April 24, 2020

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, clinical trials are running into challenges with how they conduct their research. These challenges may arise from quarantines, site closures, travel limitations, interruptions to the supply chain for the investigational product, re-allocatio...

January 31, 2020

​You can’t turn on the news without hearing an update on the growing concern surrounding the spread of the latest coronavirus (known as the 2019 novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV). Since December 2019, over 9800 cases of the viral infection have been confirmed in China, w...

October 29, 2019

For over a decade, World Psoriasis Day has been held on October 29th as a way to raise awareness of psoriasis – a systemic, immune-mediated inflammatory condition affecting the skin, which impacts over 125 million people worldwide. Psoriasis is also associated with num...

September 27, 2019

​There is a well-recognized association between weight gain and increased blood pressure. Each weight category is associated with a higher risk of hypertension, with obese individuals at the greatest risk. The management of hypertension in obese individuals can often b...

July 29, 2019

This past Sunday, July 28th marks World Hepatitis Day, a day created to help raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and influence real change. The focus of this year’s World Hepatitis Day is to continue the campaign to #FindTheMissingMillions. Introduc...

July 5, 2019

​Last week the FDA granted its fast track designation to the SGLT-2 inhibitor, empagliflozin, in heart failure. This designation is provided to drugs which are believed to fill an unmet medical need in order to facilitate their development and expedite their review. 


April 12, 2019

Just over a decade after routine vaccination of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) was introduced, results out of Scotland have shown drastic reductions in pre-invasive cervical disease, a precursor for cervical cancer. HPV is responsible for nearly all cases of cervical c...

January 18, 2019

​We thought there would be no better way to kick-off our PharmaBeat blog series for the year than to recap the drug approval landscape from 2018. Of greatest interest are the novel drug approvals which contain new molecular entities that have not been previously approv...

October 12, 2018

Did you know 1 in 4 people die from conditions caused by thrombosis worldwide? 

This noteworthy statistic is one worth sharing with friends, family and colleagues this Saturday October 13thin honor of World Thrombosis Day. 

The goals of this year’s campaign, as outlined...

August 30, 2018

Researchers at UBC are one step closer to creating a universal blood type. In a studyrecently published in JACS, they demonstrated the ability to convert different types of blood into universal type O. 

There are four major blood types (A, B, AB and O) that differ...

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