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Executive Health Management

‘The Death of Cancer’ - The Patient Perspective

2019 26 Aug

Summary: Cancer affects everybody's life at some point. ‘The Death of Cancer,' written by one of oncology's leading figures, Dr Vincent T. DeVita, documents his own journey for the cure. Dr Peter Kapitein gives his personal review on the book.   In 2005 I was diagnosed with lymph gland cancer and became interested in the medical industrial... Read more

Executive Health Management

Reducing Risks and Generating Economic Benefits

2019 26 Aug

Did you know that IV filtration in an intensive care unit (ICU) could help to reduce risks and generate economic benefits?   Introduction   Intravenous administration of fluids and drugs is an important part of patient care for the critically ill. However, the contamination of infusion solutions by particles is a largely unknown and underestimated... Read more

Executive Health Management

A human-centric approach for data collection

2019 22 May

The promise of personalised medicine     Based on extensive market research, the precision medicine sector is fast becoming a multibillion market. It consists of innumerable companies involved in the research and development, manufacturing and commercialisation of several novel drugs and diagnostic kits to boost the precision medicine workflow... Read more

Executive Health Management

Leveraging advanced methods to evaluate AI-Pharma companies

2019 22 May

The level of sophistication used in due diligence should be on par with the level of complexity in a given industry.  AI-Pharma companies are 100 times as complex as FinTech companies. Methodologies used to assess them should be 100 times as rigorous. Discovering new drugs using AI is one of the most challenging areas in biological... Read more

Executive Health Management

3 ways to contain medicine costs and shortages

2019 08 Jan

With drug prices and supply often at odds with each other, for example when supplies are plentiful but costs reach sky-high levels, what can a hospital exec do to mitigate the impact on operations? Pharmacy directors at three health systems give their views.   Create your own drug company   Trinity Health, based in Livonia, Michigan,... Read more

ICU Management

Immediate-type hypersensitivity reactions in the ICU

2018 01 Jun

For the ICU patient, correct and timely diagnosis of drug hypersensitivity is required to administer emergency epinephrine treatment, and retrospective allergological investigation is needed to identify the culprit drug and safe alternatives. For ICU departments, epidemiological data regarding the incidence of drug-induced immediate-type hypersensitivity... Read more

Executive Health Management

Asia Pacific Drug Formulation & Bioavailability Congress

2016 05 Sep

Asia Pacific Drug Formulation & Bioavailability Congress”  which will be held from September 05-07, 2016 in Beijing, China.  In this regard, we would like to have your cooperation as media partner for our upcoming conference and galvanize the scientific community.   Formulation-2016 Theme: Advanced Formulation perspectives for Comprehensive... Read more

Executive Health Management

New and Advanced Therapy for Chronic Inflammatory Disease

2014 29 Jul

The pharmaceutical industry and scientific researchers are developing new and improved drugs for the treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases. According to statistics, there are approximately 300 million people who suffer from asthma worldwide. There are an additional 600 million who live with chronic pneumonia. Nearly 30% of the global population... Read more

Cardiology Management

Testing Drugs with a Simulated Human Heart

2014 24 Jul

Dr. Helen Maddock, a Coventry University Scientist and an expert in cardiovascular physiology and pharmacology from the University's Centre for Applied Biological and Exercise Sciences, has developed a new technique that uses samples of beating heart tissue to test the effect of drugs on the heart. This is done without using any human or animal trials.... Read more

Executive Health Management

EAHP: Apps Involving Medicines Should Have Pharmacist Oversight

2014 08 Jul

The European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) has responded to a consultation by the European Commission advising that any mHealth applications linked to the use of medicines must have levels of regulatory oversight, ideally involving pharmacist expertise, in order to ensure their safety.
 The European Commission launched a consultation... Read more