Green Chemistry at Pfizer: Want to Make Medicines Greener? It's in the Chemistry

| May 10, 2010

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Learn more about green chemistry and how Pfizer is reducing the use of chemicals in our research and development processes.

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Comparing HydroxyChloroquine Trials

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One minor side effect of the pandemic is that perhaps more people will learn about what drug research and clinical trials can really be like. Today’s example: we have a clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine from Wuhan that has just published on a preprint server. What’s good is that this one is blinded, randomized, and controlled (like the earlier hydroxychloroquine which one I blogged about here from Zhejiang University, so we can actually talk about it rather than just spend all our time wondering what the heck is going on.

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Clinical Development Risks and Issues in a COVID-19 World

Article | April 1, 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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5 Pharma Trends and Their Impact on Packaging

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The pharmaceutical industry is changing at an unprecedented pace. New biological treatments for cancer, and a dramatic rise of widespread diseases such as diabetes, call for new processing and packaging solutions to fulfill the different needs all over the world. Keep your eye on these five main packaging trends for 2020 for the global pharmaceutical market.

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Roche Prepares to Launch COVID-19 Antibody Test System

Article | April 1, 2020

Swiss pharma giant Roche is joining the race to develop a test for COVID-19 antibodies in people who have been exposed to the disease. This morning, Roche announced the development and upcoming launch of its Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 serology test to detect antibodies in people who have been exposed to the SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Roche is eying May for the launch of the test in Europe and is in talks with the U.S Food and Drug Administration for emergency approval of the system. Antibody testing is central to help identify people who have been infected by the virus, especially those who may have been infected but did not display symptoms, the company said. Roche noted that as more information becomes available about immunity levels to COVID-19, society can return to a sense of normal much more quickly. Roche’s test will join a number of other antibody tests that have recently come on the market. Earlier this month the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first blood test for COVID-19 antibodies.

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PCCA is a complete resource for independent compounding pharmacies. The company’s members are nearly 4,000 independent community pharmacists in the United States, Canada, Australia and other countries around the world. Incorporated in 1981 by a network of pharmacists who recognized the need to help patients requiring customized medications, PCCA is celebrating 35 years of supporting pharmacy compounding. Learn more at pccarx.com.

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