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FDA Nanotechnology Task Force takes positive step forward

...irtually every product category FDA regulates—from pharmaceuticals and devices to cosmetics and food supplements— and in calling for a wide range of FDA actions to prepare for and execute its oversight role. While available evidence does not suggest that all materials with nanoscale dimensions will be hazardous, the...

Napo Obtains Special Protocol Assessment Agreement From FDA for Crofelemer

...e development and commercialization of proprietary pharmaceuticals for the global marketplace in collaboration with local partners , today announced that under the Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) process it has obtained agreement with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the design of its pivot...

China Cracks the Whip Against Drug Manufacturers Who Fail Quality Norms

...antibiotic blamed for at least 10 deaths. In the pharmaceuticals department, Cao, 45, had the power to approve pharmaceutical production in China from 2002 to 2006. The sentencing was followed a day later by a report in the official China Daily that the food and drug watchdog had pulled the production licenses o...

Food Safety Chief Executed for Bribery in China

...d production and sale of fake and shoddy foods and pharmaceuticals will be effectively contained in future. A senio...d production and sale of fake and shoddy foods and pharmaceuticals will be effectively contained in future. A senior official had said, The Chinese government attach...

Drug Patent Compulsory Licensing

...ntries to manufacture cheaper versions of patented pharmaceuticals for non-commercial use or in cases of health care emergencies. Just recently, Brazil and Thailand have invoked these rules simply to lower the cost of expensive AIDS and heart medications-a strategy that Cahoy argues should be more controlled. In h...

Phase II Data Show Efficacy and Tolerability of Tapentadol in Chronic Pain Treatment

...elops, produces and markets high therapeutic value pharmaceuticals that contribute to patients' ability to control their own lives. Grunenthal is an independent, family-owned German company operating with affiliates in 27 countries all over the world. Founded in 1946, the company employs 1,900 people in Germany and ...

Recall of the AIDS Drug Causes Panic in Zambia

...d in utero. William Burns, chief executive of the pharmaceuticals division, said: "We take the welfare of patients extremely seriously. With the knowledge we have to date, we consider the risk to patients to be low, however we want to be sure patients can be followed and these registries will allow us to do just th...

US, India Join Together to Improve Healthcare in India

...in other countries towards compulsory licensing of pharmaceuticals - essentially expropriating intellectual property ...ns of these countries with poor access to outdated pharmaceuticals and treatment programmes. "We don't want to see this retrograde trend adversely affecting India's ...

Astrazeneca's Investigational Cancer Therapies Revealed at ASCO

...lopment, manufacture and marketing of prescription pharmaceuticals and the supply of healthcare services. It is one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies with healthcare sales of $26.47 billion and leading positions in sales of gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, neuroscience, respiratory, oncology and inf...

China is Cracking Down on Food Safety

...d production and sale of fake and shoddy foods and pharmaceuticals will be effectively contained in future. The Chinese government has been under pressure to act on the mounting concern both at home and abroad regarding the poor quality standards of Chinese-produced food and medicines. Zheng Xiaoyu, former head of...

Super Fruit Fly may Harbor Hope for Human Longevity

...rs, Roberts said, estimating that a quarter of all pharmaceuticals focus on GPCRs. This approach should be generally applicable, he added. And generally powerful, given that GPCRs are extremely unstable and difficult to work with. The Roberts group went around the problem by disconnecting the unstable part of t...

Ukraine Struggles Against Fake Drug Trade

...n 2007, Pilipenko's lab has found three percent of pharmaceuticals checked to be counterfeits. Usually the products are not toxic but contain far less of their active ingredient than required. Pilipenko pointed to a shelf used for teaching purposes that contained dozens of medicine packages in pairs -- a genuine...

Different Approach Needed to Protect Brains of Premature Babies

...ting new drugs, so we want to test a number of new pharmaceuticals to see if any can protect axons early in brain development," Goldberg says. Source-Newswise...

GlaxoSmithKline Signs Outsourcing Deal With TCS

...le in India, where it controls 5.9 per cent of the pharmaceuticals market, The Times said. Amber Salzman, senior vice-president of development operations at GSK, said in a statement that the company had picked TCS as a partner because of its strong record in knowledge process outsourcing and operational excellence...

FDA Cites Challenges of Generic Biotech

...raditional chemical-based pharmaceuticals, biotech pharmaceuticals are made from living cells and proteins. The biotech industry has long argued that because these proteins are more prone to minor differences when mass produced, it will be more difficult for generic drug companies to safely reproduce them. Woodcoc...

Flood of Fake Drugs Must Be Stopped, Warns UN

...The problem of counterfeit medication and abuse of pharmaceuticals containing controlled substances bought without prescriptions has been in existence for some time," said Emafo. "However, the rapid expansion of unregulated markets has dramatically worsened the situation." Source-Bio-Bio Technology SRM...

India, China Trying to Fight Disease With Nanotechnology

...technology, materials development, transportation, pharmaceuticals and medicine. The emerging field involves scientists from many disciplines, including physicists, chemists, engineers, materials scientists and biologists. More than 400 consumer products worldwide are derived from the use of nanotechnology in some...

Dr Reddy's Eyeing for Generics Arm of Merck

...ajor European company - the generics arm of German pharmaceuticals giant Merck. "We will take a look at it and then...llow Merck to concentrate on its core prescription pharmaceuticals business. The Times said that Merck Generics had sales in over 90 countries and was the third-larg...

Max Planck Researchers Incorporate Odorant Receptors into Artificial Membranes

...ins in situ. This is of considerable importance to pharmaceuticals research, as it means that new active agent screenings can now be carried out using receptors that were inaccessible until now. Sinner was awarded the Engelhorn Foundation's 2007 Research Prize for the Promotion of Biotechnology and Gene Technology f...

Scientists Discover New Gene

...mor protective machinery. This work indicates that pharmaceuticals that switch on CHD5 may provide a way to treat many types of human cancer. The research team worked with mouse models, which enabled them to investigate the gains and losses of the chromosome segment corresponding to human 1p36. To extend the resea...

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