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.

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Pharmaceutical News

  • Darolutamide meets primary endpoint in Phase III ARANOTE trial
    on July 17, 2024 at 8:00 am

    The Phase III ARANOTE trial, investigating darolutamide plus ADT in patients with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer (mHSPC), has met its primary endpoint of rPFS. Darolutamide plus ADT significantly increased rPFS compared to placebo plus ADT. The safety data were comparable between both treatment arms and reconfirm the established tolerability profile of darolutamide in advanced prostate cancer.

  • Pfizer advances development of once-daily formulation of oral GLP-1 receptor agonist danuglipron
    on July 16, 2024 at 8:00 am

    Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced that based on results from the ongoing pharmacokinetic study (NCT06153758), the company has selected its preferred once-daily modified release formulation for danuglipron, an oral glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist. Pfizer plans to conduct dose optimization studies in the second half of 2024 evaluating multiple doses of the preferred modified release formulation to inform the registration enabling studies.

  • New AI approach optimizes antibody drugs
    on July 15, 2024 at 7:00 am

    Proteins have evolved to excel at everything from contracting muscles to digesting food to recognizing viruses. To engineer better proteins, including antibodies, scientists often iteratively mutate the amino acids - the units that are arranged in a sequence to make up proteins - in different positions until the resulting protein has an improved function, like eliciting a stronger immune response or capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere more efficiently.

  • A comprehensive derivative synthesis method for development of new antimicrobial drugs
    on July 12, 2024 at 8:00 am

    A method to screen a wide variety of drug candidates without laborious purification steps could advance the fight against drug-resistant bacteria. Efforts to combat the increasing threat of drug-resistant bacteria are being assisted by a new approach for streamlining the search for antimicrobial drug candidates, pioneered by researchers at Hokkaido University, led by Assistant Professor Kazuki Yamamoto and Professor Satoshi Ichikawa of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

  • AskBio receives FDA Fast Track and MHRA Innovation Passport designations for AB-1005 investigational GDNF gene therapy for Parkinson's disease
    on July 11, 2024 at 8:00 am

    Bayer AG and Asklepios BioPharmaceutical, Inc. (AskBio), a gene therapy company wholly owned and independently operated as a subsidiary of Bayer AG, today announced that the United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track Designation for AB-1005, which is being developed for moderate Parkinson's disease. AB-1005 has also been awarded the Innovation Passport, the United Kingdom Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (UK MHRA) innovative medicine designation, for the treatment of Parkinson's disease.