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Historic Canadian Medical Developments to Inspire Students in Clinical Research Training

Canada has long been known as a major player in the field of medical research. Despite only ranking 38th worldwide in terms of population, it ranks 14th in medical research spending and 6th in research paper production. As a country, it is responsible for developing entirely new fields of medicine, more effective surgical methods, and innovative, life-saving treatments. These medical developments could not have happened without the abundance of time, resources, ingenuity, and support provided throughout the medical community—from researchers to clinical trial operators to doctors, and including everyone in between. If you’re interested in clinical research and drug safety,.. READ MORE »

August 30, 2016

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3 New Food Technology Developments That Will Change the Way We Eat

Since the 14th century, the global population has been continuously growing. On average, the population increases by 158 people per minute and 83 million people per year. That rapid population growth means that we must continue to find innovative, scalable ways to produce enough food to meet future demand. If you’re interested in food safety and technology, new developments in the food industry will likely have a big impact on your future career. Here are three new developments in the food industry that you might one day encounter. 1. Sprays that Fight Food-borne Bacteria Are Being Developed As students completing.. READ MORE »

August 23, 2016

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4 Personalized Medicine Protocols Explained for Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance Program Students

The medical landscape has undergone a dramatic shift recently, due in large part to massive technological advances that have improved the levels of precision and treatment that were previously being used. This constant growth in technological capabilities has allowed pharmaceutical companies to constantly innovate, test new products, and market better treatments for their patients. What this means is that there are always new products that need to undergo extensive quality control and assurance in order to be marketed and sold to the masses. This steady stream of work makes doing pharmaceutical quality assurance an attractive career option. If you’re interested.. READ MORE »

August 16, 2016

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3 Ways Food Safety Training Pros Say Online Food Ordering May Lead To Better Health

How do you know what food is the safest and healthiest to eat? Nowadays, there are so many options—cooking, going out, ordering over the phone, ordering online—that it can be difficult to pinpoint which is the best option for you. While each has benefits, ranging from the amount of effort required to the amount of time before eating, food safety professionals now believe that ordering food online is the best bet on the road to improving health. Read on to find out three reasons food safety professionals believe that ordering food online is beneficial. 1. Grads of Food Safety Programs.. READ MORE »

August 9, 2016

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Strength Sports vs. Endurance Sports: Meeting Different Athlete Needs with Your Diploma in Nutrition

If one athlete is running triathlons and one is a body builder, should these athletes have the same diet? As trained nutritionists know, the answer is probably not. One is seeking to stabilize blood levels to ensure that their body continues to perform at optimal capacity, and the other is seeking to build muscle by ingesting high levels of protein and carbohydrates. With two different body types and two different goals also comes two different diets. It’s one of the reasons why students completing their studies at the Academy of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences (AAPS) take one course on the nutritional.. READ MORE »

August 2, 2016

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3 Life-Saving Discoveries Made this Summer by Clinical Research Career Pros

Medicine and clinical research technology have been progressing at breakneck speed, and producing some exciting results. New emergences from medical research teams tackling multiple sclerosis (MS) and epilepsy are painting a promising picture of the future. Professionals working in clinical research are consistently involved in the evolution of medicine. The following are a few examples of some exciting new developments in clinical research that may change lives and improve the health of many Canadians. Read on to discover some new life-saving discoveries made in clinical research! 1. A New High-Risk Therapy for Those with MS Created by Pros in Clinical.. READ MORE »

July 26, 2016

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A Fishy Precedent? Food Quality Control Agents Approve GMO Salmon for Sale in Canada

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs or GM foods) are beginning to become a normality in the Western consumer’s diet. Estimates show that as much as 80 per cent of packaged foods in the U.S. contain genetically modified ingredients and in 2015, 92 per cent of all corn, 94 per cent of all soybeans and 94 per cent of all cotton grown in the U.S. were genetically modified strains. The specific figures regarding Canada’s adoption of GMO crops aren’t readily available, but recently Canada’s food quality control agents have approved GMO salmon to be sold in Canada. Read on to discover more.. READ MORE »

July 19, 2016

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The ‘Pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance’ Explained for Pharmaceutical Training Students

The pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance (pCPA) includes all 13 provinces and territories, as well as the Federal Government, and negotiates to decrease the price of both generic and brand name drugs for Canadians. According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information, Canadians spent $28.8 billion on prescription drugs in 2014, and this spending is actually down from the $33 billion Canadians spent in 2012. The CIHI also notes that the growth rate of Canadian pharmaceutical spending is quite low. This may all be due to effective negotiation measures taken by the pCPA. Read on to discover how the pCPA makes sure.. READ MORE »

July 12, 2016

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Student Success Story!

Sharing these success stories makes us proud to know we have be able to help change lives. I am writing to you to express my feelings of appreciation and gratitude for you and all AAPS staff, as I landed a one year contract regulatory affairs associate contract at Jamp Pharma in Montreal after the interview that was held in AAPS premises. I am positive that the great teaching material and the close mentorship offered at the school will be of great help to me in my future career. Thank you, and all the best wishes for more success and achievements. Regards, Girgis.. READ MORE »

July 7, 2016

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Considering a Food Handling Course? Check Out the New Pact Between CFIA & FDA

Currently, the trading relationship between Canada and the United States is the largest in the world. In 2014 alone there were $26.2 billion in agriculture and agri-food products imported to Canada from the U.S. This massive amount of trade requires similar food inspection standards and systems to ensure the safety of citizens on either side of the border. Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) signed an agreement with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada, which confirms that food safety standards and systems in both countries are comparable, leading to the facilitation of trade, enhanced cooperation,.. READ MORE »

July 5, 2016

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