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Masked, Sealed and Delivered: Taste-masking Delivery Methods

Amanda Stevenson-Grund - Friday, December 18, 2015

…good taste is indispensable to patient compliance. Moreover, high palatability gives a competitive advantage, especially in the case of over-the-counter products.
Gala and Chauhan. American Pharmaceutical Review. 2014.

Students are taught to be wary of absolute words, such as “only” in exam questions. In the medical field, drug developers should also be wary of “only.” Thinking there is only one way of doing things can have bad consequences. When it comes to taste masking, for example, there are many methods of delivering medication because no way works best for all patients. Current delivery methods of taste-masked medications include those that hold powders, such as sprinkle capsules, sachets and stick packs, and liquid formulations.

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No Pain, Your Gain: Causes of Postsurgical Pain

Amanda Stevenson-Grund - Friday, December 04, 2015

… it is estimated that there are over 100 million surgeries performed in the United States each year.  Of these surgeries, we believe at least 50 million procedures require post-operative pain medication.” – RecroPharma. About Pain. 2015

 “No pain, no gain” is a saying commonly shown on motivational posters in gyms and workout facilities, but the push-through-the-pain mentality can be detrimental to one’s health, especially in medical situations. Surgery, in particular, can cause muscle and movement pain, and controlling that pain is important to the recovery process.

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