The history of drug discovery makes an interesting read. Many of the drugs which are used today were discovered accidentally or by chance
Chemotherapy induced alopecia also known as the (CIA) is a distressing side effect of the treatment which induces hair loss in patients. For many patients, it is an emotionally stressful time as their hair is a part of their image and the way other people look at them when they step outside
Outsourcing in Clinical Trials is very rampant these days, the initial days of outsourcing started in the 1990s. What exactly does this term “outsourcing” denotes in Clinical Trials? In business terms, outsourcing refers to contracting the business to a third party.
A clinical trial protocol is a legal document which outlines the study plan of the clinical trial in a detailed, yet comprehensive and concise manner. The protocol must provide a valid scientific rationale for the conduct of the clinical trial as well as make sure that the rights of the patient is safeguarded, maintaining the […]
The healthcare services industry is very large and each day, it generates and processes large amounts of confidential and complex data related to diagnosis, monitoring, billing for healthcare services, health management of patients and assess management of healthcare providers.
Contract research, a new business model, that arrived in India many years ago, has shaped itself to provide career opportunities to many individuals. Several decades ago not a single contract research organization (CRO) was operating in our nation. With the onset of globalization, privatization and the gradual recognition of India at the international stage, a number of […]
As pharmaceutical companies are looking forward to expand their territories and expand their offerings in terms of products, the trend is moving towards Biologics. This brings us to our topic of discussion of what is the basic difference between a biologic and a conventional pharmaceutical product?
A digital signature, also referred to as an electronic signature has been developed using the cryptographic techniques of verifying the originator. Using this technique, the identity of the person who uses a digital signature can be verified. The electronic system uses a complex set of rules and parameters to achieve this. A digital signature is also known […]
The Clinical Data Management (CDM) process is like clinical trials, which required a fully planned and integrated scheme from the beginning to the end. The outcome of the process is considered first and the whole process of designing the system is made by considering the final deliverable in mind. The main purpose of an effective […]
This short post is an attempt to cover careers pertaining to Pharmacovigilance. One interested in pursuing this career would come across a term called as “Drug Safety Associate”. So who exactly is a Drug Safety Associate and what are the job responsibilities of such a position holder? The roles and responsibilities of a Drug Safety […]