Tag: pharmaceutical industry

My first internship at the World Health Organisation – A formative experience and an education in the value of community-based​ medicine

In the most remote regions of the African continent, where healthcare centers and clinics are few and far between; where a journey on foot or on a bicycle to the nearest healthcare facility can easily last an entire day in the merciless, blistering heat of the sub-Saharan sun; too many children below the age of ...

Life Cycle Management: An ‘Insider’s’ guide on how to make your drug last FOREVER $$$

A CASE STUDY In the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, there is a critical point in dealing with your novel agent when it becomes vital to have a clear and cohesive strategy as to how to manage and optimize the life of said drug, agent or device! Namely, ahead of introduction to the market. So, just ...

Antimicrobial Resistance Series : Intro to AMR

The term antibiotic was first coined in 1941 by Selman Waksman to describe any small molecule made by a microbe that antagonizes the growth of other microbes. The antibiotic age occurred with the development of other agents such as tetracycline, streptomycin and chloramphenicol from soil bacteria; amongst others. Modern medicine received a lifeline when Sir ...

Why Investors in the Pharmaceutical Industry Should Start Investing in Diseases Affecting Poor Countries.

Let’s discuss why investors in the pharmaceutical industry should start investing in drugs, therapeutics and medical devices aimed at treating, managing and ameliorating diseases affecting middle income countries in particular and the ‘global south’ in general.

Challenges Facing the South African Pharmaceutical Industry

I am a firm and unapologetic believer that the partnership of NGOs, national and international health governance with the pharmaceutical industry, rather than its exclusion, is vital to the effective treatment of disease globally.