Does Lactic Acid Really Cause Muscle Pain?

| January 26, 2019

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For decades, lactic acid has taken the blame for the muscle pain you feel when you exercise - but does it really deserve its bad reputation?

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Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (the 'Society') is the Peak National Body for all Australian pharmacists. The Society was established by the state professional pharmaceutical societies in 1977, some of which had been in existence for over 100 years. Its provides the profession with a national identity, an opportunity to effectively regulate its affairs, and achieve better coordination in consultation and liaison with the Commonwealth Government, other professions and industry. The Society supports pharmacists’ commitment to high standards of patient care and continuing professional education, and represent their role as frontline health professionals; and is the leading advocacy organisation for pharmacists, influencing attitudes, opinions and policies through representation, networking, consultation, continuing education, practice support, standards, guidelines and a range of publications and health promoting programs and resources.

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How pharma can continue engaging HCPs in a world gripped by COVID-19

Article | April 10, 2020

Medscape is the leading source of clinical news, health information, and point-of-care tools for healthcare professionals. Medscape offers specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals the most robust and integrated medical information and educational tools. Medscape Education (medscape.org) is the leading destination for continuous professional development, consisting of more than 30 specialty-focused destinations offering thousands of free CME and CE courses and other educational programmes for physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. Both Medscape and Medscape Education are part of WebMD Health Corp., an Internet Brands company. Face-to-face interactions between pharma and physicians have essentially ceased overnight during the COVID-19 pandemic, but that doesn’t mean HCPs have stopped looking for new medical information.

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What do you have to lose taking hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus? Potentially your life

Article | April 10, 2020

The president and some of his close advisors — desperate for a COVID-19 cure — are asking “What do you have to lose?” by taking hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), a strong medication never adequately tested for efficacy or safety in COVID-19 patients. The correct answer to the president’s question, which he doesn’t seem to want to hear, is that we have our lives to lose. The president acknowledges “I’m not a doctor” but this raises the question “What do doctors know about the drug recommended by the president? Most doctors are aware that HCQ can be effective for patients with malaria, arthritis or lupus. If they were to follow the president’s suggestion and prescribe it for COVID-19 patients, they would also like to know that it will benefit some of those patients, at least.

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How AI and Big Data Will Disrupt Pharma’s Regulatory Compliance Standards

Article | April 10, 2020

The industry as we know it is changing. Pharmaceutical and life sciences companies across the globe are experiencing more pressure than ever to keep up with increased regulatory standards while moving at a pace that requires them to innovate in order to remain competitive. With more real-time automation and the steady increase in AI and Big Data sweeping the landscape, what used to be a slow-to-change and risk-averse industry is now expected to see a significant shift towards newer technology that focus on heightened regulatory standards. Here’s how your company can get ahead of what industry experts are calling, Pharma

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WALGREEN’S IN HOT WATER OVER PHONY PHARMACIST

Article | April 10, 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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Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (the 'Society') is the Peak National Body for all Australian pharmacists. The Society was established by the state professional pharmaceutical societies in 1977, some of which had been in existence for over 100 years. Its provides the profession with a national identity, an opportunity to effectively regulate its affairs, and achieve better coordination in consultation and liaison with the Commonwealth Government, other professions and industry. The Society supports pharmacists’ commitment to high standards of patient care and continuing professional education, and represent their role as frontline health professionals; and is the leading advocacy organisation for pharmacists, influencing attitudes, opinions and policies through representation, networking, consultation, continuing education, practice support, standards, guidelines and a range of publications and health promoting programs and resources.

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