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A first for India - IVF baby born of surrogacy

...n laws. In that case the child would be treated as orphan and then his guardian would be appointed by the Juvenile Welfare Board," said legal expert Gitanath Ganguly. Source: Indo-Asian News Service...

Free HIV Tests Brings Crowd to the Testing Centers

...sed case, counseling and information about HIV and orphan care and assistance. The KIWAKKUKI program asked the Duke University to provide testing against HIV in Tanzania as the HIV infection rate in Tanzania is about 8.8 %. After testing it was found that so far about 16.7 % of those tested at KIWAKKUKI ...

Zactima Receives Fast Track Designation By The FDA

...g Administration (FDA). The drug also received the orphan drug designation // recently for treatment of anaplastic, medullary, follicular, locally advanced and metastatic medullary thyroid cancer. Following the approval, investigation of the drug in the treatment of medullary thyroid carcinoma is expected t...

Dacogen comes to the rescue of MDS

...ment of blood cells. The FDA has given the drug an orphan drug status. This is because it is used in the treatment of rare diseases or conditions that affect fewer than 200,000 people in the U.S. the approval has been an alternative for people suffering from MDS as they can avoid blood transfusions says St...

Ranbaxy to Market Debiopharm's New Drug in India

...a, Bangladesh and Nepal. Sanvar has been granted orphan drug status in the US where it is presently undergoing Phase III clinical trials. Debiopharm expects to file Sanvar for approval in the US in first quarter of 2007. "We are glad to partner with Debiopharm in the gastro-enterology area and shall wor...

Tsunami-Hit Coastal Regions Needs More Relief

...ive in coastal Tamil Nadu, helping in adoption and orphan care after the tsunami. It has also stopped child trafficking. "As many as 500 NGOs had jumped into tsunami relief in the aftermath, but now only about 50 are left," says Ram Mohan of the NGO Coordination And Resource Centre. Companies like Wipr...

Zolpidem Might Assist Patients With Akinetic Mutism

...eneficial drugs, especially in the case of rare or orphan diseases. Source-Eurekalert PRI...

FDA Approves First-of-its-Kind Drug to Treat Rare Blood Disorder

...is approval is one of multiple examples of how the orphan products program can benefit the public health wit...er who obtains marketing approval for a designated orphan product. About one person out of a million people will be diagnosed with PNH. Source-Bio-Bio Tech...

One More Drug to Fight Brain Cancer

...nzastaurin,// an anti-cancer drug the status of an orphan drug. (Orphan drug status gives the drug's manuf...rket the compound. This protection of unpatentable orphan drugs encourages their development by greatly increasing their profitability.) Enzastaurin, being ...

UCSF Brain Tumor Vaccine Trial Shows Promising Results

... therapy. Vitespen has been granted fast-track and orphan drug designations from the Food and Drug Administration for both metastatic melanoma (skin cancer) and renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer). Reviewing the presentation at AANS, Henry Brem, MD, director of neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Medical I...

Global Heartbeat Control Suggests Therapy for Beating Heart Failure

... the whole setup. That's what's really new." The orphan nuclear receptor known as ERR was known to scientists as a key regulator in the production of cellular power plants called mitochondria, the researchers explained. But whether ERR or related ERR receptors play a broader role in cardiac energetics and...

Avicena to Advance Huntington's Disease Clinical Program into Phase III

...or the treatment of Huntington's disease (HD) with orphan drug designation in the U.S. Avicena has recently completed a Phase II clinical study of HD-02 led by Dr. Steven Hersch of Massachusetts General Hospital. Results from this study, which were published in the January 24, 2006 issue of Neurology, sho...

Novagali Pharma Presents Phase III Clinical Trial of Vekacia(R) for Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis

... adults living in warm climates worldwide. In this orphan disease, it was shown that both symptoms and signs of disease improved in patients receiving Vekacia(R). Furthermore, the tolerability of Vekacia(R) was excellent. The study was designed as a clinical phase II/III, multicenter, randomized parallel ...

FDAs Gesture for Firm Manufacturing Drug for Cushings Syndrome

...g manufacturers Corcept Therapeutics has received orphan drug status for its Corlux from the Food and Drug ...treatment of such rare diseases the designation of orphan drug helps. In the US an orphan drug is any drug developed under the Orphan Drug Act of January ...

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