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Archive for May 19th, 2010

Human reovirus-based drug Reolysin has potential to tackle Kras mutant colorectal cancer: Oncolytics

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 20:51

Reolysin, an experimental human reovirus-based drug therapy could be an effective tool in dealing with drug resistant form of colorectal-cancer.

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Rajasthan hospitals to prescribe cheaper generic medicines

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 20:47

All the public hospitals in Rajasthan would soon start prescribing cheaper generic drugs promoted by the government through its Jan Aushadhi programme, instead of the usual branded formulations of commonly used drugs.

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No plan to sell promoter’s stake, says Piramal Healthcare

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 20:43

India's Pirmal Healthcare has no plans to sell its promoters stake to either Pfizer or any other multinational company, Piramal clarified in a statement scotching rumors.

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Prices of cough, vitamin syrups may be revised in India soon

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 20:39

Prices of several widely used cough mixtures and vitamin syrups including Corex, Phensedyl, Becosules and Dexorange could go up at least marginally in the coming months as some of the ingredients used to sweeten these syrups such as sugar have become costly.

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Ranbaxy withdraws mirtazapine, sertraline pills from Britain, Ireland & Denmark

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 20:37

India's Ranbaxy Laboratories is recalling two generic anti-depressant mirtazapine s and another medicine from European markets of Britain, Ireland and Denmark, reports said.

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India revokes patent granted to Roche’s Valcyte (valganciclovir): Reports

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 20:34

Cipla launched a generic version of valganciclovir in 2008 while the anti-viral was under patent in India

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Metronidazole injection supplied by India’s Claris Lifescience recalled in US

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 19:44

Sagent Pharmaceuticals has recalled metronidazole injection supplied by India's Claris Lifesciences as some of the lots have been found non-sterile.

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