Caring For People’s Health
Bojana Podgorac Milenković Bojana Podgorac Milenković
Master of Pharmacy and Medical Biochemist
A Trusted Partner at All Times
A Trusted Partner at All Times
How to keep the quality of treatment and availability of top-quality medicines at a high level is a keynote question for every healthcare system in the time of crisis. Local pharma industry is an important mainstay and a trusted partner to the healthcare system of Serbia.
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Jacket – fashion item or protection against energy loss?
Jacket – fashion item or protection against energy loss?
Have you ever asked yourself if jacket is just a fashion item or much more than that? One engineer example, far from the world of fashion, demonstrates that jacket is in fact the best protection against loss of energy – both in a manufacturing plant, in a production process, and in everyday life, when we are exposed to extreme weather conditions…
Bojana Podgorac Milenković Bojana Podgorac Milenković
Master of Pharmacy and Medical Biochemist
Detect Diabetes on time
Detect Diabetes on time
The fifth leading cause of death in Serbia is diabetes, and half of those affected are the working-age population. This severe systemic disease is treated for life and can cause numerous life-threatening complications.
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Sleep disorders on the rise
Sleep disorders on the rise
Roughly one third of our lives is spent sleeping: this is the time for our brains to process the events of the day and for our bodies to regenerate and heal. A lack of sleep can have a severe and lasting impact on our overall health – especially when we fail to get enough rest over extended periods of time.
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Food intolerances
Food intolerances
Do you feel unwell after eating certain foods? It may be that your body does not tolerate certain foods. This may be because of a food intolerance: you don't have enough of the enzymes required to process substances such as lactose or histamine.
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Blog - STADA Health Report 2022
Blog - STADA Health Report 2022
Europe, early summer 2021: Covid vaccination programmes across Europe were in full flow, bringing the prospect of returning to life more like we knew it before the pandemic. But had the virus changed the way we lived irreversibly?
Dr. Milan Ljubinković Dr. Milan Ljubinković
MD Sales Manager for the Western Balkans, OTC/CHC Portfolio, Hemofarm
Pollution and Poor Nutrition are the Path to Disease
Pollution and Poor Nutrition are the Path to Disease
Fast food as well as a significant decline in food quality due to increasing environmental pollution, but also the use of pesticides and herbicides, make the diet increasingly unhealthy. That is why dietary supplements are ever more necessary for preserving good health.
Dr. Danijela Stanišić Srdić Dr. Danijela Stanišić Srdić
Clinical pharmacology specialist and Rx sales director, Hemofarm
Nobody Should Suffer Pain
Nobody Should Suffer Pain
In the 21st century, all patients are entitled to spend their days in peace, without pain, no matter how severe or advanced the disease. Sometimes the illness brings strong, long-lasting pain that makes you lose sleep and turn your life into suffering. If the pain lasts more than three months, it is called chronic pain.
Katarina Arambašić-Pivić Katarina Arambašić-Pivić
PR Manager, Hemofarm
Create Demand, Boost Savings, Be Quick
Create Demand, Boost Savings, Be Quick
The Internet and social networks have definitely changed the definition of ‘quick’, while returning to earlier patterns of doing business is not possible. A contemporary consumer demands comprehensive information at the fingertips, 24/7 customer support, and a product on the door in the shortest possible time. The COVID-19 pandemic has just stepped on it in terms of the process of digitalization, shifting the system in the fifth gear.
Sara Popadić Sara Popadić
Pharmacy Specialist and Regional Product Manager, Hemofarm
Chose Diet for Infants Carefully
Chose Diet for Infants Carefully
French Modilac, the only infant milk formula with lactoferrin, very important protein for good health of your baby, is now also available in Serbia.
Sanja Manasijevski Sanja Manasijevski
Director of Legal Affairs and Commercial Projects, Hemofarm
The Time of Changes and Changed Needs
The Time of Changes and Changed Needs
The COVID-19 pandemic was a test for companies of all sizes, forcing most of them to change their former practice. Only the companies that were prepared to readily adjust their approach to the new time have managed to withstand economic pressure and even grow.
Katarina Barudžija Katarina Barudžija
Regional Product Manager for RX medicines, Hemofarm
Don’t Treat Allergies on Your Own
Don’t Treat Allergies on Your Own
One in three children and one in five adults in the world suffer from some form of allergy. Young people aged 15 to 25 are most at risk, warns the World Health Organization.
Dr. Milan Ljubinković Dr. Milan Ljubinković
WB (Western Balkans) OTC/CHC Portfolio Sales Manager, Hemofarm
Bronchitis and Cough Should be Treated Immediately
Bronchitis and Cough Should be Treated Immediately
Cold days, air polluted by harmful gases, as well as long exposure to tobacco smoke, provide very good soil for bronchitis. Sore throat, cough, high temperature, as well as chest and muscle pain, are the most frequent symptoms of bronchitis. Smokers, people prone to allergies, people suffering from asthma, diabetes, heart diseases, as well as heartburn, are more prone to bronchitis.
Tatjana Jovanović Tatjana Jovanović
HR director, Hemofarm
HR revolution or reimagining required
HR revolution or reimagining required
In order to easier comprehend the consideration on what the HR world would look like in the future, one should start from the context. The fourth industrial revolution and the new technologies it has brought favour digital companies. They appear out of nowhere in an accelerated fashion, and as competition that did not exist until yesterday, they penetrate the market incredibly fast and bring in revolutionary changes.
Dr. Nada Jokić Dr. Nada Jokić
Regional Product Manager, Hemofarm
Urinary tract infections - increasingly common problem
Urinary tract infections - increasingly common problem
Urinary tract infections impair quality of life and limit daily activities. It is important to treat them immediately, because they can lead to serious complications. Women are more susceptible to these infections than men.
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#HealthStories: Climb your Everest
#HealthStories: Climb your Everest
As part of our #HealthStories series, we spoke with Zinovy Slavinsky (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia), the oldest mountain climber on the planet, who climbed the highest peak in Europe - Elbrus - at the age of 86. Zinovy talks about his attitude to the mountains, about regular physical exercises which help to maintain health and vigor even at the age of 90.
Branislava Daskalović Branislava Daskalović
Head of OTC/CHC sales BU West Balkans, Hemofarm
Constipation must be treated
Constipation must be treated
Each sixth person in the world has a problem with irregular bowel movements, and this unpleasant condition is three times more common in women. Constipation leads to impairment of health of the whole body, so be aware of the dangers and react in time.
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Strength of the immune system is crucial in post-covid rehabilitation
Strength of the immune system is crucial in post-covid rehabilitation
Only those who have gone through Covid-19 infection know how difficult it is for the body to return to normal after the disease, regain muscle strength and strengthen its own immune system. It is precisely this strength of the immune system that is crucial in post-covid rehabilitation.
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#HealthStories: Nourish your Body, Feed the Soul
#HealthStories: Nourish your Body, Feed the Soul
Berlin-based restaurant owner and artist Jinok Kim-Eicken talks about her motivation for healthy eating and the influence of her Korean heritage. For Jinok, nutrition means bringing elements into harmony in the preparation of dishes as well as keeping body and soul in balance: "Food connects, means sharing and creates community."
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Preventive healthcare
Preventive healthcare
With everyday life largely on hold due to Covid-19, it was not only fun events that had to be canceled: Almost 1 in 5 Europeans have postponed a healthcare appointment during the pandemic. At first thought, this seems sensible, as the majority of us did our best to avoid leaving the house – and the doctor’s office was certainly the last place to go voluntarily if not absolutely necessary.
Branislava Daskalović Branislava Daskalović
CHC Sales Director for Western Balkans, Hemofarm
Take Probiotics in Prevention and Treatment of Covid
Take Probiotics in Prevention and Treatment of Covid
Numerous global studies unambiguously point to the benefits of probiotics in fighting viral infections, and their contribution to reducing the severity of the Covid-19 disease and its lethal outcome
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Everything we need to know about generic drugs
Everything we need to know about generic drugs
The use of generic drugs is on the rise worldwide. In Serbia, a regular supply of the market with quality generics is ensured, the same ones that are used to treat patients in the most developed European countries.
Bojana Podgorac Milenković Bojana Podgorac Milenković
Master of Pharmacy and Medical Biochemist
It’s not a Shame, there is a Solution
It’s not a Shame, there is a Solution
If involuntary urination is what bothers you, seek the help of a urologist because modern medicine offers both medicines and treatment methods that can solve your problem.
Tamara Živković Tamara Živković
Master of Pharmacy and Quality Control Manager, Hemofarm
Top Quality Medicine as Imperative
Top Quality Medicine as Imperative
Hemofarm, being a part of ONE Stada, manufactures medicines for the entire world, and in the peak pandemic year, Hemofarm manufactured a record 6.5 billion tablets. The top quality of products in Hemofarm is imperative and therefore special attention is paid to quality control.
Bojana Podgorac Milenković Bojana Podgorac Milenković
Master of Pharmacy and Medical Biochemist
Prevent Heart Attack
Prevent Heart Attack
All the necessary medicines are available in Serbia for patients who have suffered a heart attack. Responsible behaviour of patients in adhering to all the measures of secondary prevention is the best way to prevent the undesired event from happening ever again.
MPharm. Davorka Kopanja MPharm. Davorka Kopanja
Hemofarm
The Synergistic Effect of Vitamins D3 & K2 to Bone Health
The Synergistic Effect of Vitamins D3 & K2 to Bone Health
Recommendations for vitamin D3 differ from country to country. While taking 400 to 800 international units a day is recommended in some countries, the guidelines for Central Europe recommend everyday supplementation in the dosage from 800 to 2000 international units in the period from September to April.
Doc. Dr. Goran Radunović Doc. Dr. Goran Radunović
Internal Medicine Specialist and Director of the Institute of Rheumatology
Back pain is the most common disease after sneeze
Back pain is the most common disease after sneeze
Rheumatic diseases are one of the most common causes of disability and the most common reason for sick leave and early retirement. Rheumatic diseases are the most common diagnosis after heart and blood vessel diseases in Serbia. As many as three quarters of the population in Serbia suffer from some form of rheumatism.
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Healthy Lifestyle and Supplements
Healthy Lifestyle and Supplements
A lesson we learned last year: Health always comes first. Our coexistence is affected when everyone’s health is at stake. It thus comes as no surprise that a healthy lifestyle has become more important for 1 in 2 Europeans. And within this trend, food supplements, which can be taken to support our health, have found themselves at the centre of a certain COVID-induced hype.
Branislava Daskalović Branislava Daskalović
CHC Sales Director for Western Balkans, Hemofarm
Speed up your COVID recovery process
Speed up your COVID recovery process
If you have had Covid-19, you have an important recovery period ahead of you, which can take several weeks.
Prim. dr Dragana Trifunović Balanović Prim. dr Dragana Trifunović Balanović
ALWAYS ON THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE
ALWAYS ON THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought general practitioners to the first line of triage, treatment and assistance to colleagues in temporary Covid hospitals. Without sparing their health or their lives, they have professionally, bravely and responsibly shown that they are worthy of the trust of their patients and the profession they perform.
Dr Meike Streker Dr Meike Streker
#HealthStories: Be kind to your skin
#HealthStories: Be kind to your skin
For our Health Stories series, we spoke with Dr. Meike Streker, Cosmetik Scientist, about why it's so important to protect our skin from the sun
Dr Predrag Marinković Dr Predrag Marinković
Hemofarm
Pollution and Poor Nutrition - Serious Health Threats
Pollution and Poor Nutrition - Serious Health Threats
Junk food and significant decline in foodstuff quality due to increasing environmental pollution, as well as the use of pesticides and herbicides, make nutrition more and more unhealthy. Therefore, food supplements are increasingly needed for the preservation of health.
Nico Leenaarts Nico Leenaarts
#HealthStories: Get yourself moving
#HealthStories: Get yourself moving
As part of our Health Stories series, we spoke with Nico about why and how parkour inspires him and remains a passion...
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Take your Time
Take your Time
How does a mindful approach to the body influence our health? As part of our Health Stories series, we spoke with Franzi, who takes us on her personal mindfulness journey and inspires us to bring body and mind into harmony.
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The different stations of Parkinson's therapy
The different stations of Parkinson's therapy
No two Parkinson's diseases are the same: History, symptoms, life situation - all of these differ from patient to patient.
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Everyday life with Parkinson's - Tips for patients and relatives
Everyday life with Parkinson's - Tips for patients and relatives
Diagnosis of Parkinson's disease - what now?
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Understanding Parkinson's disease
Understanding Parkinson's disease
April 11 is World Parkinson's Day. This day of action is intended to draw attention to the disease itself and its impact on the lives of sufferers and their families, as well as to progress in treatment.
Prof. Dr. Jelena Drulović Prof. Dr. Jelena Drulović
Head of the Department of Immune-Mediated CNS Diseases of the Neurology Clinic at the University Clinical Centre of Serbia
Great progress in the treatment of patients with multiple sclerosis in Serbia
Great progress in the treatment of patients with multiple sclerosis in Serbia
For the first time, the cutting-edge highly effective therapies for the treatment of patients with multiple sclerosis are available in Serbia, and a modern strategy for the treatment of this serious disease has been adopted.
Jelena Danilović Jelena Danilović
Compliance Manager at Hemofarm
Business Compliance in the Black Swan Age
Business Compliance in the Black Swan Age
The pandemic is different from common business risks and represents an example of a ‘Black Swan’ event - unforeseeable, extraordinary, extreme event which exceeds expectations and has serious consequences’.
Bojana Podgorac Milenković Bojana Podgorac Milenković
Master of Pharmacy and Medical Biochemist
Hemofarm's first biosimilar
Hemofarm's first biosimilar
Hemofarm dedicated its first biosimilar to patients with osteoporosis, thus trying to contribute to greater availability of biological therapy for these patients...
Branislava Daskalović Branislava Daskalović
CHC Team Manager for the Western Balkans
Zoflora - Safeguards your Health and Smells Nice
Zoflora - Safeguards your Health and Smells Nice
Zoflora, one of the leading disinfectants for which laboratory testing has confirmed that it effectively eliminates the current coronavirus, has arrived to the Serbian market thanks to the company Hemofarm. This British product with a hundred-year tradition, is an ideal partner for the hygiene of the space in which you live.
prof. dr Nebojša Lađević prof. dr Nebojša Lađević
Anaesthesiologist and Director of the Centre for Anaesthesiology and Resuscitation of the Clinical Centre of Serbia
The Right to Life without Pain
The Right to Life without Pain
In 21st century, no patient should suffer pain. No matter how severe or advanced the disease, the patient has the right to spend days in peace, rather than in suffering. The development of the Pain Medicine, as a new branch of medicine, is therefore extremely important.
Olivera Vujnović Olivera Vujnović
Manufacturing Science & Technology Cluster Head Southeast Europe and Russia
Production of Medicines Tailor-Made for Europe
Production of Medicines Tailor-Made for Europe
Cutting-edge Hemofarm factories, operating in compliance with the highest international pharmaceutical standards, as well as highly-qualified professional staff, have become a guarantee of the top-notch quality of medicines for numerous European countries
Bojana Podgorac Milenković Bojana Podgorac Milenković
Master of Pharmacy and Medical Biochemist
Generic Medicines as Important Support to the Public Health
Generic Medicines as Important Support to the Public Health
The COVID-19 pandemic has clearly highlighted the vital role of public health and the need to strengthen one’s own resources within the health system. Find out why the domestic pharmaceutical industry and generic medicines represent important support to Serbia’s healthcare
Branislava Daskalović Branislava Daskalović
CHC Team Manager for the Western Balkans
What are the new tasks of pharmacists in the healthcare system?
What are the new tasks of pharmacists in the healthcare system?
Contemporary concept of pharmaceutical practice is focused on strengthening a direct pharmacist - patient relationship. Individual approach to patient is the path to successful treatment and the basis for conducting an efficient and safe pharmacotherapy, aimed at achieving maximum treatment results with minimum adverse effects.
dr Nives Čpajak Devrnja dr Nives Čpajak Devrnja
Manager of Medical Team at Hemofarm
Do not take medicines ’off your own bat’
Do not take medicines ’off your own bat’
Be cautious! Self-medication is a dangerous game which can seriously damage your health status, and inadequate use of medicines can cause poisoning, and even death.
dr Danijela Stanišić-Srdić dr Danijela Stanišić-Srdić
Rx Portfolio Manager in Hemofarm
Careful with Antibiotics
Careful with Antibiotics
Take antibiotics only when necessary and never ‘on your own’. Irrational use of antibiotics endangers the health of individuals and the entire population, because it contributes to the development of bacterial resistance to existing antibiotics’, Dr. Stanišić-Srdić emphasizes.