Quality Assurance and Quality Control

How Quality Assurance and Quality Control is Different for Medical Devices vs. Pharmaceuticals

If you’re considering a career in pharmaceutical quality assurance and quality control in the medical device industry, now is a great time to pursue training. The medical device industry is…

Cross-Species Medicating: Why Pros in Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance Are Alarmed by the Trend

Recently in the United States, a survey was conducted to determine whether people use unprescribed antibiotics. Of those surveyed, 5 per cent of respondents had used antibiotics without a prescription…

A Look at “Smart Drugs” for Students of Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance

More and more individuals who are looking to boost their brain power are turning to “smart drugs.” Smart drugs are supplements claiming to improve brain function and help people reach…

What’s In Your Honey? Common Brands Stripped Of Pollen

The health-conscious sweet-lovers among us are perpetually in search of healthier sources of sugar – alternatives to the white refined stuff, or artificial “diet” options.  For many dessert enthusiasts, that…

FDA Warns Against Fake Ebola Drugs, Outbreak Hysteria

The ongoing devastating Ebola outbreak in West Africa has elicited both heartbreak and a growing anxiety across the globe. The recent infection of two American health workers raised concerns over…

Cure to Ebola Disease Rooted In Tobacco Plants

West Africa’s latest Ebola outbreak has sickened 1,711 people and killed 932. Although several pharmaceutical solutions are in the works, none have yet made it through stringent quality assurance and…

Canadian Scientists On Front Lines of West Africa Ebola Outbreak

The latest Ebola outbreak earlier this year has escalated to unprecedented levels as a dedicated Winnipeg lab is busy conducting cutting-edge clinical research on the world’s first Ebola vaccine.

Fedex In Hot Water Over Illegal Pharmacy Shipments

For the past several years, both Canadian and American authorities have been plagued with the problem of illegal online pharmacies. Although there are legitimate places to purchase prescriptions online, the…

Motorized Exoskeleton Helps Paralyzed Patients Walk Again

More than 85,000 Canadians are afflicted by spinal cord injuries, with about 4,000 new cases occurring each year. In the US, that number climbs to around 200,000 paralyzed patients per…