With more than a century of experience in the global healthcare industry, the Company enjoys a firmly established international presence, operating through a carefully tailored network of worldwide subsidiaries. Teva is marketing products for a wide range of therapeutic areas including pain relief, infection control, cardiovascular health, oncology, central nervous system and respiratory. Dosage forms include extended and immediate release tablets and capsules, injectables, creams, ointments, solutions, suspensions and inhalers. Teva generic and branded products are marketed to consumers, customers and healthcare providers.
Teva Pharmaceuticals Ireland is based in Waterford City. It is the Teva Centre of Excellence for respiratory products where Operations is co-located with a strategic Research & Development facility. The site produces both generic and branded inhalers for asthma patients in the global market.
The world of pharmaceuticals was changed forever when Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928. The TEVA lesson describes the background to this discovery and the subsequent impact of the antibiotic. Penicillin chemistry is discussed and its effect on inhibiting the development of pathogenic bacteria is described.
In today’s world the ordinary person enjoys a standard of living that medieval kings could not have dreamt of. This lesson deals with the process of Research and Development (R&D) which provides the products that make this possible.
We all know what pain is but we may not entirely appreciate its function. This lesson deals with the topic of pain and describes the role of nervous system in signalling pain to the brain. Different types of neuron and their functions are described, as is the biochemical mode by which pain signals are conducted.
The human respiratory system and the function of the lungs in gaseous exchange with the blood is described in this lesson. Respiratory problems that impede proper functioning of the system are discussed. Some remedies are described including the use of inhalants to relieve lung congestion.
In Ireland about one in nine women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. There are now many effective ways of treating it especially if it is diagnosed at an early stage.
Cardiovascular disease is a major killer. The most significant risk factors require personal decisions: regular exercise, moderate and healthy eating and refraining from smoking.
The common factor in allergies is the inflammatory response to substances that are not generally harmful.
This lesson looks at a general manufacturing process and analytical testing of a pharmaceutical product. It outlines the key objectives in developing high quality pharmaceutical products and the importance of rigorous quality and stability testing.