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Archive for August 2020

An Intro to Good Manufacturing Practices for Those Interested in Pharmaceutical Quality Training

When attaining an education in pharmaceutical quality training, you’ll become well-versed in the principles of quality control and quality assurance. These are principles that guide the pharmaceuticals industry in ensuring that all products are developed, manufactured, and sold in a safe and effective manner. Whether you work in a laboratory or reviewing documents, you’ll be part of a necessary system of making sure the drugs consumers use do not cause them harm.  Good Manufacturing Practices, or GMP, is one part of quality assurance. Governing pharmaceutical as well as radiopharmaceutical, biological, and veterinary drugs, GMPs ensure that these substances are consistently.. READ MORE »

Interested in Cannabis Quality Assurance Training? Here’s a Quick Guide to Cannabis Recalls

Those holding a cannabis retail licence in Canada should know that there are regulations in place with regards to recalling cannabis products. Health Canada has published a guide outlining how voluntary recalls are determined, and what is necessary for products to be recalled in order to reduce the risk of adverse effects on the public’s health. In any recall situation, those with a cannabis licence must work alongside anyone else who contributes to its production, and exchange information frequently amongst each other during the recall process. Although situations where a recall may be necessary can vary in severity and risk.. READ MORE »

4 Things Those in Drug Safety Training Should Know About Counterfeit Medications

Counterfeit medications are a major problem for those working in drug safety. These professionals play a vital role in ensuring that the pharmaceutical products consumers use are safe, reliable, and effective. Counterfeit drugs can undermine the trust the public has in this system.  The opioid crisis is compounding issues associated with counterfeit drugs. There is an increasing infiltration of the market by counterfeit prescription painkillers containing the opiate fentanyl. Counterfeit oxycodone tablets were found to contain fentanyl 89% of the time. This substance is several times more potent than oxycodone and can increase consumers’ risk of accidental overdose.  Fentanyl is.. READ MORE »

Cannabis Genetics 101: What You Should Know if You Want to Become a Cannabis Distributor

You might be an expert on many different aspects of cannabis, but do you know about its genetics? What some people might not know is that cannabis is composed of 20 chromosomes (nine autosomes and one sex chromosome apiece), and that the genetic expressions of each cannabis plant can display a variety of patterns, even if cells appear to be similar. However, different strains have different genotypes (their DNA) and phenotypes (the differing attributes of plants). So what exactly causes these differences in the genetic makeup of different cannabis strains? While different cannabis plants can produce different effects and sensory.. READ MORE »

What Factors Influence Body Weight? Here’s What Everyone in Nutrition and Health Programs Should Know

When thinking of things that influence a person’s body weight, the first things that probably come to mind are eating habits and exercise regimens. Though both these things do indeed factor into a person’s body weight, the overall picture is more complex.  Food-related habits, like the consumption of high-fat and high-calorie foods, and the speed at which a person eats, can influence body weight. Exercise, or the lack of it, is also a determinant of body weight. However, there are many factors that come together to determine a person’s body weight, and not all of them are related to lifestyle.. READ MORE »

Understanding Cannabis Pest Control and Prevention for Those in Cannabis Quality Assurance Courses

Like many other types of plants, cannabis crops can be vulnerable to destruction by insects when it comes time to harvest them. There are also many ways in which these pests can interfere with crops that are grown indoors and outdoors. Anyone hoping to find a career in cannabis quality assurance should understand how pests can derail the healthy growth of these plants, and how to prevent further damage. Since these types of insects can multiply rapidly, it is necessary to prevent pests and mitigate potential risks to plants in greenhouses or outdoors to maintain healthy crops, and the ability.. READ MORE »

3 Things Those in Food Technology Training Should Know About Emulsification

With food technology training, aspiring professionals in the field gain a hands-on approach to safety and quality, and the skills to implement quality assurance and regulatory principles. As food creation is grounded in scientific processes, some of this relies on the principles of chemistry.  One process that food technology professionals should understand is emulsification. This is the process of creating an emulsion, the result of what forms when two or more immiscible liquid substances are mixed together.  An emulsion is a type of colloid, but not all colloids are emulsions. A colloid can refer to a mixture of any phases.. READ MORE »

The Importance of Quality Packaging for Those Interested in Cannabis Industry Courses

  The container and packaging that cannabis is found in is more important than one might think. This is because there are various factors that can influence its quality, such as humidity, temperature, and moisture, among others.  To have the best possible packaging can give cannabis the longest possible lifespan, especially since lower-quality packaging can be detrimental for both business and quality control. Therefore, it’s beneficial to research and understand the effects certain types of packaging can have on cannabis, and how best to preserve it. There are many reasons as to why packaging it properly and with the appropriate.. READ MORE »

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