Pharmaceutical Tech Archive

Would Virtual Clinical Trials Work?

Further into the future, clinical trials to test the efficacy of new drugs would not require the test subject physically traveling to a clinical research facility or hospital. Mobile devices – smart phones, watches or glasses with inbuilt wearable sensors – would be enough to connect one to the clinical research study and report general

Issues with Detecting Counterfeit Drugs

Counterfeit medicines have been pervading the pharmaceutical industry, with a sharp increase by 51% between the years 2011 and 2015 as per the Pharmaceutical Security Institute in Vienna. The high reimbursement costs of medicines due to the higher R&D risks have attracted a massive chain of drug racketeers that sell spurious medicines at prices too

Gene Therapy For Disease-Free Society

As per several genome research organizations, a sizeable percentage of diseases acquired by newborns are genetic, which means the diseases were acquired through hereditary or mutations. In simpler terms, when the egg and the sperm (genetic material) fuse, the embryo formed will acquire some hereditary traits that may carry diseases. A random mutation, although rare,

Medical Versus Non-Medical Weight Loss: Breaking Down 3 Popular Approaches

Given that the most of the public struggles with weight loss, people are always on the lookout for a “quick fix” or “miracle” solution that will help them drop those problem pounds. However, there are pros and cons to just about any weight loss treatment, medical or otherwise. In most cases, a combination of cost,

Three Effective Medical and Non-Medical Weight Loss Strategies That Aren’t Exercise

We often hear stats thrown around which note that approximately two-thirds of Americans are either overweight or obese. The question remains: if this is the case, why aren’t people doing something about their condition? The fact remains that most of the public at large is uninformed about their options for weight loss. While diet and

How Technology Is Speeding up the Drug Development Process

On average, it takes up to 10 years and $2.6 billion to bring a new drug to market, according to data collected by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development. This includes both the drugs that successfully make it to market — about 12 percent — and those that fail at some point

Improving Hospital Workflows with New IT Features

Information technology, IT, plays an important role in healthcare. The role of IT is even more important now that hospitals and medical institutions are trying to improve their services, become more efficient and remain competitive at the same time. There are new regulations being put in place to help speed up the implementation of good

At $800 Million, Costly New Drug Developments Demand Consistency

According to information provided in the Congressional Budget Office’s 2006 study, Research and Development in the Pharmaceutical Industry, it costs pharmaceutical companies an average of 12 years and $800 million dollars to create and bring to market a drug that is based on a new molecular entity (NME). In sharp contrast, drugs that are based on

Nurse Practitioners Are Improving Healthcare Services

The demand for better healthcare services has increased rapidly these past few years, which means hospitals and service providers are actively seeking more doctors, physicians and nursing professionals. Nurse practitioners are also being recruited by more health institutions to provide better healthcare to more patients. According to studies by Bradley University and the university’s online

Genomic Personalized Medicine

Diagnostics and prognoses are done based on set standards in Medicine. These standards include symptoms. Any two persons sharing similar symptoms can carry the same kinds of diseases or afflicted with the same disorders. But a question always looms when diagnostics (or prognoses) fail – the two persons share similar symptoms and have been given