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GlaxoSmithKline - Changes Lamictal(R) Label Appearance and Packaging

Lamictal, an antiepileptic drug, is one of the several prescription drugs that has encountered the problem of dispensing errors. ..Dispensing errors are often a result of miscommunication, which can include poor hand writing of the prescription and confusion between drugs with similar names.// ....It is important for patients with epilepsy not to have an interruption in treatment because it could...

Iodex goes to SmithKline Beecham consumer Healthcare

Iodex is the market leader in the pain-balm segment, with a market share of 70 per cent-plus. Iodex faces challenges from local brands like Amrutanjan, Tiger Balm (locally manufactured by Elder Pharma), Zandu Balm and Sensur of Glenmark. // ....Glaxo SmithKline India (GSK) has decided to transfer its Iodex range of products to SmithKline Beecham Consumer Healthcare (SKBCH), a GSK subsidiary. SKB...

GlaxoSmithKline To Cultivate Non-Smoking Environment

GlaxoSmithKline is putting its best foot forward in completing its social responsibility. The steps will also enable the company promote Zyban, its anti-smoking drug. Glaxo is aiding companies cultivate a non-smoking environment as part of its policy, along with providing teams to help in the transition. // ....Some of the corporate, which have negotiated for this 'no-smoking' environment, are H...

GlaxoSmithKline to Supply United States with 8 Million flu vaccine, Fluarix

GlaxoSmithKline will supply 8 million doses of its flu vaccine, Fluarix. This dosage is twice the amount GSK shipped to US last year. This amount of 8 million doses only represents about 10% of the demand from the US, due to increased need for vaccines against flu.// The immense need for vaccination increased due to large vaccination awareness programs organized in the US during recent years, due...

Reducing HIV Transmission

Researchers report encouraging results from a follow-up study of a new drug aimed at reducing the transmission of HIV from infected mothers to their newborn children.// ..Health officials estimate in 2002 about 800,000 children around the world were infected with HIV through mother-to-child transmission. More than 90 percent of these cases occurred in underdeveloped nations. The incidence is mu...

Drugs said to Reduce HIV Transmission to Baby

Research has shown the drugs zidovudine and nevirapine reduce the mother-to-child transmission of HIV in breastfeeding women in Africa. //The treatment is generally given late in pregnancy and continued until early infancy. Researchers conducted a study to determine if the two drugs given together reduced transmission more than just nevirapine alone when given after the baby is born...Recent rese...

A Reason To Smile

Lasers are creating a whole new experience for patients in dentist offices across the country. Dentists say lasers are putting more smiles on their patients' faces.// ..Laser procedures in dentistry are minimally invasive, result in less tissue removal, less bleeding and less discomfort for patients. There are a variety of dental uses for lasers. Some diagnose cavities, while others remove gum an...

Drug Found To Reduce The Transmission Of Herpes

Researchers say transmission of genital herpes to others is the chief concern in patients with the virus...However a new study shows //the drug valacyclovir may significantly reduce the spread of the genital herpes virus. ..Researchers studied more than 1,400 heterosexual couples. In each case, one partner was diagnosed with type 2 herpes and the other was susceptible to the virus. Type 2 herpes...

Transmission Of Infectious Disease On Planes Analyzed

Based on findings of a recent study researchers say people aren’t the only organisms traveling around the world but also is infectious diseases // . ..Previous studies conducted among air travelers, including those involving the spread of tuberculosis on planes. Results suggest sitting within two rows of a contagious individual during a flight lasting longer than eight hours places passengers at...

Incidence Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Among Gay Men On The Rise

Syphilis - Sexually transmitted diseases, incidence is rising among gay men as the fear// of AIDS has become less among them. AIDS is now a chronic disease and not a fatal disease. There is some indication that the increased use of methamphetamines (that enhances sexual drive) and makes users less cautious. Another dimension of new social behaviour is the use of Internet chat rooms, this has...

FDA Mislead On Asthma Drug By GlaxoSmithKline

Charges have been held against, a London based leading drug company, GlaxoSmithKline for having presented incorrect data regarding an anti-asthmatic drug, Serevent to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration two years ago when the // medicine came up for a review. This became evident last November when The FDA identified Serevent as a drug that needed additional warnings. .. ..The Public Citizen Gro...

Breast feeding can prevent HIV infection transmission

William Paxton and Colleagues from University of Amsterdam has found that Breast feeding milk helps to prevent transmission of HIV infection to child. Though it is well// known that Mother to child transmission of HIV accounts for a large proportion of HIV infections in children, with many infected as a result of breastfeeding, which requires transfer of the virus across mucosal barriers. These r...

Historic Increase In Incidence Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Scotland

The number of HIV cases in Scotland last year reached the highest figure over the past two decades according to an NHS report, the preliminary work of which started in 1986.// In view of increasing HIV testing, nearly 364 new cases were identified in 2004 alone. ..The incidence of other sexually transmitted infections also showed a considerable increase with the number of cases diagnosed with...

HIV transmission to children's must be prevented in Africa

Lucy Auwalu a HIV positive mother, who gave birth to HIV negative childrens want the countries in African continent to provide drugs, information and clean water which could help HIV positive mothers to give birth to HIV negative childs. Auwalu has started an organization which provides // information about the ways to prevent transmission of the virus from mother to child during child birth. Au...

Man Convicted For Transmitting HIV

The District Court in Brisbane, Australia, has convicted 37-year-old Mark Kenneth Reid for having intentionally transmitted the HIV virus to his gay partner through unprotected sex//. Reid had been HIV positive since 1987, but he had denied this to his partner. Reid has been sentenced to 10 year’s imprisonment by the court. The name of the 42-year-old victim has not been revealed. ....Kenneth Re...

Poultry feces may transmit bird flu virus

World wide concern regarding the use of poultry waste and feces as food for fish growth as increased the widespread fear that the bird flu virus in the feces may be spread // with the feces to pond farms which may infect wild birds and migratory birds leading to worldwide spread of the bird flu virus. Researchers feel that the bird flu outbreak in china may be due to contaminated feces which woul...

Nutritionists give helpful advice to loose weight and say hello to 2006 with a smile

Loosing weight is fast becoming a global phenomenon just like IT was! ..To help million of people worldwide who made similar resolutions are nutrition // experts who urge moderation and avoiding quick fixes to lose weight. ..The idea is not to derail dieters' best efforts and even endanger their health. ...."Atkins - thank goodness, they're bankrupt," Davis said. "We don't endorse any of the f...

Youngsters Not Aware Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

In a study conducted by Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, majority of sexually active adolescent girls have negligible knowledge about sexually transmitted diseases//, until they are bitten. ....Julie downs, lead author of the study and a member of the Department of Social and Decision Sciences at Carnegie Mellon is of the opinion that in most cases Kids know about Sexually Transmitted...

Starpharma Develops New Gel (Vivagel) To Prevent HIV Transmission

The pharmaceutical company Starpharma saw an 8% increase in its share, following approval of Vivagel by the FDA, a new formulation, believed to prevent transmission of HIV. // The company even signed a $20 million (US) contract with the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, an integral part of the National Institute of Health. ....'There are currently no approved products fo...

Increased Risk Of HIV Transmission Following Vaginal Washing

A ten-year study conducted at Kenya has projected alarming results that the practice of internal vaginal washing among sex workers can increase the risk of contracting HIV virus by a margin of three. // This further moves on to a 4 times increased risk if detergents are used for the same according to Washington University researchers. The results of this research can be found in Aids journal, the...

GlaxoSmithKline Defends Its Products

Pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline which produces Panadol products like Panadol Extra has sought to dispel doubts with regard to the safety of its products. People in the Middle East Region // are reported to have received messages questioning the safety with regard to particular batch of its products, namely batch number 050292. ....The company has confirmed the safety of the products afte...

GlaxoSmithKline launches diabetes and cancer drugs

GlaxoSmithKline is in a spree of producing new diabetes and cancer drugs which it hopes will increase its sales this year. After the recent U.S. drug approvals it is starting // to market two of its new diabetes drug Avandaryl and Avandamet which is found to be effective in treating type 2 diabetes. ..The drug Avandaryl is manufactured by combining the two drugs Avandina and Sulphonylureas and t...

Generic Products Compete With GlaxoSmithKline

Stiff competition offered by generic drug makers may well eat into the profit figures of GlaxoSmithKline, according to company sources. The Cox-2 painkiller of the organization is also likely to suffer as a result of this.// The company is also embroiled in a tax related dispute with the Government in the US. The sales of the company for the year rose by13% at £21.6 billion, while its earnings w...

Bihar Government Dismissed Doctors For Negligence

Seven doctors were dismissed by the Bihar government on Wednesday for neglecting their duties according to official sources.// ....The Chief Minister of Bihar Mr. Nitish Kumar gave the nod for the dismissal of the doctors from service, which was carried out with immediate effect. ....Last week, the government dismissed three medical officers and initiated departmental proceedings against 16 doc...

Pilot Study to Test Effect of Mobile Phone Transmissions On Skin To Begin In Finland

HELSINKI - The radiation watchdog in Finland has decided to test the effects of radiation released from of mobile phones on human proteins by testing them directly on human skin in order to determine if these transmissions are detrimental to human health.// ..A pilot study that is scheduled to begin sometime next week will expose a small area of skin on the participants' arms to cell phone radia...

Lancet Blames CMA For Dismissal Of Editors

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) has been criticized by Lancet, one of the world's leading journals in the field of medicine regarding dismissal of the editor (Dr. John Hoey) and deputy editor// (Anne Marie Todkill) of Canadian Medical Association Journal. The Lancet editors, in the latest issue of the journal have remarked the issue as 'deeply troubling'. ..'Medical journals have a long h...

New Cervical Cancer Vaccine to Be Launched By Glaxo Smithkline

Cervarix, a cervical cancer vaccine produced by Glaxo Smithkline (Britain's biggest drug manufacturer) is being registered for approval// by the European regulatory authority. If approved, the vaccine would be marketed for commercial use, by the end of next year. ....Gardasil, a similar vaccine produced by the US pharmaceuticals giant Merck has already been registered for use in the US. It has...

NHS Trust Wants Abortion Mother's Case To Be Dismissed

Hospital bosses are taking steps to see that the woman who sued them for £250,000 over failure to abort the fetus of a twin//. Stacey Dow eventually gave birth to her daughter Jayde and sued the Perth Royal Infirmary for negligence and asked for maintenance for the girl. ..However, the Perth Sheriff Court was told that Ms Dow then aged 16 was given no guarantees that the abortion would be succe...

Secret behind Human To Human Transmission of Bird Flu Revealed

Scientists think they have found a reason as why bird flu transmissions among humans are rare. The virus infects the cells in the lung instead of affecting cells// in the nose and windpipe. When a person coughs or sneezes it is not brought out into the air. But scientist says that this might change as and when the virus mutates. .. Experts say the new research does not give any guarantee about...

GlaxoSmithKline Agrees To Settle Paxil Claims For $14 million

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has reached an agreement with Eliot Spitzer, New York Attorney General to settle claims that it deceptively tried to delay competitors from releasing the generic versions of its star anti-depressant drug Paxil.// ..GSK was allegedly involved in a shady enterprise to keep the generic producers of Paxil in a bind of using frivolous patent-infringement lawsuits, thus managin...

Estrogen also a potential neurotransmitter

According to a Johns Hopkins University behavioral neuroscientist evidence is mounting that estrogen, should also be thought of as a neurotransmitter when acting in the brain. // The study was funded by the National institute of mental health. ..In the same direction is an article by Gregory Ball, professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences in the university's Krieger School o...

GlaxoSmithKline's Zofran Helps In Treatment Of Dehydration In Children

The drug Zofran, commonly given in children to limit vomiting can help in the recovery of children dehydrated by viral gastroenteritis //. A latest study released on Wednesday further highlights that emergency room doctors are overusing the drug. ....Childhood gastroenteritis accounts for over 1.5 million of the emergency room visits annually. Dehydrated children are being encouraged to drink an...

Rates of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Soar In North UK

According to The Journal - Newcastle-upon-Tyne, there is an acute failure to deal with the soaring rates of sexually transmitted diseases in the North of the UK//. Patients with such diseases are able to get proper attention from the concerned clinics. ..The report says that sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have increased by 10 percent over the last year as compared to the national average...

Doubts About In UteroTransmission Of Senile Amyloidosis

Following demonstration of transmission of senile amyloidosis to offspring from affected mice, concerns about spread of the disease from mother to child// have been raised. Details about the scientific study 'Transmission of amyloidosis in offspring of mice with AApoAII amyloidosis,' by Korenaga et al., can be cited in the March issue of the American Journal of Pathology. ....Dementia can result...

Chancroid Vaccine Holds Promise In Reducing HIV Transmission

Researchers have reported success with a vaccine believed to protect against chancroid, a sexually transmitted disease//. If approved for use, it could put an end to this devastating disease that has been haunting sub-Saharan Africa. This could eventually result in a 10-fold reduction in transmission of HIV in the same region, if approved for commercial use. ....HIV plagues more than 25 million...

Animal Facts About Bird Flu Transmission

In view of the bird flu threat, several countries have banned the import of poultry and livestock from bird flu infected regions//. At this juncture, when several countries are bothered about the spread of bird flu to domestic or wild birds, it is perhaps the right time to understand that bird flu can be transmitted through animals other than birds as well. ..In order for a virus to jump from one...

Learn From a Leader: Smitherman shares a personal story about his battle with drugs

Ontario's health minister made a public confession, during his speech at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health Courage to Come Back, that he had spent precious// five years in the throes of drug addiction. Being perhaps the first cabinet minister to admit that he is also gay, the minister spoke of his suffering and struggle with drugs, which he eventually gave up only due to courage and conv...

Consumer Court Dismisses Rs 143 Crore Negligence Claim

New Delhi. The National Consumer Commission today dismissed the medical negligence claim to the tune of Rs 143 Crores filed by a US-based doctor //who had alleged that his wife died because of negligence given at a Kolkata hospital... ..The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission Bench comprising Justice M B Shah, Justice K S Gupta and Member Rajya Lakshmi, in its judgment, absolved five...

Court Dismisses 143-Crore Claim Against Hospital In Kolkata For Alleged Negligence In Treatment

New Delhi, June 1: The apex consumer court in New Delhi on Wednesday dismissed the highest ever medical compensation case of claim that was filed by an Indian born// US scientist Kunal Saha for the death of his wife in 1998, which he alleged due to the wrongful treatment. ....Making a statement from Ohio Saha said that the judgement of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC)...

Consumer Court Dismisses India’s Biggest Ever Medical Error Clai

The apex consumer court in New Delhi Thursday dismissed the case of highest-ever medical compensation claim filed by India-born US scientist Kunal Saha for the death of his wife in 1998 due to alleged wrongful treatment//. ....The judgement of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has 'shocked' the AIDS researcher. ....'This judgement is utterly shocking not just for mysel...
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