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Experimental Hepatitis C Drug Registers 95% Success Rate

Experimental Hepatitis C Drug Registers 95% Success Rate

German Researchers have claimed that an experimental Hepatitis Drug has registered 95 percent success rate even in cases of failure of earlier treatment. The drug could be termed as blockbuster but the major issue is the high cost of treatment.

EU backs endocyte ovarian cancer drug

EU backs endocyte ovarian cancer drug

The drug giant, Endocyte Inc. has finally got the approval which was crucial to them from the advisors of EU for their endorsement of ovarian cancer drug Vynfinit.

Tamiflu Reduced Death Risk during 2009 H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic

Tamiflu Reduced Death Risk during 2009 H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic

After analyzing data from 78 studies that included more than 29,000 patients of all age groups from 38 different countries, it has been found that Roche's antiviral drug Tamiflu has saved lives during the H1N1 swine flu pandemic.

US FDA places Import Alert on Sun Pharmaceutical Plant

US FDA places Import Alert on Sun Pharmaceutical Plant

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, the largest drug maker in India in terms of market value, witnessed a fall in its share price due to an import alert placed on the company by the FDA in the United States. These import restrictions to the United States have been attributed due to non-adherence of manufacturing guidelines in one plant.
 

Post Ruling, Pfizer faces tough competition for Celebrex patent

Post Ruling, Pfizer faces tough competition for Celebrex patent

With the federal court invalidating a patent ruling that would have protected Pfizer Inc. till the end of 2015, the biggest drug manufacturer in the world is set to face tough competition for Celebrex, an arthritis pill that has yearly sales worth $3 billion.
 

GlaxoSmithKline to seek Approval for Asthma Drug based on Positive Results from Studies

GlaxoSmithKline to seek Approval for Asthma Drug based on Positive Results from

GlaxoSmithKline PLC has announced that it may file global regulatory approval for a drug for severe asthma later this year, after it released positive results for two late-stage studies on Wednesday. The first study found that after using mepolizumab patients with a severe and often crippling form of a disease called eosinophilic asthma sought immense reduction in the frequency of attacks.

FDA: Pharma firms should Assess Neurocognitive Side-Effects of New Cholesterol Drugs

FDA: Pharma firms should Assess Neurocognitive Side-Effects of New Cholesterol D

The US Food and Drug Administration review team has urged Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Sanofi SA to assess their experimental cholesterol drug for potential neurocognitive side-effects. The news was confirmed by Sanofi in its annual report on Friday.

Quality concerns in India raised by top U.S. drug regulator

Quality concerns in India raised by top U.S. drug regulator

In order to address the quality concerns with generic drug makers, the head of the U. S. Food and Drug Administration said she will visit India. There are also plans to discuss the expansion of inspection carried out overseas in order address the country's growing role in producing medicines sold in the U. S.

GlaxoSmithKline’s diabetes drug wants European approval

GlaxoSmithKline’s diabetes drug wants European approval

Glaxosmithkline declared on Friday that it has appropriated a positive sentiment from the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for human use with respect to the organization's sort 2 diabetes medicine, albiglutide, under the brand name Eperzan.

European Medicines Agency to Review Efficacy of Morning after Pill for Overweight Women

European Medicines Agency to Review Efficacy of Morning after Pill for Overweigh

On the request of the Swedish medicines regulatory agency, European regulators will carry out an assessment on certain morning after pills to find if they are equally effective for women weighing over 165.34 pounds or not.

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