was partially right. After further investigation, he also realized that heating an item could help preserve it. With this in mind, he began to preserve food by applying heat and putting it into a glass jar, corking it like.. READ MORE »

AAPS College Announces New Medical Marijuana – Management, Quality and Laboratory Certificate Program

In just 16 weeks you could complete the medical marijuana training you need to begin your career in this growing sector. Read this blog to learn more.

What Students Earning a Pharmacovigilance Certificate Should Know About the Marketed Health Products Directorate

The post-release period in a drug’s development—properly known as the “postmarketing surveillance” period, is one of immense importance. Additional testing and data gathering are conducted to detail the real effects that a drug has on the wide population using the product, with the findings then used to refine messaging about potential safety issues, and potentially whether the drug can continue to be sold. In Canada, postmarketing surveillance is managed by the Marketed Health Products Directorate (MHPD), which oversees and conducts a number of important functions required to be performed after a drug’s release. Want to learn a bit more about.. READ MORE »