• Pharma air freight: what does it take to get certified?

    Swissport Cargo Services has been awarded CEIV Pharma certification for pharmaceutical logistics by the International Airport Transport Association (IATA) at its Basel EuroAirport freight hub. Sally Turner speaks to IATA...

  • 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...