Pegylated interferon lambda 1a (also called IL-29) has fewer side-effects compared to its close cousin pegylated interferon alfa, besides higher level activity against hepatitis C virus infection, said developers of the drug Bristol-Myers Squibb and ZymoGenetics.
Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, subsidiary of Indian generic firm Sun Pharma has launched ketorolac tromethamine ophthalmic solution, 0.5% following a final approval from the US Food and Drug Administration.
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited posted global sales at Rs. 465 crores for second quarter (Q2) ending 30th September, 2009, up by 16% from Rs 400 crores of the comparable quarter, driven by both domestic and overseas markets.
Indian API and generics firm Aurobindo Pharma Ltd has received the final approval for selling a generic version of the epilepsy drug, lamotrigine from the U.S Food and Drug Administration.
Wyeth's Prevnar vaccine trials were suspended in India last year after reports of infant death