Pharmacology Essay Topics

Timed-Release Medicine

The use of medicine has come a long way since the time of the apothecary – the ancient purveyors of drugs and other forms of medication. In the old days the preparation of drugs is limited to the expert extraction of compounds found in plants. But nowadays the manufacture of drugs has become very complex… View Article

Pharmaceutical Drug Companies

Pharmaceutical drug companies comprise the main driving force behind drug design, production and marketing. Pharmaceutical companies are very active in research, wherein they devote 80% of their funds for research and development and only 20% to sales of their drugs. The concentration of these companies in research and development has significantly expanded in the last… View Article

Predicting Trends in the Next 50 Years in Pharmaceuticals

The pharmaceutical industry began in the 19th century, upon the discovery of highly active medicinal compounds that could be manufactured on a large scale. (Encyclopedia Britannica Online Database). This coincided with the industrial revolution and these compounds replaced the earlier herbal medicines. The onset of the modern pharmaceutical industry also paved the way in the… View Article

Improving Performance and Productivity in a Pharmaceutical Company through Total Quality Management

The high technology pharmaceutical company needs organizational change to improve its quality of performance and increase productivity because the adoption of advanced manufacturing technology (AMT) is costlier than training and replacing skilled workers (Sargent, 1997), and it requires “large resource base, a good reputation and wide experience and contacts” that often lack a strong technical… View Article

Naturopathic Medicines over Pharmaceutical Medications

For World Health Organization (WHO), health of an individual is not only means of getting rid of physical illness or pain but involves complete mental and social wellbeing of an individual. It is muti-dimensional and involves various aspects including social environment of a person or a society. Still eighty per cent of people are heard… View Article

Psychopharmacology Paper

The study of psychopharmacology delves into the alterations in human thinking, mood, and behavior as result of inducing drugs – how psychoactive substances are employed by people to change their moods.  The field involves research and study into the effects of numerous kinds and types of substances, and how it would impact on the psychological… View Article

Square Pharma

The scope of the report was based on the annual reports & web site, input from interviews of executives of the SQUARE Pharmaceuticals Limited. To analyze the situation in question, we worked on focusing on SQUARE Pharmaceuticals Limited and analyzing their objectives, market strategies, market situations, product mixes, etc. The analysis was based on the… View Article

Personalized Medecine Term Paper of the Pros and Cons

How Will Genetic Technology Shape Personalized Medicine / what are the Benefits? What is personalized medicine? “Medicine using genetic profile: the prevention, detection, and treatment of disease taking into account a person’s unique genetic profile”1.With the ever changing and mixing of different racial backgrounds, the need to make medicines that are more suited to the… View Article

Relationships with Government Regulators and Policymakers

No, I did not believe that Merck acted in a socially responsible and ethical manner with regard to Vioxx. Vioxx is a prescription medicine used to relieve signs and symptoms of arthritis, acute pain in adults and painful menstrual cycle and Merck was one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical firms. Corporate social responsibility means that… View Article

Should Marijuana Be Legalized

Should marijuana be legalized for personal use? This is a question that many have been asking as well as debating over for many years. Marijuana has been used for many medicinal purposes throughout medical history. However, many consider marijuana to be gateway drug that could lead to harder drug use. Many argue that marijuana use… View Article

Randomized Controlled Trials

Randomized controlled trials are considered the gold level standard of proof of many research techniques where treatments and therapies are concerned by the scientific community. A study in which participants are allocated at random to receive one of several treatments testing the effectiveness of psychological interventions or pharmacotherapy is known as a randomized controlled trial…. View Article

Ethics in Pharma Marketing

The pharmaceutical market in India today is worth Rs.57206 crores up from Rs. 5000 crores in 1995*. It is one of the fastest growing markets with a growth rate of around 15%. India has a large number of Pharmaceutical companies which operate in an environment of high competition. The competition is even higher in a… View Article

Herbal Medicine

Anything that exists on the earth has a need for survival. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), herbal medicines refers to health practices, approaches, knowledge and beliefs incorporating plant, animal and mineral based medicines, spiritual therapies, manual techniques and exercises, applied singularly or in combination to treat, diagnose and prevent illnesses or to maintain… View Article

Micro and Nanotechnology Adoption by the Pharmaceutical Industry

Micro and nanotechnology is starting to show promise in the pharmaceutical industry. The two key questions in this field are ‘what is nanotech’ and ‘aren’t all drugs nanotech – after all, they are in the nano size range’. These can be answered fairly simply; Nanotechnology is where the nano-size of a substance affects its activity… View Article

The Medicines Company Case

Q1 Value: Angiomax is a blood-thinning drug, or anticoagulant, used in emergency coronary heart care. Angiomax is positioned as an alternative to heparin, the most commonly used anticoagulant in emergency coronary heart care, so to assess Angiomax value to a hospital is required to compare these two drugs. First of all is necessary to analyze… View Article

Baby Boomers: Effect on Health Care

A baby boomer is a person who was born during the demographic World War II baby boom and who grew up during the period of 1946-1964. This population of Americans will soon be over the age of 65. When the last of the baby boomers reach retirement age, almost 20% of the U.S. population will… View Article

Adverse Drug Reactions

When we take medications using western medicine, one thing we know is for sure, we will be treated. But what we don’t know is that there is always the “other side” of everything. Not all drugs are safe. Some may be even give us even worse illnesses. In other countries, there are more than 3%… View Article

Big Pharma’s Marketing Tactics

The Big Pharma controversy is about the wide-scale marketing malpractices used by big pharmaceutical companies in America which resulted in a series of negative implications on consumers. It revolves around pharmaceutical companies, government regulators, health professionals (or “unprofessional”), market consumers and the medical watchdogs. The dispute was formed between the supporters of the marketing tactics… View Article

Youths and the Challenge of Future Leadership

The Youths they say are ‘the future leaders’. The questions that readily come to mind is; are the youths really ready for the future leadership? Are they trained and cultured for the desired future leadership? Which precedence are we bequeathing to the youths to enable them to aspire for the future leadership of Nigeria? As… View Article

Evaluating a Drug Licensing Opportunity

Davanrik is a new drug developed by LAB Pharmaceuticals, which has the potential to treat depression and obesity. Davanrik was initially developed to treat depression by stimulating the receptor in the serotonin system that promotes anti-depression. However, it was discovered that Davanrik also blocks the receptor that causes hunger. LAB Pharmaceuticals obtained a patent for… View Article

Teva Case Study

In an industry full of intense rivalries battling for low-cost opportunities, many major players in the pharmaceutical industry, such as Teva Pharmaceutical, are struggling to meet their profit margins due to a number of reasons. With increasing competition, new low-cost companies have learned from the past successes of Teva and their impact on this growing… View Article

The Modern Prohibition: Legalizing Marijuana

The fight over legalizing marijuana has been going on for many years. Many people are not aware of the huge impact legalizing marijuana would have. It has many medicinal uses, it is less harmful than alcohol and other legal drugs, and keeping it illegal is very expensive, and it. Prohibition did not work in the… View Article

Alcohol, Smoking and Drugs

Before anyone ever takes a hit, or a drink, or a smoke, there is a decision made in the mind – a healthy decision or an unhealthy one. Sometimes as ourselves making a healthy choice is hard because we are tired, stressed, angry, pressured, or influenced by another person – e.g why we end up… View Article

Merck & Company, Inc: The Recall of Vioxx

Introduction Geroge W. Merck stated once stated, “We try never to forget that medicine is for the people. It is not for the profits. The profits follow. Initially, Vioxx was the blockbuster drug that Merck needed due to the upcoming Zocor patent cliff in 2006. With an estimated 27,785 heart attacks and sudden cardiac deaths… View Article

Peruvian market

My final paper will focus in the Peruvian generic medicine market. The Peruvian market is dominated by the leading laboratories who set the prices and control the brands. Peruvian customers are used to follow doctors prescriptions strictly and believe that the use of generics is dangerous. This situation allows the laboratories to capture the market… View Article

Case analysis of Big Pharma’s Marketing Tactics

Understanding Big Pharma: The US Pharmaceutical industry is the 2nd most profitable industry in the country. The nature of the industry follows an oligopoly form; with the big players yield much influence, hence lending to its name, “Big Pharma”. By 2010, Big Pharma has a staggering 526 lobbyists and gives an estimated $19 billion worth… View Article

A Comparative Study of the European Pharmaceutical Industry

Having healthy citizens is vital to the development of a country. Introducing effective and new methods of using drugs is the key to the improvement of an individual’s quality of life, which could minimize the amount of confinement and medical intervention (House of Commons 2005: 3). In the economy of Great Britain, the pharmaceutical industry… View Article

In-Licensing in Pharma

INTRODUCTION The process of bringing a new drug to market is an extremely expensive one, often costing above $200 million. This enormous cost can be explained by the fact that a very small fraction of molecules in research and development ultimately become pharmaceutical products. However, the rewards of a successful new product can be tremendous… View Article