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Chinese herb beats drug at rheumatoid arthritis: study

Paris - A Chinese herb called thunder god vine works better than a widely-prescribed pharmaceutical drug at easing rheumatoid arthritis, a study published on Monday said.
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Investors bet Sun Pharma can restore Ranbaxy to health

New Delhi - On the surface, Sun Pharma's $3.2-billion purchase of Indian generics rival Ranbaxy, which is in deep trouble with US regulators over safety lapses, may not look like a great deal.
In the Media by Penelope Macrae (AFP)

WHO urges global push to treat hepatitis C

Geneva - The World Health Organization called Wednesday for a dramatic increase in screening and treatment of hepatitis C, saying higher demand would help drive down the cost of drugs for the disease.
In the Media by AFP

Drugmakers ordered to pay $9 billion for hiding cancer risks

Japan's biggest pharmaceutical company has been hit with a $6 billion penalty for concealing cancer risks associated with its Actos diabetes drug while Eli Lilly and Co, Takeda's co-defendant in the case, was ordered to pay $3 billion in punitive damages.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

US recommends aspirin for some pregnant women

Washington - A small subset of pregnant women could benefit from taking low-dose aspirin to prevent the potentially life-threatening complication called pre-eclampsia, US health authorities said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Promise seen with Pfizer breast cancer drug

Washington - An experimental cancer drug made by Pfizer has shown signs of promise at slowing the spread of advanced breast cancer, researchers said.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Indian drug maker Sun to buy troubled peer Ranbaxy for $4.0 bln

New Delhi - Top Indian drug giant Sun Pharmaceutical Industries said Monday it had agreed to buy its troubled peer Ranbaxy for $4.0 billion in stock, ending its ill-fated six-year control by Japan's Daiichi Sankyo.
In the Media by AFP

Novartis replaces top Japan executives over drug trial scandal

Tokyo - Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis said on Thursday it was replacing the top executives at its Japanese unit over allegations the division hid serious potential side effects of leukaemia treatments from regulators.
In the Media by AFP

U.S. approves novel remedy for hayfever, pollen allergies

Washington - U.S. regulators on Wednesday approved a French-made remedy for alleviating symptoms of hayfever and certain allergies to grass pollen.
In the Media by AFP

Cholesterol drugs 'aid erectile function': study

Washington - Men with erectile dysfunction may see improvements in their sexual ability while taking cholesterol-lowering drugs, according to research out Saturday.
In the Media by AFP - 2 comments
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Willis Whitfield, the cleanroom inventor, has died

Willis Whitfield, the former lab physicist, has passed away at the age of 92. Fifty years ago, whilst working as a...
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The UK and Ireland’s premier pharmaceutical microbiology conference took place at Chipping Norton, Oxford on 6th and...
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Mislabelled drugs

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UK consults on giving patients earlier access to medicines

The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has launched a public consultation regarding a...
Aug 7, 2012 in  Health by Tim Sandle

Sanitization of Pharmaceutical Facilities

Maintaining environmental control in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment is in large part dependent on the...
Jul 26, 2012 by Tim Sandle - 2 comments
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