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Archive for August, 2009

Monsoon shortfall hits pharma sales in India

Monday, August 31, 2009 17:24

Monsoon delay has severely affected the pharmaceutical retail trade in India.

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Cipla’s Bangalore manufacturing facility gets clean chit from USFDA

Monday, August 31, 2009 17:21

USFDA had issued warning letters to Cipla on finding deficiencies in Bangalore facility.

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Mumbai opens more centres for swine flu (H1N1) testing

Monday, August 31, 2009 13:07

The Mumbai muncipal corporation has decided to open six more swine flu screening centres in Mumbai.

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Indian Supreme Court dismisses Roche’s patent suit against Cipla’s erlotinib (Tarceva) generic

Friday, August 28, 2009 14:29

Supreme Court bench ordered that the ongoing trial at the Delhi High Court be expedited.

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Aurobindo get US FDA approval for antibiotic clindamycin generic pills

Thursday, August 27, 2009 12:21

Indian APIs and generics maker Aurobindo Pharma Ltd has received approval for the antibiotic clindamycin hydrochloride capsules from the US Food and Drug Administration.

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CT scans’ cancer risk more than ultrasound or MRI

Thursday, August 27, 2009 11:28

Ultrasound procedures or MRI should be considered before prescribing CT scans, alerts new study.

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Cervical cancer causing papilloma virus (HPV) leads to cancer of penis

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 15:16

Human papillomavirus (HPV) that causes cervical cancer in women can give rise penis cancer in men too.

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Private labs to conduct H1N1 testing in New Delhi

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 13:02

Religare, Dr Lal's pathology, Auroprobe and Dang's are the four new laboratories in the private sector selected by the government to conduct RNA testing in New Delhi for the swine flu causing H1N1 influenza A virus.

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Oseltamivir, zanamivir safe for children

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 8:29

Children with H1N1 should be promptly treated with with available antivirals like oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanmivir (Relenza) as there are no safety concerns with use of these drugs in children.

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H1N1 Oseltamivir treatment can begin before lab confirms infection: WHO

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 8:19

Healthy patients with uncomplicated illness need not be treated with antivirals

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