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Archive for August 2022

The Cannabis 360 Conference is Approaching! Why Those in Cannabis Careers Should Check it Out

The Cannabis 360 Conference is back for the second annual industry conference on September 29, 2022! The virtual conference is your chance to gain key insights on the biggest trends in the emerging markets of cannabis and psychedelics, both in Canada and abroad. With discussions on the key aspects of the cannabis industry, you’ll receive technical knowledge straight from industry leaders and regulatory specialists.  If you’re currently working in the cannabis industry or looking to start your career in the field, the Cannabis 360 Conference is a chance to learn more about the possibilities today. The aim is to deliver.. READ MORE »

3 Questions About Generic Drugs Answered for Those Interested in Regulatory Affairs

Generic drugs, despite how they may appear, are not very different from brand-name medicines. That’s because they’re designed to replicate the same dosage form, strength, quality performance, and intended use. They also produce the same effects, since both drugs contain the same active ingredients.  Because they’re fundamentally alike, generic drugs can serve as an alternative version of the brand-name drug. The distinguishing feature comes from the different names. Typically, a brand-name drug is protected by a patent. When that patent expires, other manufacturers can reproduce the brand-name drug and sell a generic version of it.  Interested in pharmaceutical regulatory affairs?.. READ MORE »

The Natural Health Product Approval Process Explained for Those in Regulatory Affairs

Across Canada, Natural Health Products (NHPs) are regulated to help protect consumers and provide safe and effective products to the public. The Canadian government worked closely with consumers, academics, healthcare practitioners, and industry stakeholders to come up with the standard guidelines that are in effect today. As a future regulatory affairs professional, it is important to understand these regulations as they apply to each company and product within the industry.  At AAPS, our Regulatory Affairs program helps students become familiar with regulatory systems, legislation, and practices that relate to the development, quality, and manufacture of pharmaceutical goods. With a course.. READ MORE »

What You Need to Know About Food Plant Sanitation as a Food Safety Program Graduate

For anyone completing a food safety program, understanding at full length the time, resources, and procedures needed for food plant sanitation is essential. Proper sanitation, which is different from cleaning, helps prevent foodborne illness and helps protect the public. This prerequisite for food safety is something that cannot be compromised by cutting corners. At AAPS, students in our food safety program complete a course dedicated to food plant sanitation.  A comprehensive understanding of what is involved in food plant sanitation sets our students up for success no matter which direction they decide to take their careers. This integral component of.. READ MORE »

Tips for Handling GCP and GVP Inspections for Clinical Research Graduates

Any drugs distributed on the Canadian market must remain safe and effective for public use. Pharmacovigilance inspections ensure that the establishments producing those drugs are following the correct regulatory requirements. This involves performing GCP and GVP inspections. GCP inspections happen during the clinical trial stage to ensure compliance, while GVP inspections happen in the post-approval stage to verify that establishments continue to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of their drugs.  As a professional working in clinical research, you should have a clear understanding of the goals, process and impact of these inspections. With this knowledge, you’ll be ready to handle.. READ MORE »