Category Archives: Pharmacy and Medicine

Transdermal Patch: An innovative approach for controlled drug delivery

Medicines that are administered by oral and parenteral routes still dominate the technology by which drugs are delivered to the patients for treating diseases and ailments. However one form of delivery system where drugs are delivered smoothly through the pores … Continue reading

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The H-Index: A Current Tool for Evaluating a Researcher

Scientometrics, the quantitative measurement and analysis of science, has been used to investigate the impact of research publications and other research outputs. In recent years, a scientometric indicator called h-index has gained popularity and recognition in the assessment of research … Continue reading

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Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

The word pharmacy is derived from the Greek word ‘PHARMAKON’, meaning ‘drug’ or ‘medicine’. Pharmacy is a health profession that has the responsibility for ensuring the safe, effective and rational use of medicines. Pharmacy revolves around medicines and their users … Continue reading

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A New Impact Factor

New Impact Factor by Scopus SNIP: Source Normalized Impact per Paper is based on Scopus citation database which is produced by Elsevier. The SNIP combines a journal’s average citation count per paper with the “citation potential” of its subject area, thereby enabling journals … Continue reading

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Types of Containers for Pharmacopoeial Articles

A container for a pharmacopoeial article is intended to contain a drug substance or drug product with which it is , or may be in direct contact. The closure is a part of the container (Indian Pharmacopoeia 2014). Roles of … Continue reading

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Calculation of Medicine Doses for Children: Salisbury Rule

The usual dose of a medicine is the amount that produces the desired therapeutic responses in majority of patients. The medicine’s usual dosage range is the range of dosage determined to be safe and effective in normal adults population group. … Continue reading

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Placebo Effect

I like to narrate two incidents related to placebo effect from my own experiences. During my visits to my native town, I used to spend most evenings in a nearby clinic managed by a know medical practitioner. Many friends and … Continue reading

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