17th August 2018

Technology advances in the Pharmaceutical Industry – 3D Bioprinting

“I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots” – Albert Einstein

  Was he wrong? Walk down the road and you’ll notice how many people are glued to their phone/tablet. In my opinion, it’s true that the use of technology is slowly replacing the need to use our minds to think. Anything and everything we want to know is easily accessed through a computerised device. Alas,

8th August 2018

The Human Fear of Ageing

Has the first immortal generation already been born?

Gerascophobia is a clinical phobia, defined as an incessant fear of aging. Sufferers view aging as a human flaw or disease rather than a natural progression. They are more likely to seek plastic surgery to help them remain looking youthful, and symptoms include the fear of the future and the fear of needing to rely

2nd August 2018

One of the most pressing public health issues – poor drug adherence

What is being done? Is it a) helping you b) watching you?

The FDA approval of the first ever tablet to alert patients that they have ingested it sparked my interest. The tablet which contains a grain-size ingestible sensor transmits a message to a smart patch worn on the rib cage when it comes into contact with stomach acid. Otsuka in partnership with Proteus Digital Health developed the

3rd July 2018

Death Row… Deception & Drugs

In 1982, the state of Texas became the first jurisdiction in the world to carry out an execution by lethal injection.

Normally, on my train to work on a Monday morning I’m reading about how well my football club Arsenal have performed over the weekend. Looking outside the window whilst the train was starting to speed up, I received a text from a friend saying, “Did you see what happened in Texas last night?” As the

3rd July 2018

Women in the Pharmaceutical Industry

How influential have women become in the pharmaceutical industry?

The Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration that honours the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths, reminds us of the importance of this question. Indeed, this is a commemoration of the efforts that women have put into escaping the status quo that denied them access to the labour market and until recently