Health Benefits of Nutraceuticals

Economic development of the people has improved their lifestyle. But the challenge that has arisen with this lifestyle change is increasing the prevalence of ‘lifestyle diseases.’ Lifestyle diseases refers to diseases associated with bad lifestyle choices including food habits. The increased trend of eating junk food is known to be the reason for several diseases…

Pharmacovigilance

The term ‘pharmacovigilance’ was coined in the mid 70’s by a group of French pharmacologists and toxicologists to describe the operations encouraging evaluation of the risks and side effects potentially associated with drug treatment.(1, 2)The World Health Organization (WHO) defines pharmacovigilance as, ‘the science and activities relating to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of…

Biosimilars: Advantages & Challenges

Introduction A biosimilar product, as defined by USFDA, is “a biological product that is highly similar to and has no clinically meaningful differences from an existing FDA-approved reference product.” By 2020, the biosimilar market is expected to reach $15 billion booming market, which is thrice the presentmarket(Ragunadhan 2018).Latest additions to this category of drugs are…

EU IVDR 2017/746: Overview of Regulation Changes

The In Vitro medical devices faced the implementation of the European Community Directive 98/79/EC in 1998. The In Vitro Diagnostic Directive (IVDD) 98/79/EC has been now transformed to In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR) 2017/746/EU. The official timeline for this transition phase to complete implementation is 5 years (26th May 2022). The current regulatory framework for…

INNOVATIONS IN PEER-REVIEW

Peer Review is the process of evaluation of manuscripts submitted for scientific publication in journals/books, pre-clinical or clinical study reports, research progress reports etc., by experts or peers with similar competence as manuscript authors. It plays a pivotal role in scholarly publications with objective to ascertain quality, reliability and credibility of the work reported in…

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis: Overview and Recent Advances in its Management

Osteoporosis is a silent age-related skeletal disease characterized by loss of bone mineral density and microarchitectural deterioration leading to increased fragility and susceptibility to fractures. The most common sites of fracture are femoral neck, lumbar spine and distal forearm which more than often are debilitating and disabling if not intervened. Osteoporosis has affected more than…