ABOUT BAPA

Our Mission

Advocate – Educate – Communicate

We strive to organize Bangladeshi-American Pharmacists in a strong and professional platform so they can be more successful in their career and have a fulfilling experience in this country. We work to get the members involved in the socio-political process that determines their future. We hope to motivate everyone to contribute their time and talent to the betterment of the pharmacy profession here at home and in Bangladesh.

Specifically, the purpose of the organization is to foster cooperation and collaboration among Bangladeshi pharmacists residing in North America; to build and maintain relations with other pharmacists’ associations in North America, to support the profession of pharmacy in Bangladesh and in North America; to support and encourage the development of Pharmaceutical Science in Bangladesh; to develop and conduct programs for maintaining and improving the professional standards; to promote welfare of members’ families in case of need; to protect the professional interests of members of the Association.

Our Sponsors

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Pharmaceutical News

  • Metformin use reduces risk of death for patients with COVID-19 and diabetes
    on January 18, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Use of the diabetes drug metformin - before a diagnosis of COVID-19 - is associated with a threefold decrease in mortality in COVID-19 patients with Type 2 diabetes, according to a racially diverse study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Diabetes is a significant comorbidity for COVID-19.

  • Vir Biotechnology and GSK announce NHS-supported AGILE study to evaluate VIR-7832 in the early treatment of COVID-19
    on January 15, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Vir Biotechnology, Inc. (Nasdaq: VIR) and GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK) announced an agreement with the U.K.-based AGILE initiative to evaluate VIR-7832 in patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 in a Phase 1b/2a clinical trial. VIR-7832 is a neutralising COVID-19 antibody that preclinical data suggests has two distinguishing properties: an enhanced ability to clear infected cells and the potential to enhance virus-specific T cell function, which could help treat and/or prevent COVID-19 infection.

  • New England Journal of Medicine publishes COVID-19 treatment trial results
    on January 15, 2021 at 9:00 am

    A clinical trial involving COVID-19 patients hospitalized at UT Health San Antonio and University Health, among roughly 100 sites globally, found that a combination of the drugs baricitinib and remdesivir reduced time to recovery, according to results published Dec. 11 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

  • Bayer transforms pharma business through breakthrough innovation in healthcare
    on January 14, 2021 at 9:00 am

    At its virtual Pharma Media Day, Bayer presented exciting progress in transforming its pharmaceutical business with breakthrough innovation in healthcare that will significantly help patients suffering from conditions that are currently still difficult to treat. The company has recently heavily invested in external innovation with an unprecedented number of more than 25 collaboration agreements and acquisitions.

  • Valneva in advanced discussions with European Commission to supply up to 60 million doses of inactivated, adjuvanted COVID-19 vaccine candidate
    on January 13, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Valneva SE, a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention of infectious diseases with significant unmet medical need, announced it is in advanced discussions with the European Commission (EC) for the supply of up to 60 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine, VLA2001. VLA2001 is currently the only inactivated vaccine candidate in clinical trials against COVID-19 in Europe.