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Archive for January 2021

How to Draw Customers to Your Dispensary After Obtaining Your Cannabis Retailer License

The cannabis industry is heavily regulated, meaning that entrepreneurs must abide by specific rules and conditions to set up their dispensaries. These strict regulations extend to marketing initiatives. Marketing a cannabis dispensary under heavy regulations can be a challenge, but it is still possible. When starting your business, be sure to develop solid marketing strategies that meet the guidelines under the Cannabis Act.  Here’s a closer look at some of the ways you can bring more customers to your dispensary.   Understanding and Abiding by Marketing Regulations First and foremost, you’ll need to have a solid understanding of the marketing regulations.. READ MORE »

Over the Counter vs. Prescription Meds: A Look for Those in Pharmaceutical Training

All kinds of medications are used to help relieve pain, prevent illnesses, manage diseases to avoid further complications, and much more. These medications typically fall into two categories: prescription (Rx) drugs and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs.  There are many important differences between these two broad categories, which are important to regulatory affairs. Continue reading to explore the differences between both categories while gaining a brief look into some of Canada’s regulatory measures regarding Rx and OTC drugs.    A Basic Overview of Over-the-Counter Drugs  As you get ready to take online pharmaceutical courses, what are some important things to know about OTC.. READ MORE »

Why Hyperspectral Imaging May Revolutionize Food Quality Assurance Measures

Food technology is a big part of food safety and quality, particularly as new advancements in the field bring about better standards and practices. Hyperspectral imaging is an emerging technology with the ability to impact different aspects of the food industry, resulting in data-driven quality assurance and quality control measures as well as improved farm management practices.    Your training in food technology, safety, and quality will provide you with unique insight into the fundamental principles of quality assurance. Here’s a look at the benefits of hyperspectral imaging, which you might encounter during your career.  Hyperspectral Imaging Explained for Students in.. READ MORE »

Taking Nutrition and Health Training? Be Aware of the Issue of Kid Influencers Promoting Junk Food

If you’ve been on YouTube recently, you might have noticed that “kidfluencers” are extremely popular, with their videos garnering millions of views. These videos produced by teens and children often include various messages that promote junk food and unhealthy eating. As a nutrition and health student, you’re likely passionate about promoting the development of good health habits and eating well. With this in mind, here’s a quick overview of the situation for students taking nutrition and health courses.  How Kid Influencers on YouTube Are Promoting Junk Food to Young Viewers Kid-targeted advertising has always been controversial, particularly considering that children.. READ MORE »

NSAIDs Explained for Those Attending Pharmaceutical Courses

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) are one of the most common medications used by many to treat mild to moderate pain. As some of them are considered over-the-counter drugs, they’ve become increasingly relied upon by the average consumer for quick pain relief. As such, understanding how NSAIDs work and what sets them apart from other medications can be extremely valuable for students interested in pharmacology. During your pharmaceutical or regulatory affairs program, you’ll be introduced to key regulatory systems, legislations, and practices that directly affect the development and quality of pharmaceutical products. Here’s a closer look at NSAIDs for those studying.. READ MORE »

Drug Development Life Cycle Explained to Those Seeking Clinical Research Careers

For any drug to be deemed safe for public consumption, it must first go through a life cycle of development. In Canada, this process is heavily regulated by the federal government, and must adhere to the guidelines of the Canadian Drug Review and Approval Process. Before any drug can be submitted to Health Canada for approval, it must undergo a series of phases, from preliminary research all the way to clinical trials. But what exactly do these processes for verifying a drug’s safety and efficacy involve? And why is each step necessary? Here’s what those seeking clinical research careers should.. READ MORE »

Why Scaling Up Presents a Challenge to Cannabis Quality Assurance Professionals

As a cannabis quality assurance professional, you’ll want to ensure that the production of cannabis can be scaled up sufficiently while also meeting high standards. However, accomplishing this is a challenge in and of itself. Although recreational cannabis is legalized in Canada, scaling up faces both the typical challenges associated with growing any business, along with some unique hurdles. Between meeting regulations set out by Health Canada, as well as approaches for eliminating pests and ensuring there’s enough product to meet demand, scaling up cannabis growth operations doesn’t come without its share of obstacles. However, those hoping to accomplish this.. READ MORE »

Importance of Data Privacy and Security in Trials: An Overview for Students of Clinical Research Training

Clinical trials are essential for the development of new treatments. With this in mind, it becomes even more important to make sure sensitive data is protected in the process. This is especially true when these trials rely increasingly on digital file storage. Volunteers in these trials trust researchers’ ability to keep their data safe and secure, as well as protect their privacy. This can help prevent avoidable issues from occurring at any phase in the process, and reassure participants that their sensitive information is safe, secure, and confidential. By understanding the importance of protecting sensitive data from the view of.. READ MORE »

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