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Monday, April 12, 2010 a presentation will take place, organized by Mrs Alina Moraru, from the pharmaceutical company VORWAGPHARMA.  

Among the subjects will be discussed the efficiency of the therapeutic action of gabapentin (Gabagamma) in the adjuvant therapy of epilepsy, as well in neuropathic pain (painful diabetic neuropathy and post-herpetic neuropathy).

The action mechanism of gabapentin is still uncertain because, even if it is an analogue of gamma-amino-butyric acid (GABA), it is thought it does not act on the same receptors as GABA. However, the effect is the same, central inhibition, with the suppression of pain or the arrest of convulsions. Gabapentin passes through the blood-brain barrier, has a good bioavailability (55%), and there are numerous testimonials of its efficacy, tolerability and administration safety.

The adverse effects inherent to its action at the central level should not be neglected, as its contraindications and special precautions. We hope that the information to be presented will point toward a judicious use of gabapentin in the above-mentioned indications.
The presentation will be given in the “Lucia Moisa” Hall, 3rd Floor, Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy.

Cecilia Cracana
Student IVth year Pharmacy



In the period 31st of March-2nd of April 2010 a health campaign entitled “Pain through the eyes of human being” will be organized at “Gr. T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi, School of Pharmacy.
            The campaign is organized by Vasincu Alexandru and Tudor Mihai, two 5th year pharmacy students with the support of the Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy.
            The themes of the lectures will be focused in presenting the pain and what causes the pain in women, the pain in cardiovascular and respiratory diseases and in inflammation. In order to have a complete view on this subject some of the lectures will explain the causes of the depression that has pain as a point of origin.
            The campaign’s ultimate aim is to underline the importance of knowing and understanding the effects that pain can induce in changing psychological profile of a certain patient and what can be done to prevent their suffering.



Prof. Dr. Anisoara Hriscu

(1 May 1944-19 December 2008)

On December 19, 2008, after a long struggle with a terrible disease, Prof. Dr. ANISOARA HRISCU, elite teacher of the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Gr T. Popa”, Iasi, died.

Prof. Dr. ANISOARA HRISCU, was born at May 1, 1944 in Hagieni, Ialomita County. She attended the high school at Fetesti and the Faculty of Pharmacy of Iasi which she graduated in 1967.

After college began teaching as a junior assistant in the department of Pharmacodynamics of the Faculty of Pharmacy Iasi, ascending in the university hierarchy: Assistant (1972-1990 ), lecturer (1990-1994), associate professor (1994-1998) and professor (1998 to November 2006 when retired).

She obtained her PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1981, with the dissertation”Contributions to the research of natural substances with hepatotrophic potential”.

Prof. Dr. ANISOARA HRISCU performed an outstanding teaching activity that included:

  • teaching lectures of general and special pharmacodynamics for  students and residents of the Faculty of Pharmacy of Iasi,
  • Support for practical works, internships, students, residents, pharmacists
  • Postgraduate lectures for training of community pharmacists
  • Coaching scientific research activity of students and dissertation works

Along with it, forming pharmacological research school founded by the late Prof. Dr. Lucia Moisa, Prof . Dr. ANISOARA HRISCU the place and a sustained scientific research, which resulted in many remarkable results. Thus research on higher capitalization of products of vegetable or synthetic origin have resulted in scientific papers provided or published in Romania and abroad and in research contracts and patents.

Her main domain of activity was the investigation of choleretic, antiinflammatory and analgesic effects of drugs, both of vegetal origin and synthetic.

The scientific activity lead to the ellaboration of 124 scientific papers, both domestic and abroad, 9 patents for new drugs or pharmaceuthical forms, several research grants.
The collaborators will keep her memory in their hearts.

Prof. Mircea D.G. Pavelescu MD, PhD
Veronica Bild, PharmD,  MS, PhD

Did you know...

  • In modern psychoanalytic theories the effect of painful childhood events on later behavior of the subject is invoked (late behavioral effect)?
  • Studies have demonstrated that a painful stimulus applied by the subject on its own body is perceived at a lower level than if the same stimulus was applied by another person?
  • It is important to record the level of pain at the time of its production because pain-related memory changes induce a stronger perception of evoked pain at a higher level than the original one?
  • Approximately 50% of the subjects that have chronic pain also suffer from forms of depression and anxiety?
  • In patients with neuropathic pain, the incidence of addiction to opiates is low (only 6-10% of them develop addiction?)
  • Although pain is usually associated with analgesic drug therapy, in neuropathic pain common analgesics are not effective?
  • A number of CANNABINOIDS proved effective in improving and treating acute and chronic pain?
  • Approximately 25% of women who have received surgical mastectomy develop, during the first year after surgery, chronic pain of neuropathic origin, severe enough to alter their quality of life?

Cecilia Cracana
Student, 4th Year, Pharmacy

We announce the appearance of the newsletter nr.3-4/2009 (Year 6) of the Romanian Association of Algesiology

Veronica Bild, PharmD, PhD ad interim Executive Secretary, AAR


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