• Fentanyl: where did it all go wrong?

    Fentanyl, a powerful opioid painkiller developed in the early 1960s, has been an important part of pain management strategies for decades, but a recent explosion of fentanyl abuse has had...

  • What defines an over-the-counter drug?

    India has decided to rethink which medicines can and can’t be sold without prescriptions. These measures will finally create a definition for over the counter (OTC) drugs and possibly curb...

  • Uncertain times: the Brexit effect on pharma

    With Brexit negotiations in full swing, the British and European pharma industries are gearing up for change. That Brexit will have a profound impact is not in doubt; however, the...

  • Are drug expiration dates fit for purpose?

    It’s long been a quietly accepted fact that many drugs are safe and potent long after they pass their official expiration dates. Given the potential waste that goes unnoticed when...