A New Pill to Cure Hangovers Is Coming, Here’s How It Works

| September 7, 2018

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Inspired by the body’s approach to breaking down alcohol, we chose three natural enzymes that convert alcohol into harmless molecules that are then excreted. That might sound simple because these enzymes were not new, but the tricky part was to figure out a safe, effective way to deliver them to the liver.

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Frontier Health's vision is to establish and provide accessible, high quality care. Frontier Health, a 501(c) 3, is the area’s leading provider of mental health, substance abuse, co-occurring, developmental and intellectual disabilities, recovery and vocational rehabilitation services for adults, children and youth at 64 sites in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Frontier Health's mission is to provide quality services that encourage people to achieve their full potential. To provide those services, Frontier’s 1,005 employees traveled 1.74 million miles during FY 2014-15 in a 12,000-square-mile coverage area for 48,862 individuals. Frontier Health also provides an adult residential treatment for addiction and/or co-occurring disorders, services for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, domestic violence victims, youth in crisis, runaways, foster care and adoption services.

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Clinical Development Risks and Issues in a COVID-19 World

Article | March 20, 2020

Global clinical guidelines have shifted the industry toward risk-based approaches for the planning and execution of clinical trials. The ICH’s guidelines for Good Clinical Practice state that sponsors should evaluate identified risks against existing risk controls by considering “the likelihood of errors occurring, the extent to which such errors would be detectable, and the impact of such errors on human subject protection and reliability of trial results” (ICH E6 R2).

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WALGREEN’S IN HOT WATER OVER PHONY PHARMACIST

Article | March 20, 2020

The drugstore chain agreed to pay $7.5 million in fines after an unlicensed pharmacist at several San Francisco Bay locations illegally filled more than 700,000 prescriptions over a ten-year period. According to California prosecutors, Kim Thien Le stole license numbers from other pharmacists to fill prescriptions for Fentanyl, morphine, and other painkillers. Le pleaded guilty to multiple felony impersonation counts. Walgreen’s agreed to the settlement to avoid being charged with consumer fraud in Alameda and Santa Anna Counties. Prosecutors alleged that Walgreen’s failed to verify Le’s license and did not conduct a thorough background check. The company insisted it has taken remedial measures.

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Decentralized Clinical Trials: Imperative for Pharma Sector to fight COVID19

Article | March 20, 2020

These are unprecedented times. The world is mobbed by a contagion virus, putting people’s health at risk, threatening to destabilize economies. It has already put global healthcare systems under tremendous pressures, and managed to resist efforts to contain it. Even though coronaviruses are not new, this COVID-19 strain has created panic and forced us to be locked down in our homes sans any movement for weeks, if not months. Organizations are fighting an intense battle to keep their workforce safe, minimize risk, and ensure business continuity. For the Life Sciences industry, however, the challenge is even more significant. The whole world is looking at them to come up with a vaccine and a cure. But that is easier said than done. Bringing a new drug to market is an uphill battle and requires rigorous clinical trials. This process already has regulatory challenges. With the current lockdown situation, the Pharma community is grappled with the challenge of continuing some of the critical and time-sensitive in-flight trials so that their regulatory submission, registration, and market entry are not impacted. But all may not be lost. With the right technology solution, it is possible to turn the situation around rapidly.

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Merck’s Patient-Centric Clinical Trial Recruiting

Article | March 20, 2020

Everyone in pharma knows that product success depends on the results of clinical trials — but we don’t usually hear from the people who are involved in running them. Recently, four Clinical Research Managers (CRM) from Merck (known as MSD outside the United States and Canada) discussed how Merck is overcoming the barriers to clinical trial recruitment by adopting a patient-centric process — a model that affects their trials top to bottom, from design through implementation. Each of the panel members manages clinical trials, serving as the main point of interaction with the Clinical Research Associates (CRAs) on research requirements, goals, and resources, including recruiting and retention.

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Frontier Health's vision is to establish and provide accessible, high quality care. Frontier Health, a 501(c) 3, is the area’s leading provider of mental health, substance abuse, co-occurring, developmental and intellectual disabilities, recovery and vocational rehabilitation services for adults, children and youth at 64 sites in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Frontier Health's mission is to provide quality services that encourage people to achieve their full potential. To provide those services, Frontier’s 1,005 employees traveled 1.74 million miles during FY 2014-15 in a 12,000-square-mile coverage area for 48,862 individuals. Frontier Health also provides an adult residential treatment for addiction and/or co-occurring disorders, services for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, domestic violence victims, youth in crisis, runaways, foster care and adoption services.

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