When it comes to taking medicine, we usually have blind faith in what the pharmacist hands us and consume it without a second thought. The thought that a prescription drug may be fake or even harmful does not generally cross our minds. However, the issue of pharmaceutical counterfeiting is more serious than we can imagine.
The discovery of cancer stems cells (CSCs) may have revolutionized the field of cancer research in a manner similar to how the “germ theory of disease” altered the way medical science looked maladies in general. Before the germ theory, disease and sicknesses were attributed to be manifestations of bad omens and evil spirits. The discovery of
According to classical Greek mythology, humans were initially a race of children free from all forms of maladies and sorrow. In order to punish them for some error, the gods sent a girl, named Pandora, with a sealed box that she was forbidden to open. Curiosity caused Pandora to open the box, setting free all
Scientists around the word are debating the scientific and ethical possibilities of using powerful gene editing tools, such as the CRISPR/Cas9 system, to treat heritable diseases in human embryos. In 1987, the discovery of Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR)/CRISPR-associated (Cas) genes in single celled prokaryotic systems revolutionized genetic engineering. Initially thought to be
The importance of the pharmaceutical industry as a global sector is undeniable. In 2014, pharmaceutical sales reached a milestone of USD 1 trillion. Apart from discovering and developing innovative healthcare solutions, pharmaceutical companies also need to market and promote their products to remain profitable. It is worth mentioning that the sales and distribution of pharmaceutical
India is en route to becoming a powerful and dynamic nation. Numerous initiatives undertaken by both the private and public sectors have been launched to revolutionize the way the nation operates. Prominent examples include the smart cities initiative, introduction of high speed trains, and the extensive efforts by the current Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi,