Drugstore stocks tumble as Amazon considers selling prescription drugs online

Shares of drugmakers dropped in midday trading Friday after CNBC reported Amazon is in the final stages of considering an entrance into selling drug prescriptions. Walgreens, Rite Aid and CVS Health stocks each slipped 4 percent or more as investors worried Amazon may disrupt the traditional distributors’ hold on the drug prescription market. Amazon will […]

Are any weight loss supplements considered safe?

Every year, millions of Americans go after this same goal, some successful and others not so much. To attain their goals, they may choose from the over-abundance of diets and exercise programs available, and some turn to weight loss supplements as well. While you shouldn’t rely on supplements to do all the work for you, […]

Ensuring the accuracy, reliability and consistency of analytical data in laboratories

The basic reason for which analytical methods and procedures need to be validated is to ensure that analytical data have consistency, accuracy and reliability. This becomes possible when laboratories employ proper scientific methods and procedures and validate analytical methods and procedures. This is the only means to ensure that the analytical data are reliable, consistent […]

RPS says pharmacists must always be present in pharmacies

The three RPS national boards have jointly called for legal guarantees that a pharmacist will always undertake a clinical assessment or check, and that there must be no legal loopholes that can bypass this requirement. Source: Alamy.com The leaked document, prepared by a working group of the Department of Health’s Rebalancing Medicines Legislation and Pharmacy […]

Pharmacist in deadly meningitis outbreak heading to trial

After watching his mother die from meningitis in a nationwide outbreak caused by contaminated steroids, Scott Shaw is determined to make sure something like that never happens again. A stiff punishment for the Massachusetts pharmacist Shaw believes is partially responsible may help, he says. “I believe as surely as I’m talking to you right now […]

Pharmaceutical companies gave $12m to doctors, nurses and pharmacists

Pharmaceutical companies gave Australian doctors, nurses and pharmacists almost $12m in fees and expenses to attend conferences and give talks between November 2016 and April 2017. The payments comprised more than $6.5m for travel expenses and accommodation; more than $4.2m in speaking and consultancy fees; and more than $700,000 to cover registration at medical conferences […]

CURE Pharmaceutical Launches New Academic Partnership Program Providing the Company’s Proprietary CureFilm™ for More Humane and Effective Animal Research

OXNARD, Calif., Sept. 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CURE Pharmaceutical (OTCQB:CURR), (“CURE”), a leading disruptive drug delivery technology company, today announced the launch of a new academic partnership program, CureDotsTM. Under the CureDotsTMprogram, academic institutions may access the Company’s patented, multilayer oral thin film (OTF), CureFilm Oral™, for more humane and effective animal research and testing. CureDotsTM are punch-hole […]

US pharmaceutical company expands Dublin presence

PTC Therapeutics, a US pharmaceutical company, plans to expand its European headquarters in Dublin to 40 staff. The Dublin site of the company is responsible for finance, quality assurance, legal and a raft of other back office roles. “We currently employ 30 people in the Dublin office and this will increase to a total of 40 […]

All about Microbial Control, Monitoring, Validation and Troubleshooting of Pharmaceutical Water Systems

  Most pharmaceutical biofilms, especially those in water systems, suffer from one major flaw: misconceptions. Strict and rigid rules for design and operations, especially when they are built on ignorance, come in the way of proper implementation of effective water systems. When myths and hype surround these systems, it is but natural that they are […]