IFPMA launches Note for Guidance to help those acting on behalf of biopharmaceutical companies live up to its ethical business principles

The International Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) published today a Note for Guidance on how to foster ethical relationshipswith third party intermediaries in the biopharmaceutical sector. IFPMA’s mission rests on the establishment and promotion of ethical principles for the industry as a whole and anyone acting on its behalf, in line with societal…

The importance of good regulatory practices in the industry

One of the most important aspects in public health is, without a doubt, the law. It intends to protect the health of the population because it ensures quality, safety and effectiveness of medicines and treatments. For this reason, more and more healthcare companies are integrating good regulatory practices guidelines into their structure. These good practices…

How does the immune system work in the human body?

Each second, human beings are exposed to bacteria, viruses and fungi, which try to enter the body to make it their permanent home. Therefore, to protect itself from these threats, the body has an effective, fast and intelligent system called: the immune system. This system is composed of a network of cells, tissues and organs…

Safely developing COVID-19 treatments

As the months pass, the pharmaceutical industry is facing new challenges to stop the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, treatments under study, clinical trials taking place around the world and plans for accelerating the treatments and vaccines manufacture, are some of the main issues around the world. It is clear that approved vaccines will solve the problem…

Zoom to noncommunicable diseases in Latin America

Approximately 80 percent of deaths in Latin America and the Caribbean are caused by noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and almost 39 percent of these deaths occur in people under 70 years. In fact, these diseases are currently the main cause of death and disability in the world, which constitutes a complex challenge for public health, as…

Johnson & Johnson Initiates Pivotal Global Phase 3 Clinical Trial of Janssen’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

First participants dosed in Phase 3 trial (ENSEMBLE) evaluating safety and efficacy of Janssen’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate, JNJ-78436735, also known as Ad26.COV2.S NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., September 23, 2020 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced the launch of its large-scale, pivotal, multi-country Phase 3 trial (ENSEMBLE) for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, JNJ-78436735,…

World Mental Health Day, a call for investment

The World Mental Health Day, held on 10th October, is a day to focus world attention on the identification, treatment and prevention of different diseases. The importance of this topic is especially relevant today, as the coronavirus crisis has directly impacted the mental health of thousands of persons. That is why, the World Health Organization…

An Approach to Pharmaceutical Industry

The pharmaceutical R&D industry is committed to discover and develop safe, innovative, and quality healthcare products and services throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Specifically, a medicine is any product that relieves a condition, disease, or symptom to improve health and well-being. Starting with the research of a component until the medicine reaches the hands…