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Clinical study on paracetamol poisoning initiated

Edinburgh - A new treatment for paracetamol (acetaminophen) poisoning is being initiated by the company PledPharma. The focus of the new treatment is with addressing concerns with liver damage and overuse of the medication.

Major review underway of medicines made from plants

Biologists have come up with a new means for identifying the plant genes that produce the chemicals used by plants use to protect themselves. These could become the natural sources of a new range of medicines.

Producing biopharmaceuticals with a drop of water

Scientists are researching the use of tiny freeze-dried pellets, containing the necessary molecules, to make life-saving medicines. Such pellets could be reconstituted with a drop of water.

Bayer announces new Xarelto safety studies in diabetic patients

Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer AG announced 13 data presentations at the American College of Cardiology (ACC). The studies will include real-world data about Xarelto safety in patients with diabetes and atrial fibrillation.

The FDA questions Xarelto safety due to defective device

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating on the reliability of the ROCKET-AF clinical trial that led to the approval of Xarelto. Despite the European Medicines Agency (EMA) confirming its validity, a defective device may have compromised it.

Lab-dish advance against MERS virus

Paris - Chinese scientists said Tuesday they had identified a compound that, in lab dish experiments, blocks infection by the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus.

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