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Cheap Indian Medicines Illegally Flooding Pak Markets

...accounts for 22 percent of the world production of generic pharmaceuticals, and it exports around 42 percent of its products to markets all over the world, except Pakistan. However, Dr Waheed feels that if Pakistan decides to import drugs from India, it should only allow those drugs that have been approved...

Clamor for Catheter-based Ablation Increasing Among Heart Patients in US

...r $1,000 annually for many patients by prescribing generic drugs, but ablation advocates say the true cost of... include anti-arrythmia agents like amiodarone and generic sotalol, along with anti-clotting drugs, like warfarin. But doctors and patients alike have been dis...

Asia Must Overcome HIV Stigma, Say Research Chiefs

...so pushing international drugmakers over access to generic versions of newer and more expensive HIV medications that are needed to treat patients who have become resistant to the old drugs....

Purdue Pharma Agrees to Pay $600 Million Fine for Misbranding Oxycontin

... the company had entered a secret deal to head off generic competition to Plavix, its biggest-selling product. The investigation began last summer with a search of the companys Manhattan headquarters by federal agents and it led to the dismissal of the chief executive, Peter R. Dolan....

Thousands Gather in Sydney for HIV Conference

...but was saved when friends raised money to buy her generic drugs. She believes the fact that she was living in the capital Port Moresby, rather than a remote province where medication would not have been available, saved her life. "If I was in other areas I would have died," she told AFP ahead of a major H...

Abbot Sues French AIDS Group

...the condition that the country agrees to not allow generic versions of the drug into the market. The group encouraged between 500 and 1,000 HIV/AIDS advocates from Canada, France, India, Thailand and the U.S. to click on a link posted on Act Up-Paris' Web site that caused Abbott's server to become overloade...

Generic Competitor for Plavix Blocked in US

...r either for US judges. A Canadian company's cheap generic version of the blood thinner Plavix has been bloc...y Sanofi-Aventis to stop Apotex from producing the generic drug, which had gained a majority of market share after its launch last summer. The judge had allowe...

Autistic Kids can Understand Other People Through Stereotypes

... an individual's likes or dislikes conflicted with generic stereotypes. Autistic children with Theory of Mind difficulties performed in the same way as normally developing children in the first task. 75 per cent of the answers children gave - whether they were autistic or not - were in line with commonly h...

Orchid Gets Approval for Antibiotic Drug from FDA

...settings. "Orchid's Cefepime approval for the US generic market is prestigious, given that it is the first abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) approval received for this product from the FDA. The product has been supplied to Apotex for distribution by them in the US," Orchid's Managing Director K. Ragh...

Recall of the AIDS Drug Causes Panic in Zambia

...l which can cause cancer. The drug Viracept, whose generic name is nelfinavir, was recalled after tests on batches revealed higher than normal quantities of methane sulfonic acid ethyl ester. Roche, the Swiss company that manufactures the drug promptly recalled the drug from the European Union market after ...

Physical Activity can Be Increased by a Motivating Mail

...ed feedback for one year. A control group received generic health information with no physical-activity specific information. They then could chose either the print or phone program after one year. Study participants submitted data about their physical activity in personal logs and surveys. The print and t...

Revealing the Secrets of Gut Ecosystem

...inal microbial communities converged toward a more generic profile characteristic of the adult intestine. The new study, the authors noted, might bring some clarity to the factors that shape the composition of the microbial communities in the infant intestinal tract. For example, there are conflicting stud...

Travelers Beware: Is Your Medicine Really What the Doctor Ordered?

...ional Biotechnology Conference. Unlike approved generic drug names, brand names of drugs are not standardi...y, patients should always ask their doctor for the generic name, ingredients and the dosage when receiving a prescription in order to double-check that the dru...

National Pharmaceutical Policy Referred to Ministerial Panel

...as also to promote the production and marketing of generic drugs in the country, said B.K. Handique, minister of state for chemicals and fertilisers and parliamentary affairs. The policy was taken up by the cabinet at its meeting on Jan 11 and referred to the GOM which had its first meeting on April 10. ...

Brazil Government In Contention With Merck Over Anti-AIDS Drug

...and allow Brazil to manufacture the drug or to buy generic versions while paying Merck a small royalty. Efavirenz is the drug most widely used by Brazil's anti-AIDS program, which provides free medication for anyone who needs it.Currently 75,000 of the 180,000 Brazilians who receive the free cocktail of an...

Anti-Epileptic Drug Intake May Result In Children With Mental Retardation

...i-Synthelabo, though the drug is also available in generic forms. As of now, Sanofi is the only company involved in the court action, with a trial date set for October 2008. Lead researcher Kimford Meador, of the University of Florida in Gainesville, looked at IQ results of 187 children born to mothers who...

New Critical Path Report Highlights Research Needed to Foster Generic Drug Development

...ientific questions that impede the development of generic versions of commonly used drugs. The report is p...s that are limiting the availability of additional generic drug options," said Gary Buehler, R.Ph., director, FDA's Office of Generic Drugs. "We hope these fin...

Thailand Unfazed As US Worries Over Copyright Violations

...his government's move to allow the introduction of generic versions of three patented drugs-in spite of US w...s, DVDs and apparel here in addition to Thailand's generic drug efforts. It calls it "further indications of a weakening of respect for patents." In protest...

Brazil Opts for Indian Drugs Bypassing Merck

...nt on AIDS drug Efavirenz and opted for a cheaper generic alternative from India. With a decree he signed Friday, Brazil will be able to import generic versions of Efavirenz from three companies in India - and the price for the drugs will be 72 percent...

Brazilian President Silva Issues Compulsory License for Merck's Antiretroviral Efavirenz

...ued a compulsory license to produce a lower-cost, generic version of Merck's antiretroviral Efavirenz, the A...ry would purchase from an India-based drug maker a generic version of Efavirenz if Merck did not offer the drug at a lower price. According to the decree, Efav...

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