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Compounding Medicine & The Bigger Picture

Compounding Medicine & The Bigger Picture

 Compounded medicine used to be a quaint stock in hospitals and pharmacies 2 decades ago, but the increase in prices of drugs and external treatment cost along with excess demand have brought back personalized medicine into patient care scenario.

 Compound drugs are no longer being used just for patients with unusual conditions or premature infants. They’re now being seen as a …

How Current Technologies Are Improving Patient Knowledge

How Current Technologies Are Improving Patient Knowledge

In today’s world, many people attempt to diagnose their own problems based on the symptoms they are having while referring to Google. In many cases, the diagnosis has been as accurate as what many doctor’s would provide. This doesn’t mean that patients should be encouraged to determine their own treatment. Nor does this knowledge entitle anyone to perform operations on themselves or others. However, …

Thalidomide induced Teratogenecity: Phocomelia

Thalidomide induced Teratogenecity: Phocomelia

Thalidomide taken during Pregnancy, in 1960s caused a horror outbreak  of a birth defects of limbs called Phocomelia
Labeled as pregnancy category X,  the teratogenicity of  thalidomide is  most severe. Lipid soluble and readily crosses the placenta, so it should never be taken by pregnant women or those who could become pregnant.
Thalidomide was released in 1956 as a mild sedative used …

3 Fortuitous Medical Discoveries

3 Fortuitous Medical Discoveries

Insulin
Frederick Grant Banting and Professor John James Rickard MacLeod shared a Nobel Prize in 1923 for isolation and clinical use of insulin against diabetes in 1923 for isolation and clinical use of insulin against diabetes. In 1889, German physicians Joseph von Mering and Oscar Minkowski removed pancreas from a healthy dog in order to study the role of pancreas in …

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