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Is Automation the Future of Pharmacovigilance? An In-Depth Look for Students in Pharmaceutical Training

Pharmacovigilance (or PV) is a major part of drug safety, dealing with the detection, assessment, and monitoring of drug effects on the human body. With updated regulations and technological advancements, the pharmaceutical industry is facing pressure to automate PV systems—optimizing spending costs while also improving risk management.  By doing so, PV systems would be better suited to create personalized medicine. Automation would also help promote transparent data sharing between patients and healthcare providers as well as regulatory agencies. In this way, those pursuing pharmaceutical studies can expect automation to significantly change the pharmaceutical industry.  Here’s a closer look at how.. READ MORE »

How Big Data Is Changing the Pharmaceutical Industry: Details for Those Taking Pharma Courses

Big data is a term increasingly used by professionals in the pharmaceutical industry in recent years, as it is considered to be key to furthering pharmaceutical research and development (R&D). When used effectively, the information provided helps facilitate the discovery of a new drug product. The discovery of drugs becomes an easier process, as the data is used to predict how the drug will interact with the person consuming it. This data is also used to make research more efficient and to enhance clinical trials, as well as to facilitate technological innovation and improve client safety. With the use of.. READ MORE »

Taking Pharmaceutical Courses? Learn How Penicillin Made Pharmaceutical History

Since its discovery nearly a century ago, penicillin has been used around the world as the choice antibiotic of physicians for treating all kinds of bacterial illnesses and infections. The effectiveness of this antibiotic class-type remains unmatched, unique in its ability to inhibit various types of harmful bacterial strains. It’s also been credited as the interventive cure to many once deadly diseases. So how did this antibiotic, considered to this day as no less than miraculous, come to be? As it happens—quite by accident. We take a closer look at the intriguing history of penicillin here for those taking pharmaceutical.. READ MORE »

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 »

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 »

Food Safety Tips Regarding Edibles, Explained for Students in Cannabis Industry Training

Just as professionals in the general foods industry must create rigid manufacturing protocols to prevent foodborne illnesses and other types of hazards, cannabis industry professionals must also take precautions when producing edibles. Regulated by Health Canada, edibles are relatively new to the market. When working on edibles, there are several factors that professionals must take into consideration to prevent products from being contaminated with bacteria, mold, and other types of harmful pathogens. A failure to comply with protocols can lead to potential mishaps, legal consequences, and closure of the manufacturing facility.  To understand more on how to keep edibles free.. READ MORE »

Quality Assurance for Probiotics, Explained for Students in Pharmaceutical Courses

Probiotics are categorized as microorganisms most typically found in dairy products, and consumed for their proven health benefits. Research has linked the consumption of the live and active culture of probiotics with the alleviation of numerous gastrointestinal troubles, and with helping to ease the symptoms of lactose intolerance.  While consumers are likely to be most familiar with probiotics packaged into well-known yogurts, yogurt drinks, and cheeses, probiotics can also be manufactured into pill or tablet format for consumption as a natural health product. Before any products containing the active bacteria are released to market in Canada, however, they must receive.. READ MORE »

4 Facts About the Karl Fischer Titration Method for Students in Pharmaceutical Quality Control

Karl Fischer was a German chemist who discovered that the Bunsen Reaction between iodine and sulfur dioxide could be modified to help determine water content in a non-aqueous system. In 1935, he published this new method, which came to be known as Karl Fischer titration.  To learn more, let’s take a look at a few interesting facts about this very important titration method!  1. It Has Several Applications Crossing Many Industries As a student of pharmaceutical quality assurance, you will soon learn about the Karl Fischer Titration method. This method is one of the most accurate procedures for determining the.. READ MORE »

How Professionals with Careers in Regulatory Affairs Regulate Vaccines

A professional working in regulatory affairs has the task of ensuring that all kinds of products from cosmetics to pharmaceuticals to human and veterinary medicines meet legislative requirements. When it comes to vaccines, this process means reviewing emerging vaccines for safety, efficacy, and quality. The development of vaccines under normal circumstances requires trials involving thousands of people, and can take many years to approve under a stringent review process. In the face of COVID-19, many vaccines are currently being developed at a much quicker rate, presenting complicated challenges for both the manufacturers of these new products as well as the.. 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 »

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