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Ranchi Hospital Gets the Nod to Perform Organ Transplantation

The Abdur Razzaque Ansari Memorial-Apollo Hospital here has become the first hospital in Jharkhand to obtain permission for performing organ transplantation.// The registration under the Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994, was received by the hospital Friday, said hospital spokesperso...

Lupin Gets Tentative Nod from FDA for Antidepressant Drug

Leading pharmaceutical company Lupin Ltd has received tentative approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its generic drug Sertraline Hydrochloride for// treatment of major depressive disorder. Mumbai based Lupin's Sertraline Hydrochloride tablets will be the AB-rated generic...

FDA Gives the Nod to 'Risperdal' For Use in Autistic Children

The Food and drug administration has given the go-ahead for a schizophrenia drug to be used in management of autism in children. The drug in question, Johnson & Johnson's 'Risperdal'//, holds promise in effectively managing irritability, aggression, self-injury and temper tantrums that might show u...

Lupin Gets DCGI Nod For Phase II Clinical Trials On Desoside-P

Pharma company Lupin Ltd today said it has received approval from the Drugs Controller General (India) (DCGI) to conduct Phase II clinical trials for the molecule LL-42 18 (Desoside-P).// The company received permission to continue Phase II clinical trials on the Psoriasis pure compound, LL-4...

Orchid Gets USFDA Nod for Cephalexin

Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd today said it has received approval from the USFDA for its ANDA (Abbreviated New Drug Application) of Cephalexin oral suspension. // Cephalexin, an off-patent molecule, forms part of Orchid Chemicals' distribution alliance with US generic pharma major Pa...

Ranbaxy Gets USFDA Nod For Simvastatin

Pharma major Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd has received approval from the USFDA for manufacturing and marketing cholesterol-lowering Simvastatin Tablets in the US market. // The company said it has received the approval for marketing the drug in strengths of 80mg with 180 day exclusivity. Si...

Cadila Gets Tentative USFDA Nod For Pravastatin Sodium Tablets

Cadila Healthcare Ltd has received tentative approval from the USFDA to market Pravastatin Sodium Tablets in the US market. // The tentative approval was given for strengths of 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg and 80 mg, the company informed the Bombay Stock Exchange. The company would market the dru...

FDA Gives Preliminary Nod To Cipla And Sun Drugs

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration statement has said that drug maker Cipla Ltd. has been given tentative approval for its generic AIDS drug nevirapine// that is to be marketed in a tablet form. Sun Pharma Ltd has also received similar approval for ondansetron in the injection form. Ond...

A nod for legal drug trade in Vancouver

As a plan to reduce illegal trading and as a clean up drive legalisation of drugs is in the pipeline in Vancouver. Vancouver’s mayor is considering providing free drugs to addicts// to help clean up the Downtown Eastside before the 2010 Winter Olympics. According to Sam Sullivan a donation by...

Grand FDA nod and approval for drug for heart transplant patients

In a relief FDA, the U.S. health regulators, gave their nod to the first new drug in nearly a decade to prevent organ rejection in heart transplant patients.// The drug, Astellas Pharma Inc.'s Prograf, is already cleared to prevent rejection of liver and kidney transplants. Dr. Steven Galson...

The Indian Government has given the nod to conduct Human volunteer trials inorder to develop preventive AIDS vaccines

The Indian Government has recently approved human volunteer trials for the country's second preventive// vaccine against HIV, the virus that leads to AIDS. A vaccine for the developing world, where anti-retroviral drugs are out of reach for millions of HIV-infected people, would be the ultimate pri...

Drug regulatory officials giving the nod for sale of Unapproved drug formulations in India

In a recent court hearing over nimesulide, a controversial non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug prescribed in India to treat // fever and pain the health ministry admitted that drug formulations unapproved by India’s drug regulatory agency and not evaluated for effectiveness are prescribed and sold...

Lamivudine Manufactured By Ranbaxy gets the nod from the US FDA

Ranbaxy Laboratories (RL) has received its first tentative approval from the US Food and drug administration ( FDA ) to manufacture // and market lamivudine tablets that can be used in combination with other anti - retroviral agents (ARVs) to treat patients with HIV infection. The approval ha...

Anti obesity pill gets EURO nod

As an impetus to the weight loss industry a panel comprising European experts recommended Sanofi-Aventis's anti-obesity pill Acomplia be approved for sales// in the European Union. This news was brought to light by the company itself. The action of the pill Acomplia (rimonabant) is to block a p...

Average Mom USA Wins $25,000 Via Total Body Transformation

...ansformation! Best wishes to all!!", amid incredible support, votes from her peers, Max Muscle Franchises across the nation, and finally with the nod of Max Muscle Sports Nutrition headquarters, Toni Warrick of Fayetteville, North Carolina proved that 'following the Max Muscle plan and having suppor...

Cancer Patients Benefit From Speed, Accuracy of RapidArc Radiotherapy Treatments

...tions. "I'm usually very good at crossword puzzles, but suddenly I couldn't think of a single word to answer the clues. At a party, I had to smile and nod my head because I couldn't understand what my friends were telling me. This was scary. Thankfully, my speech abilities returned to normal after surger...

BusinessWeek.com Reports an Appearance on Oprah Boosts Sunlight Saunas' Infrared Sauna Sales to Record Highs

...est Trendsetter'. The article reports that among well-known tech companies -- such as Twitter and Kindle that have benefited from Oprah's "priceless" nod of approval -- is leading producer and distributor of far infrared saunas, Sunlight Saunas . The commercial and home saunas offered by Sun...

Roux-en-Y weight loss surgery raises kidney stone risk

...200,000 patients expected to have one of these procedures this year. The most common type of weight loss, or bariatric, surgery, called Roux-en-Y in a nod to the Y-shape of the surgical connections that go around part of the bowel, accomplishes weight loss by decreasing the size of the stomach and allowi...

NBGH Survey Finds Recession Driving Many American Workers to Make Lifestyle Changes to Help Control Health Care Costs

...iod and about one in four changed health plans as a result. Health improvement is more of a priority than it was a year ago. In perhaps a nod to controlling their own health care costs, a majority of survey respondents - 52 percent - report that living a healthy lifestyle is more of a priori...

Dr. Gunther von Hagens 'HUMAN SAGA' Project Presents Sexuality and Reproduction in New Exhibit, The Cycle of Life.

...he anatomical landscape left uncharted by Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564), the founder of modern human anatomy. von Hagens' "HUMAN SAGA" is a historical nod to Vesalius, De humani corporis fabrica, the anatomical textbook that corrected the long trail of misinformation about the human body, and forever c...

Wake Up Your Relationship With a Good Night in Bed This Valentine's Day

...r both of you. If your partner turns in early and you're a night owl, try reading a book with a personal book lamp until you're ready to nod off. If you're an early riser compared to your sleep partner, be considerate in the early morning. Keep overhead lights off and use mini...

Adalimumab may reduce health-care costs for Crohn's disease patients

...ere identified from an institutional database: 311 nod patients, 56 with IND and 26 with fLGD. The impact...CRC) was assessed using life-table methods. Of the nod patients, 17 progressed to advanced neoplasia (sev...proportional hazards analysis was performed on the nod cohort coding 5-ASA as a time-changing covariate a...

Type-1 diabetes not so much bad genes as good genes behaving badly, Stanford research shows

...pression," in scientific parlance) of each of the nod mouse's genes - all 35,000 of them - with that of...from any given gene from a particular tissue from nod mice of a specific age to the corresponding gene ...t genes in any given tissue of the diabetes-prone nod mice at any given time showed about the same acti...

John A. Millard, M.D. is 1st Surgeon in Colorado to Offer Smartlipo MPX™

...izes in Vaser hi-def LipoSculpture , a demanding procedure that removes pockets of fat in extremely toned, musculature patients. He also received the nod as a Smartlipo MPX™ trainer because he has been teaching advanced body sculpting via liposuction to other physicians for the last four years. ...

Hillary Clinton's Legacy: Health Insurance Truth

...nsurance. Half of all Americans are unprepared financially to cope with a costly medical emergency. Weiner and Larmett commend Sen. Obama's gracious nod to Clinton on the issue in his speech June 3rd: "When we finally win the battle for universal health care in this country, she will be central to that...

Celebrity Influences on Plastic Surgery

... that Nicole Kidman's nose was a clear favorite for women around the world. Secondary choices included Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Xuxa, and in a nod to classicism, Grace Kelly and Tasmanian born Princess Mary of Denmark. Abdomen - In some cultures, revealing midriffs is a fashion statement. The...

G&L Guitars' Phyllis Fender Brings Smiles to Children Everywhere

...lis, Leo, and all the musicians that love Leo's legacy, the "Blondie," Leo's loving nickname for Phyllis, was created. Every detail of the guitar is a nod to Phyllis, from the Pearl pickguard and tuning pegs to the matching pearl rear cover, the "Blondie" reflects Phyllis' own unique blend of elegance an...

Sleep chemical central to effectiveness of deep brain stimulation

...rocedure works. The new research, by a team of neuroscientists and neurosurgeons at the University of Rochester Medical Center, gives an unexpected nod to a role for adenosine and to cells called astrocytes that were long overlooked by neuroscientists. Certainly the electrical effect of the stimula...

Human genetic variation -- Science's 'Breakthrough of the Year'

...open new avenues of biomedical research once scientists clear a few more hurdles. It was a strong contender for our main breakthrough, but we gave the nod to human genetic variation because it's so fast-moving and so sweeping. Other notable research advances include: Tracing Cosmic Bullets: Cosmi...

Defective HIV Testing Kits Poses Serious Health Risks

.... Saha is known for his crusade against the medical fraternity in India after his wife's death from alleged wrong treatment. He has now got a nod from Ana Palacio, senior vice-president of the World Bank, to go public with potentially damaging information about distribution of dud HIV testing ki...

70-year-old, Three Sons Seek Mercy Death

...y from Orissa has made such a plea, driven to desperation by poverty. Earlier, a family in Keonjhar and another in Nayagarh had sought the president's nod for mercy death. ...

Pregnant Irish Teenager Wins the Right to Abort

... A 17-year old Irish girl who made headlines recently for challenging the strong Catholic establishment by asserting her right to abort has got the nod from the Dublin High Court. She has moved the Court demanding that she be allowed to go to Britain to abort her fourth month old brain-damaged...

70-year-old, Three Sons Seek Mercy Death

...y from Orissa has made such a plea, driven to desperation by poverty. Earlier, a family in Keonjhar and another in Nayagarh had sought the president's nod for mercy death. Source-IANS/M...

$3bn Rebate Scheme – Is Australia Making a Prudent Move

...r has indeed enthused the younger lot to enroll for private insurance vis a vis the rebate, which is comparatively lackluster. Labor recently gave its nod for the rebate, and also said it would press for higher rebates going up to 40 per cent for senior Australians. /...

Karnataka Pharmacy Gets Licence to Produce Medicines from White Arecanut

... Manjunatheswara Ayurveda Pharmacy, Udupi. The the Directorate of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy (ISMH) has now given the foundation its nod for commercial production of "Pooga syrup" and "Pooga trim" (powder). Pooga in Sanskrit means arecanut. M. Mohanan, technical adviser at the pharm...

Health Officials Approve Plan for New £28m Maternity Hospita

... Health officials in Glasgow gave the nod for the opening of a new £28 million maternity unit at the Southern General Hospital. //The plans put forward by NHS greater Glasgow and Clyde envisio...

Antibody Therapy Prevents Type 1 Diabetes

... of a type of immune cell called T-cells. Treating nod mice with the anti-CD137 antibodies significantly ...y, the antibody therapy did not appear to cure the nod mice because the researchers were still able to se...ice and injected these cells into immune-deficient nod mice, seven of the nine recipient mice developed t...

Bihar Districts Affected by Black Fever

...stic about a new drug developed by the Institute of One World Health, a non-profit pharmaceutical company in the US. "The drug has already got a nod from the WHO and the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI). The clinical trials are over and a Hyderabad-based company will produce the oral pills i...

Stern action against AIIMS Medicos, warns Ramadoss

...I have piles of complaint letters from them against him." "The governing body's resolution is now with the cabinet and till it receives the final nod Venugopal is the director," Ramadoss said adding that if the cabinet rejects it he will accept it in true spirit. "There is no other option." Sou...

Aurobindo Receives Approval from USFDA for anti-AIDS drug

... AIDS patients, the world over, can heave a sigh of relief following the nod of approval from the US Food & Drug Administration// (FDA) for the world’s first anti-AIDS cocktail drug for use as a single dose. The drug manufa...
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