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FDA grants Priority Review for potential new indication for Brilinta

FDA grants Priority Review for potential new indication for Brilinta AstraZeneca today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) and granted Priority Review for BRILINTA® (ticagrelor) tablets for patients with a history of heart attack. The sNDA is based on the results of the PEGASUS-TIMI 54 study, a large-scale outcomes ... Read More »

Invest in pharma sector: Dipan Mehta

Invest in pharma sector: Dipan Mehta Dipan Mehta, Member at BSE & NSE is overweight in pharma sector and feels that it is good to invest in the space. Dipan Mehta, Member at BSE & NSE told CNBC-TV18, “Typically when pharma companies come out with earnings, there is a fair degree of volatility and there are surprises negative as well ... Read More »

The Clever Sheep

The Clever Sheep Let us enjoy reading this one of Aesop’s Fables of The Clever Sheep. One day a wolf cornered a sheep. “You can’t escape,” said the wolf, baring his teeth. “I know,” said the sheep, softly. “Please grant me a last wish. Sing a song so that I may dance one last time.’ “Certainly,’ said the wolf and ... Read More »

Rs 2,277 drug can treat hepatitis B patients

Rs 2,277 drug can treat hepatitis B patients An effective drug for treating hepatitis B virus (HBV) could be mass-produced for as little as USD 36 per person per year against the current US price of over USD 15,000, scientists say. The advance could lead to huge reductions in the number of people being infected with Hepatitis B which causes ... Read More »

Sun Pharma plunges 11% as Daiichi Sankyo sells 8.9% stake

Sun Pharma plunges 11% as Daiichi Sankyo sells 8.9% stake Shares of  Sun Pharma  plunged 11 percent intraday on Tuesday after Daiichi Sankyo decided to offload its stake. Daiichi Sankyo has sold its its entire 8.9 percent stake via multiple blocks at between Rs 930-968 per share (lower end of the band). Daiichi has raised USD 3 billion via stake sale in Sun Pharma. Daiichi ... Read More »

Finding Solution in difficult situations

Finding Solution in difficult situations Good story with a nice message! A father left 17 Camels as an Asset for his Three Sons. When the Father passed away, his sons opened up the will. The Will of the Father stated that the Eldest son should get Half of 17 Camels, The Middle Son should be given 1/3rd of 17 Camels, ... Read More »

Things one must know

Things one must know Environment conscious & Maintain ecological balance During the course of our visit to different areas, knowingly or unknowingly we harm nature by littering the areas, especially during our outings. For example, when one goes for a picnic to a sanctuary, have fun with loud music (even though we know that loud music is prohibited in sanctuaries) ... Read More »

Bar-coding of drugs becomes mandatory to trace their origins

Bar-coding of drugs becomes mandatory to trace their origins    The government has mandated bar-coding of mono cartons of drugs shipped out of the country from July as an additional measure to ensure that its reputation isn’t tarnished by medicines manufactured illicitly in other countries and passed off as made in India. Bar-coding of mono cartons, which hold primary packs ... Read More »

UTMB researchers develop Ebola vaccine effective in a single dose

UTMB researchers develop Ebola vaccine effective in a single dose An interdisciplinary team from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and Profectus BioSciences, Inc. has developed a quick-acting vaccine that is both safe and effective with a single dose against the Ebola strain that killed thousands of people in West Africa last year. These findings are detailed in ... Read More »

Child Labor & Education

Child Labor & Education Send me to school…not to work … The term Child Labor is used for employment of children below a certain age, which is considered illegal by law and custom. The stipulated age varies from country to country and government to government Child labor is a world phenomenon which is considered exploitative and inhuman by many international ... Read More »

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