The World Health Organization (WHO) defines pharmacovigilance as: “The science and activities relating to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse effects or any other drug-related problem.” It monitors the safety of all medicines, aiming to prevent Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) and improve upon the effectiveness and safety of drugs through monitoring. Pharmacovigilance occurs on a local, national, and international level. Thanks to the WHO Programme for International Drug Monitoring, pharmacovigilance is improved by a global collaborative network. The network spans over 150 countries. Read on for more background on pharmacovigilance, why it matters, and the role of a.. READ MORE »
Wonder how change management fits into quality assurance courses and risk assessment? Learn more as you begin to prepare for a rewarding career in this field!
SUPAC is an important FDA guideline that students in quality assurance courses should know about. Check out why SUPAC matters to pharmaceutical manufacturing.
The pharmaceutical industry is an innovative and rapidly evolving sector, but one area of advancement that some pharmaceutical students may be less familiar with is the recent and ongoing development of smart packaging. Smart packaging can be used for a number of purposes. It could help increase patient compliance, which is a benefit not only for pharmaceutical companies but also for patients themselves. It could offer a form of validation to help consumers steer clear of counterfeit drugs, which can pose substantial health risks. It could also offer consumers information about whether a product has been tampered with and whether.. READ MORE »
Researchers have developed a prototype that manufactures pharmaceuticals in a new way, potentially changing the pharmaceutical production industry forever.
Ensuring the quality of pharmaceutical products is an important task. After all, if a manufacturing mistake produces a batch that dissolves slower than normal, patients might accidentally take an extra dose, thinking that they need the added medication to receive the care they need. While these mistakes are rare, it’s still essential for pharmaceutical quality assurance professionals to test the rate at which drugs dissolve. How do quality assurance experts measure that rate to ensure batch consistency? With the help of dissolution testing. What is Dissolution Testing? Before we can define dissolution testing, we’ll need to look at a few.. READ MORE »
If you’re considering a career in pharmaceutical science, you may be motivated by a desire to help others heal. You may see how central medications are to the health of members of your community, and understand how, worldwide, quality of life is closely tied to access to pharmaceuticals. Vulnerable members of your community need skilled professionals to connect them with the medications that help them live life to the fullest—and in many cases, simply to live. But what happens when the prices for pharmaceuticals put them beyond the reach of those who need them most? That’s the question facing today’s.. READ MORE »
In today’s globalized world, outbreaks of disease and illness are spreading beyond cultural lines and effecting populations in new and unfamiliar ways. If you are planning to pursue a career in clinical research, there is no better time than the present. You can help uncover the dangers that can harm communities and the cures that can save lives. And case-control studies are an excellent method clinical researchers use to do just that. To prepare for your rewarding career in clinical research, read on for the basics of case-control studies. A Brief Description of Case-Control Studies Once you’ve earned your diploma,.. READ MORE »