FOIA allows release of documents from the government

Description: This Act defines agency records subject to disclosure, outlines mandatory disclosure procedures and grants nine exemptions to the statute What is FOIA? The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) represents the implementation of freedom of information legislation in the United States.It was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 4, 1966 and […]

API is the biologically activesubstance in a drug

A pharmaceutical drug consists of the API and the excipient, the inert substance   Introduction: Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient An active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) is the substance in a pharmaceutical drug that is biologically active. Some medications may contain more than one active ingredient. The traditional word for the API is pharmacon or pharmakon which originally […]

Nutraceuticals are foods that provide medical or health benefits

Description: Since nutraceuticals are preventives, FDA is less stringent in enforcing regulations on nutraceuticals than on drugs What are Nutraceuticals?  Definition Nutraceuticals are defined as food or parts of food that provide medical or health benefits, including the prevention and treatment of disease.  The term ‘nutraceuticals’ combines nutrition and pharmaceutical. isolated nutrients, herbal products, and […]

Nutraceuticals are foods that provide medical or health benefits

Description: Since nutraceuticals are preventives, FDA is less stringent in enforcing regulations on nutraceuticals than on drugs What are Nutraceuticals?  Definition Nutraceuticals are defined as food or parts of food that provide medical or health benefits, including the prevention and treatment of disease.  The term ‘nutraceuticals’ combines nutrition and pharmaceutical. isolated nutrients, herbal products, and […]

Glucose Testing Devices are used to measure the blood sugar level

Description: Good glucose control using home monitors lead to fewer complications Introduction Glucose Testing Devices are the devices used to measure the blood sugar (glucose) level.  Blood sugar is glucose that is a source of energy to the body. Generally the body regulates the amount of glucose in the blood with the help of insulin, […]

Compliance means conforming to set standards

Description: Compliance is monitored by the bodies that enact different compliance standards and laws. Understanding the Idea of Compliance   What is compliance? Compliance means conforming to set standards, or rules and regulations or abiding by the laws of the land. While some compliance standards like the ISO focus on adhering to standard procedures, some […]

: In vitro diagnostics are performed outside the living organism in a controlled environment

Description: These are medical devices and other accessories that are used to perform tests on samples that are extracted from the living organisms Understanding In-Vitro Diagnostics In vitro diagnostics: Introduction The word ‘invitro’ means ‘in glass’ in Latin. In vitro diagnostics are performed outside the living organism in a controlled environment, generally in a test […]

High Performance Computing can help understand the secrets of the DNA

Description: Understanding the secrets of DNA is the key to the next generation of medical care involving extremely personalized treatment The Use of High-Performance Computing in Understanding the Secrets of DNA Introduction High-performance computing (HPC) is the use of advanced teraflop computer systems, such as supercomputers or cluster of computers, to solve complicated and time […]

High Performance Computing can help understand the secrets of the DNA

Description: Understanding the secrets of DNA is the key to the next generation of medical care involving extremely personalized treatment The Use of High-Performance Computing in Understanding the Secrets of DNA Introduction High-performance computing (HPC) is the use of advanced teraflop computer systems, such as supercomputers or cluster of computers, to solve complicated and time […]

The USP is a standards-setting authority

Description: The aim is to improve people’s health around the world The US Pharmacopoeia Introduction The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) is a non–governmental, not for profit, public standards–setting authority founded in 1820 for prescription and over–the–counter medicines and other healthcare products that are manufactured or sold in the United States. USP also sets standards for […]