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Developing Child-Friendly Drugs

Posted on July 12th, 2017 by

Pharma R&D

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In a recent article titled A Spoonful of Kids’ Medicine Makes the Profits Go Up, Kaiser Health News reporter Shefali Luthra wrote about how some pharma industry players may view the need for child-friendly versions of drugs as a “lucrative opportunity”. Luthra specifically cited the opportunities presented by laws like the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act Continue reading “Developing Child-Friendly Drugs” »

Biosimilars Development & its Future

Posted on July 10th, 2017 by

Pharma R&D

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The pharmaceutical industry had really been quite optimistic as of late regarding regulatory overhaul and getting rid of the ever-present ‘red tape’ within the regulatory body in the US, and the FDA had shown a very positive response towards getting biosimilars approved. Continue reading “Biosimilars Development & its Future” »

Advantages and Challenges of Using Social Media for Pharma R&D

Posted on July 7th, 2017 by

Pharma R&D

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Social media is a force to be reckoned with in modern society. Over the last decade, it has changed the way we interact with friends and family, consumes news and entertainment, and do business.

Continue reading “Advantages and Challenges of Using Social Media for Pharma R&D” »

Focus on Nutraceuticals & Natural Products: Medical Use of Cannabis

Posted on July 5th, 2017 by

Pharma R&D

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These days, there is a lot of focus on nutraceuticals and ‘natural products’, derived from nature or alternately synthesized as ‘nature-identical compounds’ and used in nutraceuticals products. Continue reading “Focus on Nutraceuticals & Natural Products: Medical Use of Cannabis” »

The Power of Two in Lead Optimization

Posted on July 3rd, 2017 by

Chemistry

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The rise of in silico approaches has revolutionized early drug discovery, making it possible to model the potential in vivo behaviors of large numbers of compounds, delve deep into their bioactive and chemical properties, Continue reading “The Power of Two in Lead Optimization” »

The Importance of the Safety Management Plan for Clinical Trials

Posted on June 30th, 2017 by

Pharmacovigilance

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In a world where many operational and strategic clinical trial activities are outsourced to Contract Research Organizations (CROs), the design and content of the Safety Management Plan (SMP) will greatly influence the execution of clinical trial drug safety activities. Continue reading “The Importance of the Safety Management Plan for Clinical Trials” »

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