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List of Medicinal Plants with Common Names


Medicinal plants have been used throughout the human history. These Plants contain a wide variety of chemical compounds that are used to perform important biological functions, and to defend against many attacks such as insects, fungi and herbivorous mammals.

A common name of a medicinal plant means an identity for the medicinal plant in worldwide. And a local name of a medicinal plant means a common name for a specific region only.

Here we given a list of medicinal plants with common names (English) and local names (Bengali)

Computer Aided Drug Design (CADD) and its Future Activity


Computer aided drug design (CADD) is the process of rational drug design to discover new, safe and effective medication based on the knowledge on biological targets. It is recent and the most modern technique of drug research. 

A drug is organic molecule which binds with a proteinous receptor and causes activating or inhibiting function. Recently drug design is added with the knowledge of three dimensional structure of the biomolecular target is known as structure-based drug design. It is often called ligand design. 

Unani and Herbal Products in Bangladesh


The Unani system of medicine is one of the systematically formulated medical sciences of the East. It is in-deed a glorious heritage of the Islamic and Muslim culture. It's captured a wide market in Bangladesh medicine field. There are about 500 registered unani products manufacturer in Bangladesh.

The Unani system of medicine has the following mode of treating an ailment depending upon the nature of the ailment and its causes:
  • Regimental therapy
  • Diet-therapy
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Surgery.

Abortion : A hidden Crime in the World


Abortion is the ending of pregnancy by removing a fetus or embryo before it can survive outside the uterus. Around 56 million abortions occur each year in the world. According to a report it is one of the fastest growing social crimes in the world.

Abortion law permits, prohibits, restricts, or otherwise regulates the availability of abortion. Abortion has been a controversial subject in many societies through history on religious, moral, ethical, practical, and political grounds. It has been banned frequently and otherwise limited by law. However, abortions continue to be common in many areas, even where they are illegal. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), abortion rates are similar in countries where the procedure is legal and in countries where it is not, due to unavailability of modern contraceptives in areas where abortion is illegal.

A Comparative Analysis of Cancer Treatment


Cancer is a class of diseases characterized by out-of-control cell growth. It is caused by changes to genes that control the way our cells function, especially how they grow and divide. Cancer is not just one disease but many diseases. There are more than 100 different types of cancer. Most cancers are named for where they start.

Some people with cancer will have only one treatment. But most people have a combination of treatments, such as surgery with chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. You may also have immunotherapy, targeted therapy, or hormone therapy.

Preparation for Pharmaceutical Companies Jobs


In Bangladesh industrial pharmacy offers opportunities to qualified graduate pharmacists in industrial environment. A large number of pharmacists are involved in research and development, production, quality control, marketing and administration.

Before selected a pharmacist for these posts, each company arranged a written exam and one or two viva-voce. Most of the questions are related to pharmacy syllabus. But every company make some questions for determining analytical ability of a pharmacist.

Essential Medicines in Bangladesh


Essential medicines, as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) are "those drugs that satisfy the health care needs of the majority of the population; they should therefore be available at all times in adequate amounts and in appropriate dosage forms, at a price the community can afford."

An essential drug may also considered as indispensable for treatment of a disease. All life-saving drugs are essential, but the incorporation of a certain drug in the essential drugs list of a country is determined by the existence of some specific diseases, or by the fact that those diseases pose a threat to the public health.

Top Selling Drugs in Bangladesh


In Bangladesh, about 210 drugs are included in essential drugs list. But all of them are not equally prescribing or selling in Bangladesh. There are a number of drugs are highly prescribed.

According to a market analysis on 'top selling drugs in Bangladesh' we identified top 20  generic names prescribing and selling highly in Bangladesh. These are anti-ulcerants, antibiotics, anti-hypertensive and so on. The list of top selling generic drugs in Bangladesh are given below -

Model Pharmacy in Bangladesh


Model Pharmacy means developing, implementing, and enforcing uniform standards for the purpose of protecting the public health. It clearly declares and acknowledges that safeguarding the public interest is the foremost compelling reason for regulating the Practice of Pharmacy and the distribution of Drugs and related Devices.

The drug control agency is going to introduce “model pharmacy” for preventing fake drug sales in Bangladesh.

Director General of the Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA) Major General Md Mustafizur Rahman said on Wednesday (10/8/2016)  they had prepared a guideline for the “pilot” initiative.

Leading Pharmaceutical Companies in Pakistan


The pharmaceutical industry in Pakistan has grown during the last few decades. At the time of the independence of Pakistan in 1947, there were few production units in the country. Currently Pakistan has more than 800 large volume pharmaceutical formulation units, including those operated by 25 multinationals present in the country.

Here on this article we will provide you a list of Top 15 leading Pharmaceutical Companies in Pakistan. Nowadays these pharmaceuticals lead the Pakistan pharma sector.

Drug Use Management in Bangladesh


Drug use management means the drugs, delivery system and service delivery must be efficiently managed, supervised and monitored by authorized persons and developed their own national essential drug lists which are supposed to be reviewed regularly in order to improve drug supply.

The main purpose of the field is to ascertain the suitability of the material for teaching drug management to health workers who are given the responsibility of managing drugs, particularly at the health centre or other similar level. Most of these health workers have had no formal training in drug management.

Leading Biotech Companies in the World


Biotech is the use of living systems and organisms to develop a product, or any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms to make or modify products or processes for specific use.

To determine which companies are leading the biotech sector, industry analysts are turning to those companies that are addressing unmet medical needs.

Antivenom in Bangladesh


Antivenom (or antivenin or antivenene) is a biological product used in the treatment of venomous bites or stings. Antivenom is created by milking venom from a relevant snake, spider, insect, or fish. The venom is then diluted and injected into a horse, sheep, rabbit, or goat.

In Bangladesh, about 8000 snake bites occur annually with more than 20% mortality. Snake bite causes serious systemic or neurological complications such as bleeding disorder leading to fatal hemorrhage, permanent disability or death.

Multinational Companies in Bangladesh


A multinational company is a business that has its facilities and other assets in at least one country other than its home country. Such companies have offices and/or factories in different countries and usually have a centralized head office where they co-ordinate global management.

Present and Future of Multinational Companies in Bangladesh

Nowadays, the majority of employees are attracted to the blossoming multinational companies which offer competitive salaries and long-term career progression. The rapidly emerging opportunities in business consulting and policy development have also made an indentation on the minds of many. Multinational companies are run by professionals who have worked globally and know how to achieve success. This facilitates progress within the multinationals at a faster rate; which in turn is the reason why when the multinational companies reach out, they can always recruit the best talent in the market. The multinational companies emanate a certain gloss; their ideas are bright and engaging and are almost always new to Bangladesh.

Malaria : A Seasonal Disease in Bangladesh


Malaria is a parasitic infection transmitted by the female Anopheles mosquito, infecting humans and insects alternatively. Caused by four Plasmodium species (P vivax, P falciparum, P ovale and P malariae), malaria is a public health problem in 90 countries around the world, affecting 300 million people and responsible directly for about one million deaths annually.

In Bangladesh, malaria is a public health problem. The disease is high endemic in 13 border districts of Bangladesh facing international boundaries with the eastern states of India (Assam, Tripura and Meghalaya) and part of Myanmar. The forested and hilly terrain has the geo-physical potential for intense malaria transmission throughout the year, and increased mobility of the non-immune population in the Hill Tract Districts further adds to the risk of transmission.