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.
New review of clinical studies shows that antidepressants are effective, but must be given a chance to work
New review of clinical studies shows that antidepressants are effective, but must be given a chance to work Depression affects millions of people worldwide.1 ref 1A It can be severely disabling, impacting general health and wellbeing, and performance at work and...
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.
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.
One year after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Novartis, the South African Department of Science and Technology (DST) and South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), Novartis reports that the collaboration is revealing significant latent potential for scientific discovery 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 Pharmaceuticals is proud to launch a new anti-inflammatory gel, to add to South Africa’s most prescribed muscle relaxant brand, Norflex.
Johnson & Johnson Launches J&J Institute to Meet Evolving Needs of HCPs and Improve Patient Outcomes in South Africa and Globally
2017 saw Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices launch the J&J Institute – focused on increasing access to healthcare education to improve outcomes and enhance the patient experience, thereby helping to meet the evolving needs of healthcare professionals (HCPs) in a value-based care environment.
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.
“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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.