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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 »

How Biotech Impacts Our Everyday Lives, as Explained to Those in Regulatory Affairs Training

Professionals working in regulatory affairs help to ensure that products and processes comply with the existing quality control laws and regulations. This ascertains that products are developed and sold in a safe and secure manner. This is especially important in the realm of pharmaceuticals, where products can sometimes be life-saving and their safety and efficacy is of utmost importance.  Recently, biotechnology has picked up steam as a set of processes that can aid in the advancement of pharmaceutical development and innovation. Regulatory affairs professionals should be particularly interested in biotechnology for how these technologies may be monitored and standardized to.. READ MORE »

3 Facts About Failure Investigations for Those Interested in GMP Training

Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) are essential to pharmaceutical quality assurance. These practices are systematic procedures developed to prove consistency, safety, and efficacy. GMPs are the part of quality assurance that ensures pharmaceutical products are produced and controlled consistently, in a way that meets quality standards.  Failure investigations are an important part of GMPs. These investigative procedures are activated whenever an aspect of production deviates from the quality assurance practices in place. Read on to find out three facts about failure investigations.  Failure Investigations Identify the Root Causes of Deviation  These investigations attempt to get to the root cause of an.. READ MORE »

The History of Dissolution Testing for Those Interested in Pharmaceutical Training

Dissolution testing is a process where pharmaceutical products such as oral drugs are tested for quality control purposes, to help determine how quickly the drug is released, and aid multiple other aspects of its development. Without this form of testing, a drug’s efficacy would be much harder to gauge. Knowing how to test solid oral dosage forms and evaluate their performance is a great skill to learn for anyone pursuing a career in food and pharmaceutical research and development. But how has this process come to be? And how do oral drug products such as capsules and tablets go through.. READ MORE »

Why Good Clinical Practice Guidelines Are Important During and After Pharmaceutical Training

Graduates of a research and development program can work in many different areas of the pharmaceutical industry. Whether working in a testing laboratory or for a pharmaceutical company, it’s important that any research you conduct adheres to the standards laid out by the Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines. GCP guidelines are set out by the International Council on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH). These international quality standards govern the designing, conducting, and reporting of clinical trials that involve human subjects. With its roots in the Declaration of Helsinki and the Belmont Report, GCP guidelines have.. READ MORE »

A Look at Biotech and Why it Matters in Pharmaceutical Courses

Biotechnology has been a part of human life for centuries and also plays a major role in the pharmaceutical industry today. Typically referred to as biologics or biologic drugs, these products are developed, researched, and used by medical professionals all over the world. Similar to chemically developed drugs, biologics undergo strict regulation to make it to clinical trials and eventually to the market, or into medical facilities. Keep reading for more details about this important sector of the pharmaceutical industry. Biologics and Biotechnology Biotechnology companies exist in a range of industries, including food production, cleaning products, and the manufacture of.. READ MORE »

An Intro to Extraction Methods for Students in Cannabis Industry Training

Cannabis plants contain over 100 cannabinoids and terpenoids, including the most commonly known and extracted compounds: CBD and THC. Some extractions are “whole-plant,” meaning that no single chemical or compound is concentrated in the extraction process. However, most methods of extraction are designed to target specific components of the cannabis plant. Extractions from cannabis plants are used in all sorts of products, including oils and edibles, which offer an alternative to smoking the plant and, in some cases, offer different effects. Keep reading for an introduction to this important process! Learn the Extraction Factors to Consider in a Cannabis Course.. READ MORE »

Know These Food Allergies and Intolerances if You’re Interested in Getting a Food Handling Certificate

In 2019, Food Allergy Canada launched the National Food Allergy Action Plan. This initiative is aimed at guiding policies that will improve quality of life for Canadians with food allergies. The current available estimate is that 1 in 13 Canadians self-report having an allergy, which amounts to approximately 2.5 million people who would benefit from such policies. How are these allergies dealt with in Canada? Canada has what are called “priority food allergens”. These refer to the list of foods associated with 90 percent of allergic reactions and there are labelling requirements for them. While many allergies may be familiar.. READ MORE »

Thinking About Cannabis Careers? Learn About Grow Room Set Up and Design

Making plans to set up a grow room is exciting, highly detailed work. However, before you start cultivating cannabis, you must obtain licenses from Health Canada and the CRA unless the product contains less than 0.3 percent THC. When you have met the requirements of the authorities, only then can you follow through on your grow room plans. What do you have to consider as you set up your grow room? Essentially, your cannabis cultivation plans must take into consideration cost efficiency and plant health. These two major points encompass the wide range of elements that will factor into the.. READ MORE »

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