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Irrational drug prescription in Lebanon


Irrational use of drugs is a major problem worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that over half of all drugs are prescribed, dispensed or sold inappropriately. Inappropriate drug prescriptions have a negative impact on quality and safety of treatment, promote drug resistance, diminish patient trust in the healthcare system and increase the economic burden […]

Automated Compounding Reduces Hospital Costs and Pharmacy Errors

November 20, 2015 Dr. Niels Erik Hansen|ARxIUM Recent news of a $200 million fund to compensate victims of the bankrupt New England Compounding Center (NECC) is an extreme example of how expensive manual compounding errors can be. Contaminated compounds produced by NECC were linked to a 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people in 20 […]

Vetter Opens Office in Japan to Serve Growing Asian Healthcare Market


Vetter, one of the global leaders in the aseptic manufacturing of drug-delivery systems, servicing the top-ten pharma/biotech companies worldwide along with mid-size companies and emerging startups, today announced the opening of a new business entity in Tokyo, Japan. The announcement was made at a ceremony attended by executives of customer and partner companies with a […]

Woods Bagot diversifies to meet changing climate in Asia


Science+Technology leader, Victor De Baets, has joined Woods Bagot with a clear mission to diversify its core service sectors in Asia. By leveraging signature laboratory projects like SAHMRI and QSTP into the China market, he believes there is a real opportunity to reduce the risk from overexposure to the retail and mixed-use markets. “After a […]



  More dishonesty in science is being uncovered!  ( We have previously looked at dishonesty in research and the corruption in modern science (see: “Introduction to Cheating and Corruption in Science” , and “Why Would any Scientist ever Cheat?” ).  Unethical conduct by university scientists is driven by their constant large job pressures to obtain […]

More join support for Lords clean air phone app


King’s College London, GlaxoSmithKline, BMW and British Lung Foundation among organisations to support CleanSpace behaviour change app A House of Lords member’s smartphone app aimed at changing consumer behaviour to reduce air pollution and exposure has gained support from a number of high profile businesses, institutions and charities. Lord Paul Drayson’s CleanSpace phone app launched […]

Speeding Development and Lowering Costs While Enhancing Quality: A BPI Theater Roundtable at the 2015 BIO Convention


XCELLEREX (WWW.GELIFESCIENCES.COM) On Tuesday, 16 June 2015, Thomas C. Ransohoff (vice president of BioProcess Technology Consultants) chaired a midday roundtable titled, “Stretching for the Trifecta: Innovative Strategies for Speeding Development, Lowering Costs, and Enhancing Quality.” He brought together a panel of four industry experts: Joanne Beck (senior vice president of process development at Shire Pharmaceuticals) […]

Spa wars the next generation


Industry experts share their views about the future of spa developments, current trends in the region and worldwide and the importance of using sustainable and eco-friendly products. The global wellness industry is a $3.4 trillion market or 3.4 times larger than the worldwide pharmaceutical industry, according to the Global Wellness Institute (GWI) report. Subsequently, the […]

Count Down to Pharma EXPO


By Julie Ackerman Montross, senior director, PR and Communications, PMMI This year will see the first co-location of Pharma EXPO with PACK EXPO Las Vegas (September 28-30; Las Vegas Convention Center). Pharma EXPO, co-produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, and ISPE, The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, will offer the latest […]



Presented at EUEC 2015: February 16, San Diego, CA. (in Session I1 & I2) I1.1 Pilot Testing of Treatment to Meet Low Mercury Limits in FGD Purge Water at a Coal-Fired Power PlantPaul Pigeon, Senior Engineer, Golder Associates Inc.; Troy Patton, Seminole Electric Cooperative Inc.; Rachel Hanson & Kristen Sealey, Golder Associates Inc; Seminole Electric […]

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