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Anti-cancer Drugs in Bangladesh



Anticancer drugs are used to treat malignancies, or cancerous growths. Anticancer Drug therapy may be used alone, or in combination with other treatments such as surgery or radiation therapy.

Beacon Pharmaceuticals
was the first to produce anticancer drugs in Bangladesh. Beacon has a huge oncology facility to produce all kinds of cancer drugs in Bangladesh.

Nowadays some other pharmaceutical companies like Techno, Sanofi-aventis and Novartis are also producing anticancer drugs in Bangladesh. They gradually increase their market size in this sector.

Some of them begin to export in Philippines, Vietnam, Sri-Lanka, Nepal, Hong Kong, Ghana and so on. Which is a great achievement for Bangladesh Pharma sector.

Irrational use of Drugs in Bangladesh


According to WHO, "Rational use of drugs requires that patients receive medications appropriate to their clinical needs, in doses that meet their own individual requirements for an adequate period of time, and the lowest cost to them and their community"

The irrational use of drugs, by which we understand the administration of drugs for indications where their effectiveness has not been confirmed, the disregard of restrictions and warnings against their use, and the use of drug combinations which do not increase the therapeutic effect but to the contrary increase the risk of adverse drug reactions.

In Bangladesh, the irrational use of drugs, such as over-prescribing, prescribing of multiple drugs, use of unnecessary expensive drugs, and overuse of antibiotics and injections are increasing day by day.

Higher study opportunities for Pharmacy students of Bangladesh


Pharmacy is the science and technique of preparing and dispensing drugs. It is a health profession that links health sciences with chemical sciences and aims to ensure the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs.

The scope of pharmacy practice includes more traditional roles such as compounding and dispensing medications, and it also includes more modern services related to health care, including clinical services, reviewing medications for safety and efficacy, and providing drug information. Pharmacists, therefore, are the experts on drug therapy and are the primary health professionals who optimize use of medication for the benefit of the patients.

Importance of Breastfeeding


Breastfeed is a fundamental right for a newborn baby. When you choose to breastfeed, you make an investment in your baby's future. Breastfeeding allows you to make the food that is perfect for your baby. Your milk gives your baby the healthy start that will last a lifetime.

Research shows that breastfeeding has significant health benefits for mothers.

  • Breastfeeding assists the uterus return to its pre-pregnant state faster
  • Breastfeeding can help women to lose weight after baby’s birth
  • Breastfeeding reduces the risk of ovarian cancer and pre-menopausal breast cancer
  • Breastfeeding reduces the risk of osteoporosis
  • Breastfeeding reduces the risk of mothers with gestational diabetes developing Type 2 diabetes.

Bioinformatics Study in Bangladesh


Introduction to Bioinformatics
Bioinformatics is one of the most important branches of modern science and technology. It refers to the application of computer technology to the management of biological information. In Bioinformatics computers are used to gather, store, analyze and integrate biological and genetic information which can then be applied to gene-based drug discovery and development. The science of Bioinformatics is essential to the use of genomic information in understanding human diseases and in the identification of new molecular targets for drug discovery.

It is a matter of hope that many universities, government institutions and pharmaceutical firms have formed bioinformatics groups, consisting of computational biologists and bioinformatics computer scientists. Such groups will be key to unraveling the mass of information generated by large scale sequencing efforts underway in laboratories around the world.

Female Pharmacists in Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Industry


Pharmacists are the country's main experts in medicines and pharmacy is one of the fastest growing areas of healthcare in Bangladesh.

Pharmacists share a common commitment to improving people's lives through medicines and care and making a real contribution to the nation's health. Career opportunities are developing fast and pharmacists today can be found in many different settings including high street pharmacies, hospital wards, GPs' surgeries, walk-in centres, industry and universities.

Data from the Labor Force Survey of 2005/6 showed employment of 64,000 in the pharmaceutical sector of Bangladesh, of whom 3,000 were female. Now (2016) these amount may be doubled or more. There has been strong growth in employment, driven mainly by growing domestic market sales, but also by significant growth in exports.

OTC Treatment for Diarrhea


When you have diarrhea, your bowel movements (stools) are loose and watery. It’s very common and although it feels bad, it's usually not serious.

It typically lasts two to three days, and if you need to treat it, there are over-the-counter medicines, which means they don't need a prescription.

Intercourse During Menstruation


Naturally during menstruation, the veins of the uterus are congested and are prone to rupture easily. Vaginal walls swell as well during menstruation. This explains the dull pain in the vagina during menses and is 100% normal. Having intercourse during your period can increase the chances of irritation to the swelled up walls. The advantages of endorphins at this point mask the danger of period sex where irritation of the vaginal walls and introduction to infection are major risks. Any wound or bleeding is a fine gateway to infection.