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Drug dissolution testing and establishing plasma drug levels in humans

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Dissolution testing is a very important tool that determines and help understand the performance and effectiveness of oral solid dosage forms. It is significant for the field of medicine because if a drug has to be effective, it must be released first from the product form, and it should then be allowed to get dissolved in the gastrointestinal fluids. This is the first step that leads to the next important phase, that of the dosage’s absorption into the…

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Added by John Robinson on October 19, 2017 at 6:07am — No Comments

Analysis: Single-payer would drastically change American health care; here’s how it works

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As Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act continue in the background, some…

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Added by John Robinson on October 19, 2017 at 6:05am — No Comments

A step towards better health care

step towards Today, we live in an era of customization. Increasingly, customers can modify a product’s appearance, features, or content according to their unique needs or desires. Often, even the news we see in our newsfeeds is customized based off our preferences.

Why, then, are so many aspects of the health care industry still one-size-fits-all?

As doctors, we’ve seen firsthand how this can negatively impact patients who require more individualized care. One particular example…

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Added by John Robinson on October 19, 2017 at 6:02am — No Comments

‘Synthetic lethality’ targets cancer cells by damaging vulnerable DNA

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By designing small molecules that can “turn off” kinase enzymes stuck in the “on” position, they have managed to ward off cancer’s attack. More recently, scientists have focused on ways to help the body’s own immune cells seek and destroy cancer cells.

Enter the concept known as synthetic lethality. Researchers have long known that a cancer cell hobbling along with one broken gene is vulnerable. Knock out another key gene, they have discovered, and the cell will…

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Added by John Robinson on October 18, 2017 at 6:05am — No Comments

Breast cancer warning from man stunned by ‘impossible’ diagnosis

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When you think of breast cancer, you think of a form of cancer that affects only women. It doesn’t.

While breast cancer in men is rare it’s still an issue for the 10 men on average who are diagnosed with it every year in Northern Ireland.

Ian Cranston, 70, was diagnosed with breast cancer in May. Two weeks later he had a mastectomy.

The Portadown father-of-two was given the all-clear in June…

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Added by John Robinson on October 17, 2017 at 5:22am — No Comments

Collins: Trump should back effort to resume health subsidy

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A key moderate Republican is urging President Donald Trump to support a bipartisan Senate effort to reinstate insurer…

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Added by John Robinson on October 16, 2017 at 8:05am — No Comments

Do You Have Questions about Disposable Dust Masks? We Have Answers!

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The two most-common questions I hear when it comes to disposable dust masks/respirators are: “My employees wear disposable dust masks – do I have to fit test these employees?” and “How often should they change out their mask for a new one?”

First, it’s important to consider the masks themselves. These devices often are referred to as filtering facepieces and can be approved or unapproved. Unapproved dust masks can be mistaken for approved…

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Added by John Robinson on October 13, 2017 at 6:10am — No Comments

MS could be reversed with existing allergy drug

MS could be reversed.jpg In a recent phase II clinical trial, an over-the-counter allergy drug was shown to improve nervous system function in patients with multiple sclerosis.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease affecting more than…

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Added by John Robinson on October 13, 2017 at 6:07am — No Comments

Regulatory Filing Requirements and Compliance Processes for medical devices in Japan

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The market for medical devices in Japan is pretty huge. It ranks third in the world after the US and the EU. At just over $ 35 billion a year, which is characterized by an annual growth rate of 3-4 percent; it is far bigger than the markets in the neighborhood, such as China, Malaysia, Singapore and even Australia. Its market for medical devices is comparable to those of Europe and North America. Some of the reasons for this huge market are:

  • The aging…
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Added by John Robinson on October 12, 2017 at 6:24am — No Comments

Want to make a career in compliance in the US? - Just Upgrade Yourself $10

This is an opportunity that cannot be missed. For those who want to make a career in compliance in the US, they need to just upgrade for $10!

Want to make a career in compliance in the US? Just upgrade yourself for $10. Can something get better than this? If you thought –and you would be right in thinking so, that making a career in compliance in the US is expensive –just upgrade…

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Added by John Robinson on October 11, 2017 at 7:59am — No Comments

Google’s Home Mini needed a software patch to stop some of them from recording everything

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Categorize this under “one of the worst possible PR nightmares for a Google smart speaker.” According to Artem Russakovskii at Android Police, the Google Home Mini he was reviewing was randomly and near-constantly recording sounds in his home and transmitting them to Google. The company acknowledged the problem and…

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Added by John Robinson on October 11, 2017 at 6:59am — No Comments

Eight deaths due to ‘seasonal flu’ in Oman, health guidance issued

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Muscat: The number of Influenza cases has dropped by almost a quarter compared to 2016, but the Ministry of Health has warned residents to

be vigilant as flu season approaches.

According to the latest report by the MoH, deaths as a result of influenza have reduced over the past three years, with 2017 season seeing eight cases of deaths so far compared to 2015 which recorded 25 deaths.

As a semi-tropical…

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Added by John Robinson on October 11, 2017 at 6:56am — No Comments

21 CFR Part 11 compliance requirements for software validation and SaaS/Cloud

21 CFR Part 11 compliance requirements for software validation 1.jpg Software as a Service, SaaS, is a way by which applications are delivered over the Net. It provides Software as a Service using just the Internet, and hence the name. SaaS applications are known by varied names. On-demand software, hosted software, and web-based software are some of these.

Where SaaS differs as a method of delivering applications is that there is…

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Added by John Robinson on October 9, 2017 at 6:44am — No Comments

Drugstore stocks tumble as Amazon considers selling prescription drugs online

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.…

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Added by John Robinson on October 9, 2017 at 6:41am — No Comments

Are any weight loss supplements considered safe?

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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, there are a few that can be used safely to boost your weight loss efforts.

Before you decide on weight loss…

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Added by John Robinson on October 9, 2017 at 6:36am — No Comments

Are any weight loss supplements considered safe?

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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, there are a few that can be used safely to boost your weight loss efforts.

Before you decide on weight loss…

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Added by John Robinson on October 9, 2017 at 6:36am — No Comments

HHS withdraws 3 proposed rules: 6 things to know

 

HHS withdrew three proposed rules Tuesday, including one that would have tested a new Medicare Part B drug payment model.

Here are six things to know about the proposed rules.

1. CMS withdrew a proposal to test new Medicare Part B drug payment models. Medicare Part B covers prescription drugs administered in a physician’s office or hospital outpatient department. Medicare currently pays physicians and outpatient departments the average sales price of a…

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Added by John Robinson on October 6, 2017 at 6:19am — No Comments

8 Tough Questions Every CISO Should Be Ready to Answer

8 Tough Questions Every CISO Should Be Ready to Answer

When a major security incident, such as the recent massive Equifax data breach, grabs headlines, CEOs start asking more questions about data security.

See Also: Addressing the Identity Risk Factor in the Age…

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Added by John Robinson on October 6, 2017 at 6:17am — No Comments

An inclusive Ukrainian education

An inclusive Ukrainian education

Education is one of the few areas nowadays that is still considered a purely sovereign matter, an issue over which national governments – and, in many countries, even local authorities – should have control. But, in today’s world, it seems that no issue is immune to political manipulation. That is the case with Ukraine’s new framework law on education, which has become the target of harsh opposition not so much from within the country, but rather…

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Added by John Robinson on October 5, 2017 at 5:49am — No Comments

Malawi University of Science, DoDMA sign pact on degree course for disaster risk management

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The MoU will see the facilitation of a four year full time Bachelors degree in Disaster Risk Management.

Signing the Mou, Secretary to the Office of Vice President and Commissioner for Dodma Clement Chinthu Phiri said the Mou will enhance studies and research in disaster management to guide policy development and implementation.

On her part, MUST Vice Chancellor Professor Address Malata said the institution is geared to making a…

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Added by John Robinson on October 5, 2017 at 5:46am — No Comments

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Risk is defined as the potential hazard, harm or side effect of an activity. Almost all activities come with some or another form of risk, which needs to be mitigated or eliminated. Risk management…Continue

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Health and safety are important aspects of an organisation’s smooth and effective functioning.  Did you know that workplace health & safety injuries cost Australian businesses over $60 billion…Continue

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Introduction to PEGA-PRPC

Pega/PRPC is a popular rules engine and BPM tool from Pega systems that is gaining good market share among large corporations. Architects and developers build the Pega/PRPC instance while…Continue

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Introduction to PEGA-PRPC

Pega/PRPC is a popular rules engine and BPM tool from Pega systems that is gaining good market share among large corporations. Architects and developers build the Pega/PRPC instance while…Continue

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