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 »
What is Quality by Design (QbD)? It’s an approach to pharmaceutical product development, where an objective is defined prior to starting the process and quality is instilled before manufacturing. Risk assessment and management are a priority and are used as the basis for process control. This can help to: Shorten development times Improve manufacturing quality Further assure safety and efficacy of pharmaceutical products While it takes more time at the beginning of a process, it allows for less stop-and-start along the rest of the development journey. Quality is implemented directly into the workflow, taking into account how the product’s characteristics.. READ MORE »
Pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) are two core concepts of pharmacology and they are especially important for drug safety and pharmacovigilance. These concepts tell researchers a lot about how drugs move in and interact with the human body, which in turn helps scientists, doctors, and pharmacists know how drugs can be used safely by patients. Below we will compare PK and PD and take a look at why they are both so important for creating safe and effective pharmaceuticals. Both PK and PD Are Equally Important for Pharmacovigilance Certificate Students to Know Both PK and PD are considered to be.. READ MORE »
Interested in pharmaceutical quality assurance? Find out how the World Health Organization plays a key role in developing global quality assurance standards.
There is much to look forward to when pursuing a career in pharmaceuticals. You’ll be entering a cutting-edge field always seeking to improve and uncover innovative new treatments. You’ll have the opportunity to challenge yourself and grow professionally. And perhaps most important of all, you’ll have the opportunity to make a lasting and positive difference in the lives of others. What many students and graduates may not look forward to is the job application process, whether navigating interviews or trying to craft the perfect cover letter. Fortunately, caring colleges offer plenty of services to students. At AAPS, students even have.. READ MORE »
Students in pharmaceutical school take note: pill regimens and daily injections could soon be replaced with advanced medical implants that do the dosing for you.
The raw materials used in pharmaceuticals always need to be of the highest quality. After all, without high-quality raw materials, a high-quality end product isn’t a possibility. Raw materials come in a dizzying variety of options. Some raw materials may be derived from natural substances such as plants, while others contain parts of living organisms such as blood cells. Still others are synthetic. Want to know a little more about the different types of raw materials often seen during a career in quality control? Read on to find out! A Quick Overview of APIs for Students in Pharmaceutical School As.. READ MORE »
Are you considering returning to college after a long hiatus? Whether you want to upgrade your skillset to get promoted to your dream role, make a complete career switch, or modernize your knowledge in your field, it’s never too late to return to learning. Naturally, many adult learners are concerned about their study skills and ability to succeed in a learning environment after so much time away from the classroom. However, as an adult learner, you have a unique advantage. Your life experience and previous career and educational endeavors will be an asset in your ability to succeed. As for.. READ MORE »
Researchers have developed a prototype that manufactures pharmaceuticals in a new way, potentially changing the pharmaceutical production industry forever.
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 »