Women who changed the pharmaceutical industry

Scientific innovation is one of the most important efforts of humanity, as it has enabled people around the world to live longer and have a better life. It is also a key element in the development strategy of each country and forces different public and private entities to form alliances in order to achieve better…

What are rare diseases and where is Colombia headed?

• Since the country made progress in regulating orphan diseases, through Law 1392 of 2010 and the regulation of neonatal screening (Law 1980 of 2019), early diagnoses have been improved and greater awareness has been created regarding the existence of this type of pathologies. • In the country, 58,032 patients form part of the National…

These are the diseases that affect women

It has been proven that women live longer than men. Their life expectancy is 74.2 years, while that of men is 69.8 years, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). However, women use more health services, face bigger disabilities and have comparatively less social protection. Similarly, there are diseases that are exclusive to women and…

The industry’s transformation after the pandemic

Year 2021 will mark a difference for the health sector. It is a year in which all the lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic will begin to be applied, a situation that changed the world and redirected all medical and scientific efforts to find a solution. In the case of Latin America, the pandemic fueled…

Why do vaccines have side effects?

When a person receives a vaccine, there will always be a chance that his/her body will react because something new and different is entering his/her body. These reactions are known as side effects and vary depending on the type of medicine and the body receiving the vaccine. Side effects are more common than you think.…

In the midst of the pandemic, solutions were given to improve the Colombian healthcare system. These are the winning ideas of the #IdeatonforHealth

• Financial sustainability is one of the greatest challenges of the Colombian health system • More than 60 million COP were awarded to the winners of the three thematic areas: efficiency in the provision of services, efficient management of health spending and strengthening of public health. Bogota, February 2021. On 16 February, the awards ceremony…

What is the way to deliver a vaccine?

Making a vaccine available to the world’s population is a project that takes time and involves many institutions, industries and people around the world. Distribution systems must also be resilient to change, to problems in countries and must be designed to serve patients in every corner of the world. To be able to distribute a…

FIFARMA joins the 2021 DIA Latin America Regulatory Conference

With more than 100 participants representing regulators, industry and academia from virtually every country in the Americas, the 2021 DIA Latin America Regulatory Conference was held virtually from February 22 to 24. During the Conference, participants had the opportunity to hear from experts – with different backgrounds and from different countries – about some of…

Regulatory agencies need more real-world data

In order for a drug to reach a patient, regardless of the country or population type, it must pass through national regulatory agencies. These are one of the most important pillars of health systems. Indeed, they are responsible for protecting public health by ensuring the safety and efficiency of all drugs entering each country. So,…