Tag Archives: safety

Time to switch? Switching from innovator rituximab to biosimilar CT-P10 is safe and efficacious

Rituximab is a monoclonal antibody that targets the CD20 protein that is found mainly on immune cells called B lymphocytes. By removing CD20-positive B lymphocytes from the peripheral blood and bone marrow, rituximab provides effective treatment for

Long-term safety and efficacy of rituximab biosimilar CT-P10 in rheumatoid arthritis

Rituximab is a monoclonal antibody used to treat certain cancers of the blood, as well as immune-mediated diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. But while rituximab is effective, it is also expensive, which means that not everyone who

Safety of iron oxide nanoparticles – a regulatory perspective

The ample domain of clinical as well as theranostic applications of super paramagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles demands the need for establishing a complete toxicological profile of these nano particles in a regulatory perspective prior to its intended

Amazing events in a glass of water

Have you ever thought about what happens when a pill which has to treat for example your headache, is immersed into water (or any other fluid) and sinks to the bottom of a glass? A number of

Colour coding and redesign improves safety during anaesthesia

Error in the administration of drugs to patients is a well-known source of harm during healthcare. This is of particular concern during anaesthesia because many powerful drugs are used. We applied good design principles to the anaesthetist’s

Gas Man computer simulation mimics anesthesia care

Gas Man® computer simulation mimics anesthesia care and allows anesthesia care providers to improve patient safety. Major surgery requires an anesthesia professional to give general anesthesia to a patient. This often begins with a drug injected in

How safe are we handling cytotoxics in academic laboratories in the UK?

Cytotoxics between practice and research Cytotoxics, mainly used in cancer treatment, are defined as agents that are toxic to living cells. Therefore, their handling needs to be carefully monitored in order to protect the user. The latter

Observing the SAfETy of our schools

Last year, the Report Card for America’s Infrastructure gave schools a D. The reasons for this near failing grade centered on the lack of investment in either maintaining older buildings or building new schools to accommodate increasing

Long-haul truck drivers share views of safety on the road

From the food we eat to the clothes we buy and everything in between, long-haul truck drivers (LHTDs) are essential to transporting such goods across long distances, and in many cases across several states. On average, LHTDs