Pharma R&D Today
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Posted on December 1st, 2015 by Thibault GeouiPharma R&D
What is a Taxonomy?
A taxonomy is a system to classify objects or concepts. We all use such systems to bring order into different aspects of our lives, be it food in the refrigerator, clothes in the closet or files on our laptops. (more…)
Posted on November 24th, 2015 by Joyce de LangenPharmacovigilance
On 16 April 2014, the new EU Clinical Trial Regulation on medicines for human use was adopted. The purpose of the new Clinical Trial Regulation is to create an environment that is favourable for conducting clinical trials, with the highest standards for patient safety, within the EU. (more…)
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’. (more…)
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: (more…)
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. (more…)
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 (more…)
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