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Archive for June, 2010

Thrice-a-week insulin degludec shows promise: Novo Nordisk

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 15:45

      Degludec, an ultra-long-acting insulin currently in development, shows the potential to control blood glucose levels in diabetic when injected once daily or thrice a week doses.

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Eisai is hiring 100 staff including scientists to man upcoming R&D centre in India

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 15:41

  The Japanese drug maker Eisai Co is looking to hire as many as 100 people in India, reports said.

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Ban on emergency contraceptives i-pill, Unwanted 72 and Option 72 sought on dangers to health, concerns of misuse

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 15:28

  A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Andhra Pradesh High Court seeking to ban the sales of over-the-counter emergency contraceptive pills such as i-pill, Unwanted 72 and Option 72 in India as they can lead to widespread misuse and dangerous consequences to the public.

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Apollo goes rural; to start hospitals in Karaikudi, Andaman & Nicobar, Karimnagar and Chittoor

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 15:27

  Apollo Hospitals, one of the largest private hospital chains in India, is setting up secondary and tertiary care facilities Karaikudi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Karimnagar and Chittoor.

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Honey dressing Medihoney Alginate heals chronic wounds faster: Derma Sciences

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 7:21

Medihoney Alginate Dressing, a honey based dressing to facilitate healing of wounds and burns, will be reaching markets soon.

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Cochlear implant device Nucleaus 5 to cure deafness surgery in KKR ENT Hospital, Chennai

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 6:31

Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai and Apollo Hospital in Hyderabad are the other two hospitals in India where this most advanced cochlear implant surgery using Nucleus 5 was done recently.

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Quick blood test for hepatitis C virus infection OraQuick to go on sale

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 6:08

OraQuick, a blood test for the speedy detection of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has been approved in US for sale.

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Kerala drug regulator challenges herbal Musli Power Xtra’s claims as impotency medicine in court

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 5:13

Drug regulatory authorities in south Indian state of Kerala has moved court challenging the efficacy of Musli Power Xtra - one of the widely popular herbal medicine with claims to boost sexual prowess in both men and women.

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MMV joins hands with AstraZeneca to eliminate malaria from India, worldwide

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 15:57

Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) has joind hands with one of the world's top drug maker AstraZeneca to develop medicines to eliminate malaria in India and worldover.

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Error-free blood glucose testing strips FreeStyle Lite to hit markets shortly: Abbott

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 15:24

FreeStyle Lite blood glucose test strips, a new error-free sugar level monitoring strips to be used in glucometers by diabetics, will be available in markets shortly.

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