Is it possible to cure Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s disease has been one of the most studied in the history of medicine, with 47 million patients suffering from this disease and it is the most common cause of dementia in older adults in the world. In addition, there is a worldwide belief that Alzheimer’s symptoms are typical of a person’s normal aging and…

Status of vaccines against Covid-19

The Ministry of Health states that in 2021 the country will have 20 million vaccinated Colombians. Pharmaceuticals are committed to safety, quality and efficacy. Bogotá, December 3, 2020 (AmCham Colombia- Afidro – Fifarma).- Laboratories such as Sanofi Pasteur, MSD, GlaxoSmithKline and Janssen are advancing in the development of vaccines against Covid-19, some of which are…

Breaking down regulatory barriers is the key to innovation

Innovation is a priority issue for the pharmaceutical industry that is continuously researching to create drugs and vaccines which cure many diseases. Currently, with the pandemic it is a pillar that has taken on greater importance, as research is being carried out against the clock to obtain a vaccine as soon as possible. However, this…

Understanding the Orphan Drug Ecosystem

The goal of the research and development industry is to diagnose, prevent and treat any disease, even when they affect 1 in 40,000 people like trimethylaminuria, 1 in a million people as congenital analgesia (IPC) or 1 in 4 million people as progeria. These diseases are known as orphan, rare or forgotten diseases. The pharmaceutical…

What to know about drug shortages due to supply chains

Pharmaceutical supply chains are the ones ensuring that medicines are manufactured and distributed to patients around the world. This also means that the chains are global and complex and require a number of steps and the participation of important players. The steps behind the pharmaceutical chain include material planning, manufacturing, distribution, ensuring availability in drugstores…

Systems Integration: The New Era of Diabetes Treatment

In an ideal world, diseases like diabetes are detected early enough to be treated and to prevent complications such as amputations, blindness, or kidney or heart failure. With 422 million people living with diabetes worldwide and 1.6 million lives lost each year, additional efforts are needed to make this ideal scenario a reality in all…