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Archive for June, 2009

Medical devices manufacturing guidelines finalized in India

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 18:58

ICAC mark to be made mandatory as quality benchmark of medical devices sold in India.

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Aurobindo sues South African govt alleging bias in AIDS drugs supply contract

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 10:50

Aurobindo lost the $400 million AIDS drugs contract to South African rival firms –Aspen and Adcock- despite a 30% discount

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Medicis sues Glenmark on skin drug fluocinonide (Vanos) patents in US

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 9:49

Medicis settled a similar patent dispute with Perrigo in April 2009.

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USFDA action on Caraco could severely hit Sun Pharma’s revenues

Sunday, June 28, 2009 9:06

US sales contribute about a third of Sun Pharma's overall revenue

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Pakistani firewalker boy’s gene could lead to best – and safest – of pain drugs ever

Friday, June 26, 2009 6:18

Ralfinamide from Newron, which promises the least side-effects, is on way; Pfizer, AstraZeneca & Merck are exploring potential drugs to block the Nav1.7 channel.

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Natco to launch generic granisetron pills to treat nausea in cancer patients in US

Friday, June 26, 2009 6:06

Natco’s generic granisetron pills to treat nausea in cancer patients gets US FDA approval.

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Swiss CRO PFC joins forces with Excel Life to leverage on Indian clinical trial opportunities

Thursday, June 25, 2009 10:24

PFC India will offer study planning, monitoring, audit and data management services to life science companies across the world.

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Dr Reddy’s launches solifenacin (Bispec) for overactive bladder disease in India

Thursday, June 25, 2009 8:27

Solifenacin has lesser side-effects than other leading drugs to treat inability to control urination.

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Japanese drug major Astellas enters India; to launch organ rejection drug Prograf (tacrolimus)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 20:57

Japan’s leading drug maker Astellas Pharma Inc is planning to establish full-scale operations in Indian pharma market.

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Prices of cancer, AIDS drugs may come down in India post-Budget 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 14:03

The Union Finance Ministry is urged to cut down duties on cancer/AIDS medicines in forthcoming budget.

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