Pharma

The Situation of Community Pharmacies in Nepal

Pharmacies opened on a community level to cater to the medication needs of the people living in the nearby area are called community pharmacies. A community pharmacy (aushadhi pasal) is often referred to as a medical shop or chemist store or retail pharmacy in Nepal. In a developing nation like …

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World Immunization Week: Busting Myths on Vaccines

The World Immunization Week 2022 has just completed with the theme: Long Life for All. The ultimate goal of World Immunization Week is for more people and their communities to be protected from vaccine-preventable diseases. Immunization is considered a cornerstone of public health, and one of the most cost-effective interventions …

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Understanding Drug Abuse

Drug abuse refers to use of drugs by self medication in a manner and amount that deviates from the approved medical and social patterns in a given culture at a given time. As the above line states, there are many things related to drug abuse, it involves self medication, that …

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The Thalidomide Tragedy and its Effect on Drug Safety Regulations

Swiss pharmaceutical company Ciba first synthesized thalidomide, a sedative similar to barbiturates, in 1953. The company’s intention was to use it as an anticonvulsant; however, since no such success was seen in tested lab animals, the company stopped its research on the drug. In October 1957, West German company Chemie …

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Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Karuna Hospital

The more we use antibiotics, the more we lose antibiotics.   A young male patient with diagnosis of sepsis secondary to pneumonia was referred to us from another hospital. On reviewing his lab investigation reports, microbial culture reports of sputum, blood, and urine were missing. Chest X ray of the …

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Favipiravir: Deciphering in COVID-19

The pandemic outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19 that started in China in late December 2019 is a severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS- CoV-2) and has now walloped the world. COVID-19 has led to unprecedented challenges with devastating health and socio-economic impacts. Scientists and researchers are striving to contain the coronavirus with …

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Pharma Marketing: Need for Change in Modus Operandi

The “covilution” (covid induced revolution) change is occurring in most industries, and more importantly, consumer behavior, globally. In the pharma industry, traditional pharma marketing methods are now becoming mostly dysfunctional and ineffective. Pharma marketing leaders are still confused and not very clear about how to respond to the changed situation. …

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Now, Moderna!

After US manufacturer Pfizer’s 90% effectiveness claim of its COVID-19 vaccine, and Russia’s Sputnik V’s claim of 92% effectiveness, now, US company Moderna is saying that its vaccine is 94.5% effective against the virus that has turned the world upside down. Wonder who’s going to be the first to claim …

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Turkish Airlines : Guidelines for Safe Travel

Turkish Airlines has started its operations worldwide and is proud to welcome its passengers to Turkey and beyond destinations with all health and international safety protocols. Turkish Airlines in Kathmandu currently operates 3 weekly flights to and from Istanbul and beyond. Globally, the airlines has started operating to over 206 …

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