THE IMPORTANCE OF A PLATELET-ACTIVATING FACTOR (PAF) ANTAGONIST IN ALLERGY TREATMENT

Platelet-activating factor (PAF) is today considered an important mediator in allergic and inflammatory reactions. While histamine is the primary mediator involved in the pathophysiology of Allergic Rhinitis and chronic Urticaria, it is clearly not the only mediator involved in the inflammatory process. Histamine and platelet-activating factor (PAF) both play an important role in Allergic Rhinitis.

The Science is in the Sample – provided it is Representative

Current sampling practice is a result of the combination of statistics with scientific knowledge about the product/material being sampled.  Such knowledge is acquired through experimentation and the use of various sampling techniques until reproducible results, from representative samples, can be obtained. 

NEW LEADERSHIP AT THE HELM OF GENERICS AND BIOSIMILAR MEDICINES ASSOCIATION

Generic and Biosimilar Medicines of Southern Africa (GBMSA), formerly known as the National Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (NAPM), has appointed Erik Roos, CEO of Pharma Dynamics as Vice Chairperson to support the existing Chairperson, Lorraine Keyser, CEO of Dr Reddy’s, as of June 2018.

The SpineCor Scoliosis Brace – A first of its kind in South Africa

MER Healthcare Consulting has introduced the new Scoliosis SpineCor Brace to the South African market. SpineCor is 3 dimensional dynamic brace used to help prevent progression of a curve in Idiopathic Scoliosis for adolescents and degenerative painful scoliosis in adults.

INOVA TAKING CARE OF COLDS & FLU THIS WINTER

iNova Pharmaceuticals has a range of solutions to keep winter germs at bay. Whether it’s for a wet or a dry cough, sore throat, allergies or an annoying fever blister, their winter basket is available to help your patients through the upcoming winter season.

The clinical benefits of hope

“All people with serious medical problems have one thing in common – they are searching for hope.” This is the experience of Drs Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband, whose interest in the clinical benefits of hope began in the early days of the AIDS epidemic.

iNOVA LAUNCHES PHOLTEX PLUS

iNova Pharmaceuticals has launched an exciting new product to their cough portfolio, adding to their well-established range of dry and wet cough relief options. Pholtex, South Africa’s number one prescribed dry cough brand, is proud to announce the launch of Pholtex Plus.

Hypertension treatment offers challenges beyond blood pressure control

17 May each year marks World Hypertension Day, encouraging an increase in awareness and control of this modern epidemic. While the World Hypertension League’s 2017 theme of ‘Know your numbers’ calls attention to awareness and prevention, those treating and managing hypertension may give thought at this time to the long-term impact of the disease and its treatment.

Aspen presented with the Ubuntu Economic Diplomacy (Africa) Award

JSE Limited-listed Aspen Pharmacare (APN), South Africa’s largest pharmaceutical company, was presented with the Economic Diplomacy (Africa) Award by the South African Government at the prestigious 4th annual Ubuntu Awards, held in Cape Town on 22 March 2018.

WHEN YOUR PATIENT HAS A TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDER (TMD)

Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are the name given to a group of conditions related to jaw movement and pain in and around the jaw joints. The temporomandibular joint is the hinge that connects a person’s jaw to the temporal bones of their skull, which are in front of each ear. It enables up and down and side to side movement of the jaw, enabling a person to talk, chew, and yawn.

WE PUT THE ‘EX” IN ANDOLEX BECAUSE A SORE THROAT IS A THING OF THE PAST

The Andolex range and products are known to provide relief for patients suffering from a sore throat, mouth or gums.  These patients may suffer from sore throats due to viral or bacterial infections, mouth ulcers, oral conditions such as gingivitis or periodontitis or for relief of post-surgical procedures such as a tonsillectomy.