America’s hottest diet craze

December 13th, 2011|

Thousands of Americans claim that African mango works on losing your weight. An exotic skinny fruit, African mango is day by day becoming the hottest diet for Americans. An African Mango Diet has been called a “wonder weight loss drug”, and many have shared testimonials of the weight loss benefits.

Air freshener dangerous to health

December 13th, 2011|

Air fresheners which are used for clean refreshing house or car may smells sweet but very few people understand how bad air fresheners are for their health. Science has confirmed that though air freshener smells sweet but they may cause lung cancer. People with asthma or allergies may want to avoid air fresheners and other chemicals used to spread fragrant scents through their homes, and their doctors should be aware of the hazards.

New Vaccine for Malaria

December 2nd, 2011|

Malaria has been a serious issue since a long period of time and controlling malaria has been a top goal of international public-health authorities. Caused by parasites transmitted by infected mosquitoes, malaria annually sickens more than 200 million people and kills nearly 800,000, mostly children in Africa. Because children are the most vulnerable to the disease, efforts to develop a vaccine have focused on them.

Teva might launch generic Lipitor: Analysts

December 2nd, 2011|

Israel based pharmaceutical company Teva, the world's biggest generic drug maker, will reportedly be able to exclusively distribute its version of the Lipitor cholesterol-lowering medicine due to its collaboration with Indian pharmaceutical company Ranbaxy, which holds a 180-day permit to distribute the generic drug, Calcalist , it is learned.

Light fights against Cancer

December 2nd, 2011|

Researchers in U.S have discovered that light could be a “promising” tool in the fight against cancer, without damaging the surrounding tissues. They described how a drug could be created which sticks to tumors, but is activated only when hit by specific waves of light.

Coffee lowers risk of Skin Cancer

December 2nd, 2011|

According to a research by American Association for Cancer Research, people who drink coffee are at a reduced risk of developing Basal Cell Carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer. And the more they drink lesser the risk !!

Indian pharmaceutical industry has tremendous potential to grow from the current levels

February 19th, 2010|

A highly organized sector, the Indian pharmaceutical industry is estimated to be worth $4.5 billion, growing at about 8% to 9% every year.

Brit scientists find way to store vaccines in room temp

February 18th, 2010|

Scientists may have finally found a way to deal with one of developing world's worst problems in healthcare — faulty and inadequate cold chain for vaccine storage. British scientists from Oxford University have found a way to keep vaccines stable even in room temperature.

GlaxoSmithKline Pharma: In sound health

February 18th, 2010|

Sales growth and control on costs helped improve margins.Improved sales across its four business units helped GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals record an 18 per cent year-on-year growth in gross sales to Rs 453 crore for the December 2009 quarter. This, coupled with lower excise outgo, helped the company post a better-than-expected 20 per cent year-on-year jump in net sales.

Reddy formula

February 18th, 2010|

If a shareholder had invested about Rs 2,500 in Dr Reddy's Laboratories through the IPO in August 1986 and the rights issue of 1989, what do you think the holding would be worth today? A whopping Rs 40 lakh!

Pharmaceutical Advantage For India

February 18th, 2010|

The Indian drug industry could make huge gains as over $70 billion worth of drugs are expected to go off patent in the US, the world’s largest pharma market, in the next three years.

Sanofi aventis extends pact with Aureus Pharma for licence of DDI Predict 2009 Edition application

February 18th, 2010|

Aureus Pharma, a leading provider of knowledge management solutions to accelerate discovery and development in the life sciences industry, announced the extension of its agreement with sanofi-aventis for the licence of the DDI Predict 2009 Edition application.

Dishman joins hands with Californian firm

February 18th, 2010|

Ahmedabad based Contract Research and Manufacturing Services (CRAMS) major Dishman Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals Ltd has entered into a strategic alliance with California based biotechnology firm Codexis, Inc. that will allow Dishman to use of Codexis' proprietary enzymatic biocatalysis technology to manufacture intermediates and active pharmaceutical intermediates (APIs).

Russia invites Indian pharmas for joint ventures

February 16th, 2010|

Russia today invited Indian pharmaceutical companies to set up joint ventures in the country.

Pharma industry deserves priority status

February 16th, 2010|

In this arena, we believe there should be two broad priorities for India. First, to ensure that there is timely access to affordable quality medicine for the underprivileged. Second, due to the global scale and impact of the Indian pharmaceutical industry, to ensure that we give it the most comprehensive support that it deserves.

MDS selling Pharma Services unit for 45 million US dollars

February 16th, 2010|

Medical research firm MDS Inc. is selling its Pharma Services Early Stage unit to two private equity firms for $45 million.

Pharmaceutical Giants AstraZeneca (AZN), Rigel (RIGL) Collaborate On Arthritis Drug

February 16th, 2010|

According to a report, UK based Pharma company AstraZeneca PLC (ADR) (NYSE: AZN), and US based Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIGL) plan to develop a drug to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

Biogen Idec lines up big India push

February 15th, 2010|

Like pharma giants Pfizer, Eli Lilly and Merck & Co, US biotechnology major Biogen Idec also doesn’t want to miss the India opportunity.

GSK sees growth shot in vaccines

February 15th, 2010|

For GSK Pharmaceuticals Ltd, vaccines is clearly a major focus area, currently constituting about 8% of total sales.

Indian pharma in midst of corporate transformation

February 15th, 2010|

Surging growth and global operations ensure they can’t be family-run any longer.

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