Tag Archives: Drugs

Equashield Uses Robots and Image Recognition to Handle Hazardous Drugs

Although lifesaving, chemotherapy drugs are potentially hazardous to the pharmacists and other healthcare workers who routinely handle them. Closed System Transfer Devices (CSTDs) are used to move these drugs from one container to another, while preventing contamination and occupational exposure due to aerosolization or needle sticks. A reliable CSTD system is crucial for any pharmaceutical… Read More »

Transgender women taking PrEP have lower levels of PrEP drugs, especially in rectal tissues, than cisgender men

A study presented at last month’s HIV Research for Prevention conference (HIVR4P) in Madrid shows that transgender women who are taking feminising hormones and also taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) have levels of the PrEP drugs tenofovir and emtricitabine in their blood that are about 25% lower than those in cisgender men, and levels in rectal… Read More »