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

  • Bayer receives Breakthrough Therapy designation in China for BAY 2927088
    on June 18, 2024 at 8:00 am

    Bayer announced that the Center for Drug Evaluation (CDE) of the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) in China has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation for BAY 2927088, a potential new targeted therapy for adult patients with unresectable or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), whose tumors have activating HER2 (ERBB2) mutations, and who have received a prior systemic therapy. The CDE's designation for BAY 2927088 follows the Breakthrough Therapy designation granted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in February 2024 for the same patient population.

  • Nano-immunotherapy developed to improve lung cancer treatment
    on June 17, 2024 at 8:00 am

    Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital, a founding member of the Mass General Brigham healthcare system, have developed a new nanomedicine therapy that delivers anticancer drugs to lung cancer cells and enhances the immune system's ability to fight cancer. The team showed promising results for the new therapy in cancer cells in the lab and in mouse lung tumor models, with potential applications for improving care and outcomes for patients with tumors that have failed to respond to traditional immunotherapy. Their findings are published in Science Advances.

  • Obesity-cancer connection discovery suggests strategies for improving immunotherapy
    on June 14, 2024 at 8:00 am

    Immune system cells called macrophages play an unexpected role in the complicated connection between obesity and cancer, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center-led research team has discovered. Obesity increases the frequency of macrophages in tumors and induces their expression of the immune checkpoint protein PD-1 - a target of cancer immunotherapies. The findings, published June 12 in the journal Nature, provide a mechanistic explanation for how obesity can contribute to both increased cancer risk and enhanced responses to immunotherapy.

  • An easier, less expensive way to power precision medicine
    on June 13, 2024 at 8:00 am

    Proteins are workhorses that carry out most of the biological functions in our cells. While the genes we inherit from our parents, our so-called genome, are fixed and usually remain unchanged throughout our lives, proteins in our bodies are constantly changing, as we age, under different health conditions and upon stimulation, such as with medical treatment. This makes monitoring proteins and their molecular changes - the study of proteomics - beneficial for drug discovery, disease diagnosis and health management.

  • Preparing for a world where Alzheimer's disease is treatable
    on June 12, 2024 at 8:00 am

    Drugs with the potential to change the course of Alzheimer’s disease are expected to be approved by mid-year in the UK. Healthcare services may need to change to ensure that all patients have equitable access to these new modifying anti-amyloid therapies, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London and University College London (UCL). Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia. Of the 944,000 people living with dementia in the UK, 60-80% have Alzheimer's.