Thousands of drugs at risk if no Brexit deal, European pharmaceutical companies warn

Brexit threatens the free flow of these goods, given stringent medicine regulations that may require the retesting of drugs shipped across borders in the absence of an agreed trading arrangement. Supplies of thousands of medicines are at risk of disruption if Britain leaves the European Union without a trade deal, European pharmaceutical companies warned on […]

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 […]

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 […]

USP 1225

USP 1225 Quality levels of pharmaceutical items are set out in various test procedures and instruments. US pharmacopeia, which deals with specifications of drugs and other pharmaceutical products, uses the following criteria to assess the method validation of these products: accuracy precision specificity detection limit quantitation limit linearity range robustness Types of test methods USP […]

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 […]