Pharma R&D Today
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Posted on November 23rd, 2015 by Agnieszka FredaPharma R&D
Have you ever tried googling ‘Pharma Industry’? Right after Wikipedia, page after page, you will find various articles referring to ‘Getting High on Fat Profits’, ‘Holding Big Pharma Accountable’. Continue reading “Express your “Pharma Pride”, Clearly Communicate Science” »
Posted on November 23rd, 2015 by David EvansChemistry
In a wide ranging interview, we find out what Reaxys PhD Prize Winner Dr. Hiroyuki Miyamura has been up to: Continue reading “David Evans Presents: Catching up with Reaxys PhD Prize winner Dr. Hiroyuki Miyamura” »
Posted on November 18th, 2015 by Joanna AldredChemistry
I freely admit, life without chocolate is unthinkable. That my daily sugar rush may lead to diabetes or blocked arteries (among other things) is something I prefer not to think about. Continue reading “Can medicine mend a broken heart?” »
Screening Scientific Literature for Adverse Drug Reactions: Relevant for Patient Safety or Just a Time-Consuming Regulatory Obligation?
Posted on November 16th, 2015 by Joyce de LangenPharmacovigilance
An adverse drug reaction (ADR) is defined as any response to a medicinal product which is noxious and unintended. ADRs are a major public health problem, accounting for up to 5% of all hospital admissions and 28% of the emergency visits. Of all hospitalized patients, 5% experience an ADR during the hospitalization Continue reading “Screening Scientific Literature for Adverse Drug Reactions: Relevant for Patient Safety or Just a Time-Consuming Regulatory Obligation?” »
Posted on November 13th, 2015 by Thibault GeouiPharma R&D
As cases of drug-resistant pathogens multiply, the WHO warns of a “post-antibiotic era.” Designing novel antibiotics, however, remains a scientific challenge because achieving therapeutic efficacy requires painstaking testing of compound properties that often conflict. Continue reading “Eluding a Post-Antibiotic Era: The Challenge of Designing Novel Antibiotics” »
Posted on November 13th, 2015 by Neal KatzChemistry
Before the ideation and creation of a novel prototype device — or the establishment of a new purpose for an existing one — medical device manufacturers must be confident that the device will serve a real need in the market. They must also establish that the device has unique value and will be safe and effective. Continue reading “The Importance of Literature on Medical Device Development and Post Market Surveillance” »
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