Digital chemistry & Pharma IT

A potentially powerful new antibiotic is discovered in dirt

The modern medical era began when an absent-minded British scientist named Alexander Fleming returned from vacation to find that one of the petri dishes he forgot to put away was covered in a bacteria-killing mold. He had discovered penicillin, the world’s first antibiotic.Ninety years later, the world faces an antibiotic crisis. Superbugs have evolved resistance

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64% of antibiotics sold in India between 2007 and 2012 unapproved, says study

New Delhi: The rampant sale of unapproved antibiotics in India continues, triggering antimicrobial resistance in the country.A study published in British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology on Monday revealed that out of 118 different formulations of fixed dose combinations (FDCs) being sold in India between 2007 and 2012, over 64% were not approved by the national

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How to use antibiotics wisely

Good and bad bacteria. Antibiotics swipe both ways. Thats the crucial point. The same medicines that can rid the body of potentially life threatening illnesses, like TB, syphilis or meningitis, can whether prescribed willy-nilly by practitioners or demanded by patients, taken unnecessarily or not taken as prescribed destroy the bodys own natural bacteria.In a culture

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Improving Patient Outcomes through Pharmacy Informatics

To celebrate American Pharmacists Month (October) and the role of the pharmacy informaticst, I interviewed HIMSS member, Ashley Mains Espinosa, PharmD, MS, CPHIMS, to learn about her career in pharmacy informatics. My current career position is a product of opportunity, community, and legacy. These systems primarily taught me patterns of success with product launches and

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