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German ban on Ranbaxy’s Dewas product expands to entire EU

German ban on Ranbaxy’s Dewas product expands to entire EU NEW DELHI: Adding to Ranbaxy’s regulatory troubles overseas, certain drugs produced at its Dewas plant have been barred from export to all member countries of the European Union for non-compliance to ‘good manufacturing practice’ norms. The EU sanction follows a decision taken by German authorities in this regard for Ranbaxy’s ... Read More »

The Dos and Don’ts of Taking Antibiotics

The Dos and Don’ts of Taking Antibiotics So the change in weather has triggered yet another bacterial infection. No worries, antibiotics are here to your rescue! This most frequently prescribed medication in allopathic medicine, antibiotics, either kill bacteria or restrict their multiplication. The first antibiotic, Penicillin, was discovered quite accidentally by well-known scientist Sir Alexander Fleming in 1928. And today, ... Read More »

Government mulling plan for free essential drugs to all

Government mulling plan for free essential drugs to all NEW DELHi: A proposal to provide essential drugs free of cost to all patients is under government’s consideration in an effort to bring down out of pocket expenditure of an individual on health care, which is presently a whopping 86 per cent. Quoting a WHO report, Health Minister J P Nadda ... Read More »

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility VIVAN is firm in its commitment to social responsibility and considers Human and Social Development as an integral part of our working process, aiming to make a difference in people’s lives. We deliver it with unstilted support from each individual in the Organization, which is a motivational factor at higher end of Human needs for each individual, ... Read More »

Muscle relaxant may be viable treatment for rare form of diabetes

Muscle relaxant may be viable treatment for rare form of diabetes A commonly prescribed muscle relaxant may be an effective treatment for a rare but devastating form of diabetes, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report. The drug, dantrolene, prevents the destruction of insulin-producing beta cells both in animal models of Wolfram syndrome and in cell ... Read More »

Only half of patients take their medications as prescribed

Only half of patients take their medications as prescribed Here is what we know: If people take medications prescribed to them, they usually get better. But only about half of all patients prescribed medication take it according to directions. Here is what we don’t know: We don’t know how to get patients to take their medications, despite many studies looking ... Read More »

Novo Nordisk ranks second on the 2014 Access to Medicine Index

Novo Nordisk ranks second on the 2014 Access to Medicine Index Today, it was announced that Novo Nordisk ranks second on the 2014 Access to Medicine Index, climbing four places since the 2012 Index. Novo Nordisk’s ranking is a reflection of the company’s inclusion of access to medicine within its core business, including equitable pricing strategies, local capability building and ... Read More »

Scientists at Houston Methodist may have discovered a new way to repair damaged tissue

Scientists at Houston Methodist may have discovered a new way to repair damaged tissue By transforming human scar cells into blood vessel cells, scientists at Houston Methodist may have discovered a new way to repair damaged tissue. The method, described in an upcoming issue of Circulation, appeared to improve blood flow, oxygenation, and nutrition to areas in need. Cardiovascular scientists ... Read More »

GSK seeks US FDA & European approval for mepolizumab to treat patients with severe eosinophilic asthma

GSK seeks US FDA & European approval for mepolizumab to treat patients with severe eosinophilic asthma GlaxoSmithKline plc has filed regulatory submissions in the USA and Europe for mepolizumab for approval as a maintenance treatment for patients with severe eosinophilic asthma, identified by a blood eosinophil count of at least 150 cells per microlitre at the start of treatment or ... Read More »

NSAIDs prevent colon cancer by inducing death of intestinal stem cells that have mutation

NSAIDs prevent colon cancer by inducing death of intestinal stem cells that have mutation Aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) protect against the development of colorectal cancer by inducing cell suicide pathways in intestinal stem cells that carry a certain mutated and dysfunctional gene, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute ... Read More »

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