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US FDA

First biologic to treat ulcerative colitis gets US FDA okay 18 Sep,2005

Abbott’s prostate cancer drug Xinlay unapprovable: US FDA 15 Sep, 2005

US FDA rejects Pfizer's new osteoporosis drug 15 Sep, 2005

US FDA okays Lupin's cephalexin 13 Sep 2005

US FDA approves Takeda’s drug combo for type 2 diabetes

US FDA stalls Roche’ Accutane use in pregnancy

Novo Nordisk’s 24-hour acting insulin Levemir gets US FDA okay

US FDA approves Teva's generic for osteoporosis 

Barr, Teva get fexofenadine approvals from US FDA

Barr gets US FDA okay for clonazepam tabs

FDA tightens restrictions on acne drug

>>>>> More US FDA news

Wockhard Limited: A profile
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South Korea confirms bird flu outbreak
6000 chickens already dead due to H5N1 strain of bird flue in South Korea.

Breast, colon cancer genes unravelled
Sequencing of these genes may lead to personalized medicine for cancers affecting breast and colon.

Bird flu set for a revisit
A new strain of the H5N1 virus may be dangerous to vaccines.

Anaemia drug Epoetin has heart risk: Study
Epo – the high profile drug which replenishes red blood cells could lead to heart problems.

Pfizer, Novartis flayed for blocking new drugs to poor nations
Oxfam says drug companies blocking rights of developing nations under TRIPS.

Study may set new angioplasty guidelines
Stents and balloons not advisable for patients with recent heart attacks.

Early CT Scans could stop majority of lung cancer deaths: Study
More sensitive, annual CT scans can save millions from lung cancer deaths.

Killer Dengue spreads; Delhi, Mumbai see trouble
Maharashtra reports 433 dengue cases, 94 more in Delhi.

Killing dogs to kill flu!
South Korea kills dogs to stop bird flu.

Black women neversmokers more prone to lung cancer deaths

Cesamet cannabis drug gets OK to treat nausea

India opens new free AIDS therapy centres

Blood test to assess tobacco craving

Chantix anti-smoking pill from Pfizer coming
Chantix will be a twice-daily tablet.

Bangladesh pharmaceutical company Beximco plans US foray

New data shows RTA 402 potently blocks NF-kB in cancer cells through inhibition of IKK

Ranbaxy among the five drugmakers facing criminal charges for price-fixing of antibiotics & warfarin

Shire's Daytrana skin patch okayed for ADHD in kids

Bausch & Lomb's contact lens cleanser ReNu yanked out of stores

Ovary removal before menopause could cause memory loss in women, Mayo Clinic study

Anti-depressant use in pregnancy may lead to still-borns: Study

New vaccine vows to expel cervical cancer

Wockhard Limited: A profile
Cipla Ltd company profile

New data shows RTA 402 potently blocks NF-kB in cancer cells through inhibition of IKK

Ranbaxy among the five drugmakers facing criminal charges for price-fixing of antibiotics & warfarin

Shire's Daytrana skin patch okayed for ADHD in kids

Bausch & Lomb's contact lens cleanser ReNu yanked out of stores

Black women neversmokers more prone to lung cancer deaths

Cesamet cannabis drug gets OK to treat nausea

India opens new free AIDS therapy centres

Blood test to assess tobacco craving

Chantix anti-smoking pill from Pfizer coming
Chantix will be a twice-daily tablet.

Bangladesh pharmaceutical company Beximco plans US foray

HIV infection cases fall in South India
Downtrend seen in HIV infections in South India.

New vaccine vows to expel cervical cancer
The new vaccine, given at puberty, has been found to be 100 % effective.

Study linking cell phone use with brain cancer disputed
Brain cancer linked to cell phone use, says another study - US FDA disputes it.

TGN1412 mishap: Unpredicted biological action led to near deaths
TeGenero TGN1412 drug administered to six volunteers results in life threatening complications

Vertex commences phase II studies for Aurora kinase inhibitor VX-680
Vertex Pharmaceuticals starts clinical development programme for Aurora kinase inhibitor VX-680 investigational drug.

GlaxoSmithKline starts H5N1 avian flu vaccine trials in Germany, Belgium
GlaxoSmithKline starts clinical trials for two pandemic vaccines against H5N1 avian flu strain.

Novartis acquires rights for two drug leads
Novartis to make hefty payments for experimental drug lead hepatitis C candidate, NM283 (valopicitabine) and agomelatine.

Serono plans major acquisitions
Europe's largest biotechnology firm Serono plans to raise capital for acquisitions.

Samaritan to sell Amphocil in Greece
Samaritan Pharmaceuticals to sell HIV drug SP-01A.

HIV infection cases fall in South India
Downtrend seen in HIV infections in South India, no change seen in North India.

Flu drug: Erimos, NC State University seek patent for EM-1421
Houston-based Erimos Pharmaceuticals and North Carolina State University have filed a joint patent for use of EM-1421.

HollisterStier inks pact with Prism Pharma on cardiovascular drug PM101
Use of abortion pill Mifeprex along with misoprostol results in six deaths, doctors worried about safety.

 

Smoking doubles risk of sight-loss: Study

 

CANCER

Advanced prostate cancer therapy Provenge seeks marketing nod in US 18 Sep,2005

Breast cancer drug Aromasin approved in Europe: Pfizer 15 Sep, 2005

Lung cancer vaccine trials promising: Introgen

New kidney cancer drug seeks EU nod

Rituxan, cancer drug can treat rheumatoid arthritis

Novartis’ drug for breast cancer recurrence to be given priority review in US

New cancer combo therapy results positive: OXiGENE

Cell Therapeutics to seek approval for lung cancer therapy in US and Europe

>>>>> More cancer news


CORPORATE
Deals and pacts, mergers and acquisitions, lawsuits etc

Second trial on Merck’s painkiller Vioxx begins 17 September,2005

Impax delisted from Nasdaq

39 drug firms sued over price rigging in California

Chiron rebuffs Novartis' bid

Nasdaq delists Able on bankruptcy filing

Some of the Vioxx suits may be settled: Merck

Glaxo Smithkline in pact with IAVI to develop AIDS drug

Pfizer acquires Vicuron Pharma for $1.9 billion

>>>>> More corporate news


PSYCHIATRY-NEUROLOGY

Sleeplessness: - Long-acting Ambien tablets okayed in US

Anti-depressant Seroxat defended by GSK against new findings

Paxil (Paroxetine) may heighten suicide risks, finds study

>>>>> More news


PSYCHIATRY AND NEUROLOGY NEWS

GSK’s Ropinirole recommended for restless legs syndrome 18 September,2005

Sleeplessness: - Long-acting Ambien tablets okayed in US

>>>>> All Psychiatry / neurology related news

 

 

HEART AND OBESITY

Drug duo halves heart attacks, strokes: Study

Beta blocker can start therapy in heart failure: Merck

BiDil heart failure drug for black patients approved

Aceon approved for heart disease treatment in US

Heart disease deaths more among New Yorkers

>>>>> More heart and obesity news


BIRTH CONTROL AND SEXUAL HEALTH
Contraceptives, sexual health and pregnancy related news

US puts off decision on contraceptive pill again

Yasminelle, low-dose oral contraceptive approved in the Netherlands

Morning after pills still not within easy reach in US

>>>>> More News


ANTI INFECTIVES

Anti fungal terbinafine launched in Europe: Actavis

Hepatitis C combo therapy to get priority review in Japan

Anti fungal terbinafine launched in Europe: Actavis

A vaccine against fungus is on way

>>>>> More Anti-infectives news


PAIN MANAGEMENT

New lower back pain drug in late-stage trials 18 September,2005 

Abatacept offers better pain relief in rheumatoid arthritis: Study 18 September,2005

Sugar-free pill Actiq for cancer pain

Long-acting pain drug data positive: Pain Therapeutics

New product relieves tooth pain resulting from dental sensitivity

Renovis stops sciatica drug studies

Pozen gets patent on pain management product

>>>>> More pain management news

 

 


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25 March, 2006

EPIX Pharmaceuticals merges with Predix

Erbitux approved for head and neck cancer in Europe
The European Commission has granted marketing authorization to extend the use of the targeted cancer therapy Erbitux (cetuximab).

Avanir's involuntary emotional expression disorder (IEED) drug Neurodex gets priority review
Neurodex is indicated for the treatment of involuntary emotional expression disorder (IEED).

Death of women raises alarm on abortion pill’s safety
Use of abortion pill Mifeprex along with misoprostol results in six deaths, doctors worried about safety.

Death of women raises alarm on abortion pill’s safety
Use of abortion pill Mifeprex along with misoprostol results in six deaths, doctors worried about safety.

Prestwick gets approvable letter for Xenazine for treatment of chorea with HD

Nexavar - Kidney cancer drug gets Swiss nod
Nexavar is used for the treatment of patients with advanced kidney cancer.

Anti-rejection drug Prograf approved in US
Astellas Pharma's Prograf drug that suppresses the body's graft rejection process in heart transplants approved by the US FDA.

Healing prayers no cure for the ill, says study

Pulmonary hypertension drug PulmoLAR in human trial

Pharma markets in China, Korea, Mexico, Russia & Turkey gather pace

Pfizer’s anxiety drug Lyrica gets EU nod

 

Asymmetrical breasts: A presage to cancer?

Dream to eradicate polio still far off

GlaxoSmithKline loses fluticasone case

Able files recast plan with bankruptcy court

Ranbaxy in pact with Zenotech on cancer drugs

Lupin and Aspen to form JV on TB drugs

Blood cancer drug Ceflatonin gets orphan drug status

Bangladesh to set up API park; to export drugs worth Tk 8.50 cr to Burma

Bigger the waist, higher the heart risk 23 September 2005 

Chinese herbal products could be dangerous: UK 20 Sep, 2005

Spider anti-venom to be stocked in UAE hospital 20 Sep, 2005

US may ban animal protein in cattle feed to safeguard against mad cow 20 Sep, 2005

Dr Reddy's nizatidine generic gets FDA nod 20 Sep, 2005

Once-monthly pill for postmenopausal osteoporosis okayed in Europe 20 September, 2005

New transdermal system for advanced Parkinson’s disease treatment 20 September, 2005

Drug for advanced colorectal cancer gets marketing nod in Canada 18 Sep,2005

New lower back pain drug in late-stage trials 18 Sep,2005

Abatacept offers better pain relief in rheumatoid arthritis: Study 18 Sep,2005

GSK’s Ropinirole recommended for restless legs syndrome 18 Sep,2005

Late-onset Pompe disease drug goes on trial 18 Sep,2005


RESEARCH

Pancreatitis link to SPINK1 gene found
17 September,2005: Indian scientists have identified the link between SPINK1 gene and prancraetitis.

Breast forming gene discovered

Remicade researcher gifts $ 105m to NYU

Bird flu vaccine may work in humans: US researchers

>>>>> More News

 

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