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Brand-name vs. Generic Drugs: A Quick Look for Students in Regulatory Affairs Courses

Navigating the aisles of the pharmacy can be overwhelming. A customer looking to purchase some acetaminophen to relieve their headache is confronted with shelves stocked full of different versions of the substance from a variety of different brands. Though they may be more familiar with the Tylenol product, there is no significant difference between it and the plainer versions of the drug sitting next to it. Functionally, both drugs are the same, though there is a good reason both exist.  Professionals who work in pharmacovigilance and regulatory affairs are invested in the compliance of pharmaceutical and healthcare products with the.. READ MORE »

July 14, 2020

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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 »

July 9, 2020

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Post-COVID Cannabis User Demographics Explained for Those with a Cannabis Retail License

With a cannabis retail license, Canadians working in the industry can focus on a variety of different aspects of working in a dispensary. For a person to be successful in their work, they need to know their client base.  Within Canadian cannabis user demographics, many media publications have been reporting an increase of consumer demand for cannabis due to the spread of COVID-19. However, is this the whole picture? Read on to understand in what ways the pandemic could be influencing cannabis user demographics.  General Canadian Use Demographics  Between 2014 and 2018, the number of Canadians who regularly use cannabis.. READ MORE »

July 7, 2020

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Understanding Predictive Microbiology During Your Certificate in Food Safety

As a student in food safety, you’ll learn about the different concepts underlying and influencing food quality. These include food sanitation, food processing, food inspection, and food infection. Professionals in the food safety industry use a variety of methods to ensure that food is safe to consume and free from contaminants.  The existence of microorganisms in food needs to be monitored and controlled. These naturally occurring living things are what cause food to spoil or become inedible, and their presence is affected by environmental factors in production, transportation, and storage. Predictive microbiology is a method that seeks to analyze and.. READ MORE »

July 2, 2020

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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 »

June 30, 2020

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Blockchain Basics: A Guide for Those Who Want to Become a Cannabis Distributor

As a cannabis distributor, you’ll oversee managerial operations, invent marketing strategies, and organize financial plans. The cannabis industry in Canada is highly regulated, and the complexity underlying tracking, reporting, and auditing product and transactional information can make things frustrating. It’s important to have a simplistic, transparent way to organize the associated data.  Blockchain technology is making itself available to different industries across the economy as a simple way to record and track information. The chain of records is associated with high-tech, futuristic ideas like cryptocurrency, but the platform is an easy and useful way for business managers to stay on.. READ MORE »

June 23, 2020

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How Does Caffeine Affect Exercise? A Guide for Those in Nutrition and Health Training

Caffeine is a substance found frequently in energy drinks, gels, pills, and shots that advertise performance-enhancement effects. However, what exactly are these effects, and are they truly beneficial for athletes?  As a future professional in the nutrition and health industry, it’s important to be knowledgeable about the claims and effects underlying different sports-related supplements. This includes knowledge of ergogenic substances: those that are intended to enhance one’s physical performance.  Caffeine is perhaps the most widely consumed ergogenic substance, used all throughout the world millions of times a day to stay awake or boost productivity. Read on to find out how.. READ MORE »

June 18, 2020

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Ion Pairing 101 for Quality Assurance Training Students

An education in pharmaceutical quality control and quality assurance grants students the necessary skills and knowledge to review and validate the quality of pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and food products. These necessary professionals utilize the latest methods and techniques to analyze the constituents of a wide variety of materials. One of these methods involves ion pairing.  Ion pairing is useful for separating a mixture into its constituent parts, used within pharmaceutical quality control as well as a variety of different sectors. This chemical technique is just one of the many ways graduates of a Pharmaceutical Quality Control and Quality Assurance program can.. READ MORE »

June 16, 2020

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Interested in Food Technology Training? Discover the Science Behind Cured Meat

Within the field of food technology, certain workers are dedicated to establishing and maintaining standards for the safety and quality of foods. Food technology professionals help foster compliance with national and international safety and quality standards. A part of this is analyzing the molecular behaviour of food products.  The chemistry component of foods isn’t something common consumers think about a lot, unless they’re visiting an expensive restaurant where chefs use molecular gastronomy. But chemical reactions form the basis of all cooking, like when heat is added to ingredients to change their structure and taste. One type of food where chemical.. READ MORE »

June 11, 2020

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3 Air Purification Tips to Keep Crops Healthy After Cannabis Industry Training

For professionals involved in the cannabis industry, having product that’s of a high quality is important. Those involved in the growth and maintenance of cannabis crops ensure that the harvest is respectable and of a high calibre through: utilizing the proper lighting providing nutrition monitoring the pH balance of the soil However, a lot of the time these factors, though important, are emphasized to the neglect of the air quality of the grow room.  Traditionally, cannabis crops are either grown in one of the following environments: outdoor location greenhouse warehouse with proper Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) equipment The.. READ MORE »

June 9, 2020

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