Pharmaceutical Science and Technology


Volume 5, Issue 2, December 2021

  • An Interventional Study to Improve the Healthcare Waste Management Among Nursing Officers in Type-A Base Hospital in Southern Province - Sri Lanka

    Liyanage Dilip Hikkaduwa, Krishanth Maddage Don Athula, Wickramaratne Nadhee Pethathahandi

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2, December 2021
    Pages: 40-43
    Received: 27 June 2021
    Accepted: 12 July 2021
    Published: 19 July 2021
    Abstract: Clinical waste management is a burning issue worldwide. Environmental pollution and associated health risks, including disease transmission and social problems are the main consequences of this issue. The most governments are paying more attention to develop effective and efficient healthcare waste management in the curative health sector. This int... Show More
  • Drug Utilization Study in Ophthalmology Outpatient Department of a Tertiary Care Hospital in West Africa

    Charles Nii Kwade Ofei-Palm, Naa Naamuah Tagoe, Dong Jatoe, Angela Agyare, Freda Suubam, Daniel Ankrah

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2, December 2021
    Pages: 44-49
    Received: 27 August 2021
    Accepted: 13 September 2021
    Published: 26 September 2021
    Abstract: The World Health Organization (WHO) addressed drug utilization as the marketing, distribution, prescription and use of drugs in a society, considering its consequences, either medical, social, (and) or economic. The increasing importance of drug utilization studies as a valuable investigative resource in pharmacoepidemiology has bridged it with oth... Show More
  • HPMC Capsules for Moisture Sensitive and Hygroscopic Products

    Milind Biyani

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2, December 2021
    Pages: 50-52
    Received: 21 July 2021
    Accepted: 24 August 2021
    Published: 30 September 2021
    Abstract: Background: Moisture content varies in capsules made from different materials. Gelatin capsules contain 13-16% moisture. HPMC (Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose or Hypromellose) capsules may contain moisture 2- 8%. Usual HPMC capsules have inherently low moisture content which allows for the encapsulation of ingredients that are sensitive to moisture ... Show More
  • Determination of Microbeads from Paste in Some Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products

    Mohammed Yaqob Shareef, Forkan Mohammed Yaqob Shareef

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2, December 2021
    Pages: 53-61
    Received: 14 April 2021
    Accepted: 20 August 2021
    Published: 12 October 2021
    Abstract: Since the study of microplastics has only emerged in the last few years, there is a gap in research in terms of the analysis and quantification of microplastics in cosmetic pastes. Consequently, the main aim of this project was to develop an optimal analytical method for the separation and quantification of microbeads from cosmetic pastes in order ... Show More
  • A Review on Zebra Fish as a Preclinical Model for Natural Drug Discovery

    Omer Ibrahim Abdallh Omer

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2, December 2021
    Pages: 62-67
    Received: 16 October 2021
    Accepted: 15 November 2021
    Published: 29 November 2021
    Abstract: Natural products represent a significant reservoir of unexplored chemical diversity for early-stage drug discovery. Zebra fish has been used as a preclinical model for identifications of various natural compounds presents on natural products, early life stage tests with zebra fish used to detect toxicity of compounds from natural bloom extract on t... Show More
  • A Review on the Microbial Contamination in the Non-sterile Pharmaceutical Products

    Ghulam Murtaza, Maqsood Ahmed Khan, Zeb-Un-Nisa, Sara Shafiq

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2, December 2021
    Pages: 68-75
    Received: 26 October 2021
    Accepted: 17 November 2021
    Published: 11 December 2021
    Abstract: This article aims to review available scientific data dealing with the Microbial contamination that may occur by some environmental factors (temperature, pH, and water activity), these factors are a major problem for the spoilage of pharmaceutical dosage form, and raw material, personnel, and other factor contributing to the transfer of the microbe... Show More