What should we know about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease?

What should we know about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease? COPD, as this pathology is called by its acronym, is a chronic inflammatory lung disease, which causes obstruction of airflow from the lungs. Symptoms include shortness of breath, coughing, mucus production (sputum) and wheezing. It is usually caused by prolonged exposure to irritating gases or particulate…

Pharmacovigilance and Public Health

Pharmacovigilance and Public Health Faced with the suspicion of any harmful clinical consequences arising from dependence, abuse or misuse of a drug, and in order to ensure safer use of these products throughout their life cycle, the process of pharmacovigilance emerged. This is the public health activity aimed at identifying, quantifying, evaluating and preventing risks…

Women in Health Care: Their Experience as Industry Leaders

Women in Health Care: Their Experience as Industry Leaders Today, women’s leadership in the pharmaceutical industry and other sectors has taken on great relevance although the existing gender gaps have not been completely closed. A long road has been travelled to reach this goal. In this sense, how to continue closing these gaps? This was…

Welcome Organon

Welcome Organon As we work to represent biopharmaceutical companies and local associations dedicated to discovering and developing safe, innovative and quality healthcare products and services, Organon joins us, and advocates for sustainable, patient-centered healthcare systems. Organon is a global healthcare company created through Merck (known as MSD outside the U.S. and Canada). The company seeks…

FIFARMA joins dialogue on regulatory sciences and stakeholder collaboration in Latin America

FIFARMA joins dialogue on regulatory sciences and stakeholder collaboration in Latin America On June 24, FIFARMA joined the webinar “How Regulatory Sciences and Stakeholder Collaboration could improve Access to Medical Innovation and Public Health ~ Perspectives for Latin America”. Organized by the IFAPP Academy, this webinar is part of the “Conversations with the Academy” series,…

This is how innovation is promoted through intellectual property

This is how innovation is promoted through intellectual property The intellectual property (IP) is related to the creations of the intellect: inventions, literary and artistic works, symbols, names and images, among others. It is protected through patents, copyrights, trademarks and other mechanisms that allow authors to be recognized, thus, fostering an environment conducive to creativity…

This is how we move towards equitable access to vaccines

This is how we move towards equitable access to vaccines Immediate actions are necessary to remove supply barriers, meet COVID-19 vaccine production targets, and thus keep the course towards equitable and fair access to these biologics. However, for each dose received by the countries to be administered quickly and effectively, the preparedness of industry, governments…

7 Keys to Prevent Osteoporosis

7 Keys to Prevent Osteoporosis Bone is a living tissue that constantly decomposes and replaces. Osteoporosis occurs when the generation of new bone is slower than the loss of old bone, weakening occurs and the bones become brittle, in such a way that a fall or slight stress can cause fractures. Osteoporosis is so recurrent…

How to promote efficiency, transparency and public trust?

How to promote efficiency, transparency and public trust? Regarding public contracting and procurement issues, transparency is a fundamental aspect to generate trust in institutional practices and in the actors that participate in the process. In that sense, designing a system that promotes clarity and efficiency was an objective of the Ministry of Finance of Costa…

How to prevent obesity and overweight?

How to prevent obesity and overweight? Obesity and being overweight are complex diseases, characterized by the excessive accumulation of body fat. These are considered a medical problem, as they increase the risk of health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Recently, this problem has been exacerbated globally. In 2016, 39% of…