Fodmaps-the new villain for the food industry?

Fodmap or Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols, are short chain carbohydrates and sugar alcohols that usually don’t get absorbed by the body. As a result, someone who has consumed a fodmap diet usually suffers from a variety of side effects, which could include gas, diarrhea, bloating, cramps and abdominal pain. Although fodmaps are seen to have a direct role in triggering and exacerbating irritable … Continue reading Fodmaps-the new villain for the food industry?

Understanding anti-money laundering compliance: The Bank Secrecy Act and FINRA

The starting point to understanding anti-money laundering compliance is a grasp of what money laundering means. Money laundering is a method by which organizations, individuals and groups manipulate the legally created money trail system and divert funds illegally and give it the sheen of legality. Money laundering gets carried out by disguising the illegal sources and routes of money into what appears to be legally … Continue reading Understanding anti-money laundering compliance: The Bank Secrecy Act and FINRA

Biosecurity System to Protect Breeding Farms

Breeding farms are meant to rear animals. However, they also carry with them an undesirable, yet very nearly unavoidable byproduct: disease, making breeding farms breeding grounds for diseases as well. A breeding farm could breed just any kind of livestock-cattle, pigs or poultry -but all these carry the risk of infections to and from the animals. Some of the main reasons for which infections and … Continue reading Biosecurity System to Protect Breeding Farms

Understanding EudraVigilance Screening for Adverse Reactions and the eRMRs

EudraVigilance is the centralized European database that contains information about the suspected adverse reactions to medicines that are authorized for study by the European Economic Area (EEA). Its primary aim is the promotion of safety and effectiveness of medicines produced and consumed within the EU. This it does by enabling the following: Electronic coordination and exchange of Individual Case Safety Reports (ICSRs) between the European … Continue reading Understanding EudraVigilance Screening for Adverse Reactions and the eRMRs

What Is Data Integrity in Pharmaceutical Industries?

Data integrity is at the very soul of pharmaceutical and the life sciences industries. Data integrity is a sine qua non for these industries. Naturally, this is because of the critical importance of data to these industries. According to the FDA, data should be the following to be considered as having integrity: Complete Consistent Accurate Further, data integrity is said to be achieved when the … Continue reading What Is Data Integrity in Pharmaceutical Industries?

Challenges in Managing Communications – The Three Self’s of better communication: Self Image, Self Esteem and Self Control

Communication is the way in which we express ourselves. Why do we need to communicate? We are social animals who are not alone or isolated. We live in a society in which we find millions like us. People come with different attitudes and outlooks and cultures, but that is what society is: a mix of people of all kinds. It is in this normally heterogeneous … Continue reading Challenges in Managing Communications – The Three Self’s of better communication: Self Image, Self Esteem and Self Control

How to deal with real challenges from the virtual workplace

Enabled and buoyed by technology, the virtual workplace is now a reality in many organizations. Many workplaces around the world are moving towards a virtual arrangement. The idea of a virtual workplace is simple: employees are given the opportunity to work from home fully or at least for some part of their work. With communication becoming possible remotely, it is no longer necessary for all … Continue reading How to deal with real challenges from the virtual workplace