• Cost Savings Biosimilar Drugs

    It is projected that, in the future, 20% of GDP will come from health care, taking into account the current rate of expenditure. Part of that expensive health care cost is the use of biologic products. These are the most costly medications anyone can find. Their price can range from…

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  • The Purple Book

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the first edition of the Purple Book on September 9, 2014. It is formally known as the Lists of Licensed Biological Products with Reference Product Exclusivity and Biosimilarity or Interchangeability Evaluations. It was published several years after the Biologics Price Competition and…

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  • Top 25 Biosimilar Drug Manufacturers

    The market for biosimilar drugs has vast potential, with future growth foreseen to move at a rapid pace. And based on reports from biosimilar drug manufacturers worldwide, with consideration on products, market shares, sales results, and R&D, biosimilar medicines have a bright outlook, starting from 2015 to 2025. A report…

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  • What Are Biosimilar Drugs?

    Biologics is popularly associated with their potential to fight cancer, which would have been great news for cancer patients if not for their high price tag. But under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCI Act) of the Obamacare, FDA can now approve the development of biosimilars. Pharmaceutical companies…

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  • History of Ketamine

    Ketamine, known as Special K on the streets, has become a surprise weapon in the war against depression. Pharmaceutical companies are racing to develop drugs that improve upon it, or can be paired with it. NeuroRx has made progress with its drug, Cyclurad which, when paired with ketamine, has the potential to…

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  • 5 Facts to Know About Compounding Pharmacies

    5 Facts to Know About Compounding Pharmacies Two questions need to be addressed here: what is compounding and what is a compounding pharmacy? This can be explained through a scenario: Suppose a patient needs medication, but it has been discontinued. Through compounding (done by a licensed pharmacist), the patient can…

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  • An Inside Look into the Life of a Long Term Care Pharmacist

    An Inside Look into the Life of a Long Term Care Pharmacist   Put simply, a long term care pharmacist works for a long term care pharmacy. Their work involves consulting, education, infusion, pharmacy and other related services for a specific patient population. Pharmacists who work in this kind of…

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  • What are the different types of pharmaceutical jobs

    What are the different types of pharmaceutical jobs   What are the different pharmaceutical jobs you can get into? As a pharmacy school graduate, you can work in various settings: at a hospital, for a government health agency, for a pharmaceutical research company and even for an academic institution. In…

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  • 5 Reasons to Do Business with a Local Pharmacy

    5 Reasons It’s Better to Do Business with a Local Pharmacy   These days, big-chain retailers such as CVS, Kroger, Target and Wal-mart provide you with the option to purchase over-the-counter medicine and prescriptions. It’s quite the convenient idea as well: you can get your groceries and medicine all in…

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  • Why attend pharmacy school?

    Why attend pharmacy school?   Picking what you will study in college is a major life decision. This is what you’ll make a living off of once you finish school. And it’s a big deal because you can end up doing this well until your retirement age if you’re really…

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