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Your Best Shot: Types of Parenteral Drug Delivery Methods

Amanda Stevenson-Grund - Friday, June 16, 2017

Injections are among the most common health care procedures throughout the world, with at least 16 billion administered in developing and transitional countries each year.”
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Jin, et al. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2015; 9: 923

A syringe represents the types of parenteral drugs in drug delivery

A big shot is someone important. However, in the medical field, all types of shots, or injectable or parenteral administration methods, are important. The three most common types of parenteral drugs are intramuscular, subcutaneous and intravenous.

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Perfectly Parenteral: Advantages of Parenteral Drug Delivery

Amanda Stevenson-Grund - Friday, June 02, 2017

The evident advantages of parenteral injection are the reliability and precision of dosage and the generally rapid onset of action of the drug,” – Schou, “Chapter 4: Subcutaneous and Intramuscular Injection of Drugs.” Concepts in Biochemical Pharmacology, Part 1. 1971; 28: 47

A parenteral drug like this one can improve adherence

Patients and caregivers of patients who are afraid of needles may wonder why any medication is given in the form of shots. However, parenteral drug delivery has unique advantages. Parenteral drugs can improve adherence, act immediately and allow the administrator to control drug delivery.

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Sachets Are Working Out in Drug Delivery

Amanda Stevenson-Grund - Friday, May 19, 2017

It is no wonder, then, that by 2018, up to 50 percent of all flexible pharmaceutical packaging will be in sachet or stick pack format.” – Bühler. Packaging Europe. 2015

Sachets are a flexible form of drug delivery

Sachets are the gymnasts of drug administration. This is because sachets are a flexible form of drug delivery. Their contents can go into food, hot drinks and feeding tubes.

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The Sense in Sachets

Amanda Stevenson-Grund - Friday, May 05, 2017

A key reason sachet packed medication is the fastest growing Dose Administration Aid (DAA) in the world, is that they offer a range of benefits which aged-care operators and community customers consider important.Amcal Chempro Chemists. Packing. Accessed August 31, 2016

A sachet for use in drug delivery

Sachets are a growing trend in drug delivery right now and for good reason. There are many benefits to using sachets in drug delivery. Three reasons drug developers use sachets are the allowance for high doses, format flexibility and minimization of harm during drug crushing.

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Sachets in Drug Delivery - A Growing Trend

Amanda Stevenson-Grund - Friday, April 21, 2017

“Companies are increasingly focusing on the development of orally disintegrating tablets (ODTs) and other novel methods of oral drug delivery. There is also a growing trend towards the formulation of sachets.” – Research and Markets, Global Pharmaceutical Excipients Market 2016-2021 – Type, Functionality, Formulation Analysis of the $8.1 Billion Industry. 2016

Sachets are a growing trend in drug delivery

“Disruptive” is the current business jargon for a product or service that changes a market. Most organizations want to “disrupt” their industries, with the hope it will affect the market permanently. In healthcare, an example is the increasing use of sachets in drug delivery. Sachets are now being used to treat all types of diseases, from the common cold to solid tumor cancers.

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Putting Patients in Control: How Controlled-release Drugs Help Patients

Amanda Stevenson-Grund - Friday, April 07, 2017

Controlled-release (CR) drug-delivery systems continue to play an important role in the treatment of diseases” – Slew, Pharmaceutical Technology. 2014: 38

Controlled-release drugs help patients by reducing drug burst, reducing interruptions to daily life and improving medication adherence.

The Gettysburg address states that government should be “by the people, for the people.” Medication should also be created for the people. The best medicine is that developed for the specific needs of the patient. Controlled-release drugs help patients by reducing drug burst, reducing interruptions to daily life and improving medication adherence.

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Danger’s in the Air: Drug Fines Pose a Threat to Healthcare Workers

Amanda Stevenson-Grund - Friday, March 24, 2017

The size of particles is directly linked to their potential for causing health problems. Small particles less than 10 micrometers in diameter pose the greatest problems, because they can get deep into your lungs, and some may even get into your bloodstream.
 
United States Environmental Protection Agency, Particulate Matter. Health.

The inhalation of medication fines can affect lung function, affect a pregnancy and disrupt systemic vascular function.

“Take a deep breath” is sometimes said in times of stress. However, taking a deep breath could be dangerous for physicians and caregivers exposed to multiparticulate drug fines. The inhalation of drug fines can not only cause irritation and work-disrupting symptoms but also pose real danger to one’s health. The inhalation of medication fines can affect lung function, affect a pregnancy and disrupt systemic vascular function.

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Not Fine: How Drug Fines Affect Physicians and Caregivers

Amanda Stevenson-Grund - Friday, March 10, 2017

Occupational exposures to chemotherapy drugs may occur through inhalation, skin contact, skin absorption, ingestion, or injection. Inhalation and skin contact/absorption are the most likely routes of exposure.
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Couch and West, Health Hazard Evaluation Report. 2012; HETA 2009-0148-3158: 20

Comparison of Orbis Biosciences' uniform medication without fines to other medications with fines

Doctors and nurses wash their hands and take special precautions not to catch or spread patient illnesses. Sometimes, however, patient medications can also be dangerous. Many physicians and caregivers are exposed to drug fines in their workplaces. The accidental inhalation of such fines can cause irritation and symptoms that disrupt one’s work. 

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A Fine State of Affairs: Multiparticulate Drug Fines

Amanda Stevenson-Grund - Friday, February 24, 2017

Recent trends indicate that multiparticulate drug delivery systems are especially suitable for achieving controlled and delayed release oral formulations with low risk of dose dumping.
 – Gandhi and Baheti. Int J Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences. 2013: 2; 1620

Uniform particles compared to conventional ones like drug fines 

One of these things is not like the others. The song, from a children’s television program, is a simple one. However, the thought behind it can be applied to advanced medical technology. Uniform particles are important for safe and effective drug delivery. Drug particles of a different size or shape, such as multiparticulate drug fines, need to be removed for a medication to achieve its optimum effect.

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Orbis is All Ears with Our Unisun Platform

Amanda Stevenson-Grund - Friday, February 10, 2017

In the past decade, the field of inner ear drug delivery has emerged with the development of new biomaterials and drug delivery technologies to improve the effectiveness of inner ear drug therapy.” – Liu, et al. Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica B. 2013: 3; 86

 A physician looks at a patient's inner ear.

The inner ear is the size of a pencil eraser in circumference, according to the Hearing Institute Atlantic. When the small, delicate area experiences damage, it can be difficult to treat. There are, however, three types of inner ear treatments: systemic, intracochlear and intratympanic.

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