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FDA probes diabetes drug metformin for carcinogen NDMA
Published: 6 Dec 2019 | 1:44 UTC

The move is part of the agency's broader push to investigate a range of drugs for the presence of the carcinogen, known as N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), with popular heartburn medication Zantac being recalled this year for fear it contained NDMA.

FDA Approves First Generics of Gilenya
Published: 5 Dec 2019 | 22:12 UTC

December 05, 2019 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved three applications for first generics of Gilenya (fingolimod) capsules for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) in adult patients. “Approving safe...

Biogen divulges more data on Alzheimer’s trials
Published: 5 Dec 2019 | 19:14 UTC

Biotech’s shares fluctuate as it tries to win over sceptics of aducanumab

Annual Reported Measles Incidence Dropped From 2000 to 2018
Published: 5 Dec 2019 | 19:00 UTC

THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2019 -- The annual reported measles incidence decreased from 2000 to 2018, but the number of cases increased from 2016 to 2018, according to research published in the Dec. 6 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

More Than 100 E. Coli Illnesses Now Linked to Romaine Lettuce
Published: 5 Dec 2019 | 19:00 UTC

THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2019 -- Federal health officials are currently investigating a multistate outbreak of Escherichia coli infection linked to romaine lettuce thought to be grown in Salinas, California. Case numbers have risen from 67 reported a week...

GSK seeks FDA approval for investigational HIV treatment
Published: 5 Dec 2019 | 12:52 UTC

Fostemsavir is being developed for use in combination with other antiretroviral agents in adults who have been previously taken treatments for HIV and have developed resistance to the drugs due to various factors.

Take action against those selling prescription drugs OTC: HC to Centre, Delhi govt
Published: 5 Dec 2019 | 11:51 UTC

The Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Rule 65 of Drugs and Cosmetic Rules, 1945 list the manufacture and sale of all drugs which cannot be purchased without the prescription of a qualified doctor.

Mankind Pharma launches drug for treatment of infertility in India
Published: 5 Dec 2019 | 10:51 UTC

With the launch, the company has become the first Indian and second global firm to develop the drug, Mankind Pharma said in a statement.

Mankind Pharma launches drug for treatment of infertility in India
Published: 5 Dec 2019 | 10:51 UTC

With the launch, the company has become the first Indian and second global firm to develop the drug, Mankind Pharma said in a statement.

AstraZeneca-Merck Lynparza wins approval in China for ovarian cancer treatment
Published: 5 Dec 2019 | 9:32 UTC

The approval in China is based on the results from a late-stage study in which Lynparza lowered the risk of disease progression or death by 70% when compared to placebo.

Announcement of collaborative research agreement with National Cancer Center on analysis of gut bacteria related to cancer
Published: 5 Dec 2019 | 0:00 UTC

bitBiome, Inc. and National Cancer Center of Japan have signed a collaborative research agreement on the analysis of gut bacteria related to cancer on November 22nd..

Cannabics Pharmaceuticals Announces the Appointment of Dr. Yaakov Waksman as Head of Cannabidiol Research
Published: 5 Dec 2019 | 0:00 UTC

Cannabics Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCQB: CNBX), a leader in personalized cannabinoid medicine focused on cancer and its side effects, announced today that Dr. Yaakov Waksman is to join the company as Head of Cannabidiol Research.

So-Young Announces Changes to Board of Directors
Published: 5 Dec 2019 | 0:00 UTC

So-Young International Inc., the most popular online destination for discovering, evaluating and reserving medical aesthetic services in China, announced the appointment of Dr. Haipeng Zhang, also known as Feng Tang, to its board of directors.

IIT-Hyderabad develops device to monitor ECG data in real time
Published: 4 Dec 2019 | 13:20 UTC

CVD tops the list of public health concern compared to other diseases and has almost become the primary cause of human deaths, as per a survey of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Trump administration willing to drop USMCA pharma provisions
Published: 4 Dec 2019 | 7:09 UTC

Bid to win support from Democrats in deal seen as template for future negotiations

How pot stocks lost their highs
Published: 4 Dec 2019 | 4:00 UTC

Momentum has stalled in key markets such as New York, New Jersey and Connecticut

Researchers find ways to make medical equipment infection-free
Published: 1 Dec 2019 | 16:50 UTC

Candida albicans, a commonly found microbe, can turn deadly when it colonises on devices such as catheters implanted in the human body.

Govt's public procurement directive to states may restrict competition: MTaI
Published: 29 Nov 2019 | 12:59 UTC

The timing of the directive, issued this month, is surprising as the industry is actively discussing the means to streamline public procurement of medical devices without disturbing the demand-supply equation, MTaI said in a statement.



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