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Archive for February, 2010

Hepatic encephalopathy drug rifaximin (Xifaxan) may get approval in US, says Salix

Friday, February 26, 2010 20:08

Rifaximin branded as Xifaxan has been recommended for approval to treat hepatic encephalopathy in US, Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd announced.

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OneTouch blood glucose test strips recalled by LifeScan Canada for faulty reading

Friday, February 26, 2010 17:54

LifeScan Canada Ltd is voluntarily recalling  3 lots of glucometer OneTouch SureStep Test Strips due to faulty readings in blood glucose levels in Canada.

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Milliprobe to detect mycoplasma in bio manufacturing launched: Millipore

Friday, February 26, 2010 16:32

Millipore has launched  Milliprobe, a new system to detect mycoplasma contamination in the biopharmaceutical manufacturing.

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Indian medical devices market gets a booster dose from Union Budget 2010-11

Friday, February 26, 2010 16:08

Medical devices sector in India got a booster dose from Union Budget 2010-11 has initiated some good measures towards fostering the sector.

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Screening test to detect autism risk in children may reach markets soon: Transgenomic

Friday, February 26, 2010 16:00

Screening test to assess the risk of autism in children may soon be coming to markets.

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Nevirapine oral suspension pills by Aurobindo gets tentative approval in US

Thursday, February 25, 2010 20:03

Aurobindo Pharma Limited has received the tentative approval to manufacture and market anti-HIV medicine nevirapine tablets for oral suspension 50mg from the US Food & Drug Administration, the company announced in a press release.

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Kindney transplant drug belatacept by BMS may cause fatal side-effects, say US FDA reviewers

Thursday, February 25, 2010 19:16

Belatacept, an investigational drug to counter organ rejection following transplants could lead to potential side-effects including death despite its obvious advantages in improving kidney function, according to the US Food and Drug Administration.

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India reports 1366 deaths from H1N1 swine flu infection as on 25th Feb, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010 18:39

India has reported 1366 deaths from H1N1 swine flu infection in the country as of 25th February 2010, according to an official communique from the ministry of health and family welfare issued by Press Information Bureau.

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Sun Pharma to launch generic doceferez (Toxotere) in Europe

Thursday, February 25, 2010 15:51

India's Sun Pharmaceutical is set to launch generic doceferez in European markets soon.

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Indian pharma market zooms to US 21.83 billion (Rs 1,00,611 cr.) in 2009-10

Thursday, February 25, 2010 14:29

The Indian pharmaceutical industry currently values about  Rs 1,00,611 crore, as the industry sector growth is back in track following revival of the economy, according to the latest Economic Survey 2009-10 report.

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